SingersMarin, (Choral Singers of Marin) is an association of choruses that was founded to serve the community and preserve the choral art. SingersMarin has three avenues of service. First, we provide singers of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of making music together. Second, we bring that joy to the community through our outreach program and public concerts. Third and most important, we strive for the highest level of musical standards in all of our presentations.
Founded by Artistic Director, Jan Pedersen Schiff in January, 1987, Choral Singers of Marin, Inc. became a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in July, 1988 with Wings of Song as its first ensemble. This all-female (non-auditioned) chorus continues to grow in numbers and in excellence.In September of 2001, the chorus expanded to serve more women by holding rehearsals during the daytime and evenings, which also increased the number of performances they provide for the elderly audiences of Marin.The group sings a repertoire of familiar songs, including light classical, folk songs, show-tunes, and popular standards. In 1994, they hosted the California Women's Chorus Convention.The chorus recorded its first CD, Sentimental Journey, during the summer of 1999.
SingersMarin began building a mixed chorus in 1992.This group, originally called Choral Singers of Marin, became known as A Joyful Sound! Now performing only during the summer season, the chorus encourages families to participate together. The Marin Master Chorale, after four successful seasons, presented an historic final performance of the Berlioz, Requiem at Davies Symphony Hall in May, 2001. Today, American Choral Artists is the adult mixed chorus of SingersMarin. Included in its purpose are recording, touring, and becoming the model for excellence in the choral art.