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Singing with a group of friends is not only a fun, creative and rewarding way to spend some time but more and more studies are showing the various health, social and general well being of group harmony singing. Here are some places in your community where you can sing.

The 100-member Chorus of the Marin Symphony is featured yearly in the Symphony's concert programming. This season, the Chorus performs Mozart's Requiem in the Sunday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 2, 2010 concerts. This celebrated chorus consists of some of the finest vocalists in Marin County. In years past, they have performed works with the Marin Symphony such as Orff's Carmina Burana, Poulenc's Gloria and Requiems by Brahms, Duruflé and Fauré.

Location: Membership in the Marin Symphony Chorus is by audition only. Auditions for the January 31 & February, 2, 2010 performances will be held on September 13 & 20, 2009 by appointment only. Auditions are at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1180 Lynwood Drive, Novato.

Consort Chorale, founded in 1994 and directed by Allan Robert Petker, is an audition-only group of select singers from the San Francisco Bay Area who are dedicated to the choral art form. Consort singers are committed to achieving choral excellence across a broad spectrum of musical eras and styles. The group rehearses during the summer months culminating in a concert each August in Marin County.

Location: contact

Our members come from the Sonoma Valley and the surrounding communities of Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and as far away as Fairfield/Suisun. The choir members range in ages from 18 to 80 and come from all walks of life, with varied careers and interests. But we are united by our love of music and our common desire to share that music with our audiences.

Location: Please visit our online application page.

The Mayflower Community Chorus is the performing ensemble of the Mayflower Choral Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting the educational and cultural benefits of musical performance to its members, the Marin community, and general public. The Mayflower Community Chorus has no formal auditions, but members must meet certain musical qualifications. Being a member of the Chorus requires regular attendance to build both shared choral experience and knowledge. We become an ensemble when you go from “I know this” to “We know this together” and from “I can do this” to “We can do this together.”

Location: Reheares at Hendrix Hall, 326 Mission Ave., San Rafael

The Lighthouse Singers of Marin County under the direction of Ulis Redick, is an interfaith community choir performing contemporary and traditional black gospel music. The choir has excited audiences throughout the United States in multi-faith and multi-racial church services, inspirational gospel workshops, national gospel conventions, as well as community service performances. The Lighthouse Singers have been acclaimed for their beautiful harmonies, their powerfully rich sound and their gift of inspiration. These qualities earned the Lighthouse Singers honors for Most Promising Choir, Best Community Choir and best performance at the Gospel Academy Awards, held each year at the famous Paramount Theater in Oakland.

Location: The Lighthouse Singers rehearse selected Friday evenings at the First United Methodist Church in San Rafael, located at 9 Ross Drive in San Rafael.

The Dominican University Winifred Baker Chorale is a community choral ensemble sponsored by Dominican University of California.  The Chorale is open to all interested persons who desire to sing choral art music.  Moreover, the Chorale serves as an academic credit ensemble for University music students and other degree pursuing students enrolled at Dominican.
Location: Rehearsals are on the Angelico Hall Stage, 7:30-9:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted in the rehearsal and performance schedule. 

Marin Oratorio is an auditioned ensemble. Auditions will be held by the director at the first and second rehearsals. Choristers are expected to demonstrate pleasant tone quality, accuracy of pitch, and basic sight reading ability. It is the general policy of the director to accept all who qualify, although he may start a wait list for some sections, if there is an imbalance. Continuing members are not required to re-audition, if their participation has been continuous.

Location: Rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00 PM, from late August through early December, and from late-January through mid May. Rehearsals are held in the Fine Arts Building on the Kentfield Campus.

We are a community of singers and composers who also commune as a family. Our lives are touching each other in many ways. The joy we give to our audience enhances the weekly ritual of rehearsing and meeting. It is for us that we sing….and for you!

Location: The Lighthouse Singers rehearse selected Friday evenings at the First United Methodist Church in San Rafael, located at 9 Ross Drive in San Rafael.

Chartered in 1965 with a membership of 25 singers, Santa Rosa now has a roster of 35 members. The Redwood Chordsmen perform throughout the year presenting an "annual" show production along with seasonal dinner cabaret performances as well as performing for various civic groups, clubs, conventions, private functions or simply a visit to a local convalescent home. If you want to develop as a singer...You'll find lots of opportunities to learn more about your voice and how to use it through weekly meetings, workshops, schools and available instructional materials.

Location: The Chordsmen practise on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at The Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 600 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa.

We're always looking for men who feel like singing a song or two. No auditions, just join us for singing in an easy, friendly way. It doesn't matter how old you are. We have wonderful high school age quartets in our society as well as many dandy ones with members well into their seventies.

Location: We meet every Tuesday night, 7:30-10:00 PM, at First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo,  Kensington Road at Ross Avenue.

The Marin Men's Chours is a group of men whose common denominator is the joy of singing. It performs concerts for different groups including retirement homes, significant community functions and other events.

Location: Rehearses weekly and is a non-credit course at the College of Marin, where our Director, Don Miller, is a faculty member.

SingersMarin was founded by Jan Pedersen Schiff in 1987 as a women's chorus, Wings of Song.  Today, it is an association of choruses for amateur and professional singers that includes both youth and adults, men and women.  For young people and the amateur singer, it provides expert training in vocal skills and musicianship, all the while presenting the highest quality concerts for the local community and beyond.
Location:  Most rehearsals are held in southern Marin:  Tiburon and Mill Valley.  To schedule an audition appointment, call:  415-383-3712; email:

The award-winning Pacific Empire Chorus is a women's performance and competition chorus singing four-part, a cappella harmony in jazz, pop, rock and barbershop styles. Membership includes women from all walks of life who come from eight different north-bay counties.

Location: Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7pm., Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 South Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma

Sacramento Women's Chorus makes about a dozen appearances a year on behalf of women, the environment, peace & justice, equal rights, tolerance and the celebration of diversity. Sacramento Women's Chorus is a non-profit group of women who are building community through our love of music, dedication to musical excellence and commitment to performing music which reflects the lives of women.

Location: Call to schedule an appointment:  (877) 758-7827

Forty-six girls and boys are currently members of the Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus, under the artistic direction of Carol Menke. The children are divided into three groups- Training, Intermediate and Concert. Selected by audition from all of Sonoma County, these choristers meet once a week to study and rehearse. They concentrate on the basics. . . theory, sight-reading and consummate vocal technique. The Training and Intermediate Groups receive music theory instruction under the guidance of Claire Frydenlund. The remainder of the rehearsal time is spent on vocal training and repertoire to be performed under the direction of Carol Menke. Once fundamentally prepared, they advance by audition to the Concert group, where they concretize and tour annually.

Location: Please call the Chorus Office at (707) 527-8813 to schedule your audition! Welcome!

Marin Children's Chorus (MCC) is the oldest children's chorus in Marin and is dedicated exclusively to children. Founded in 1988 by Martha Wall, MCC has grown into a dynamic group of boys and girls, ages 6-13, from all over Marin County. MCC teaches the art of choral singing by freeing the child's natural voice and finding the clear tone within each singer. Children blossom at their own pace and discover their personal musical talents and tastes by learning songs from many sources..

Location: Any girl who wants to sing is eligible. The chorus invites girls from all parts of the community to sing with us. Auditions for singers entering grades 2-8 are required. Novato

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