Singers Marin, (Choral Singers of Marin) is an association of choruses that was founded to serve the community and preserve the integrity of the choral art. Singers Marin provides singers of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of making music together and bring that joy to the community through our outreach program and public concerts. Most importantly, 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 it provides for the elderly audiences of Marin.The group sings a repertoire of familiar songs, including light classical, folk songs, show-tunes, and popular standards.
Singers Marin 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 a historic final performance of the Berlioz, Requiem at Davies Symphony Hall in May 2001.
Young Singers of Marin had its formal beginnings in 1996 as an outgrowth of a two-year sponsorship of the Marin High School Honors Chorus.The first all-female teen chorus chose the name les étoiles, and subsequently have become the “stars” of Singers Marin. Caroling Kids joined in the fall of 1996, after a previously independent successful season.