Like most of us, the past few years have been a period of monumental change. Count Singers Marin, the nonprofit choral organization founded 35 years ago by Jan Pedersen Schiff, a towering figure in the Marin music community, among them.
On the heels of Pedersen Schiff’s retirement in June 2020, the organization has navigated the same challenge as many choral organizations: “when can we all sing together in person?”
The long-delayed answer to that question is beginning to crystalize, as the organization has announced its intentions to get back to what it does best.
“Come join Singers Marin and share the fun in singing Broadway showtunes, past and present, this summer,” Singers Marin co-president Tori Brant wrote. “The season is for all voices – men, women and kids with opportunities for soloists, duets and small groups. The season starts on June 13 with rehearsals taking place on Monday nights in Tiburon from 7-9:00pm. We will showcase our songs in a concert that will take place on Sunday, August 14 at 4pm.”
The renewed excitement for Singers Marin serves as the next chapter for an organization Schiff established around a “think globally, act locally” mantra, with the group singing everywhere from stages in Iceland and Australia to Bay Area concert venues and at the annual Winterfest celebration in downtown Mill Valley. Over the years, Singers Marin has performed at Carnegie Hall five times and Pedersen Schiff served as guest conductor there twice. Her choirs, both adult and youth, won international awards at the World Choir Games, formerly called the Choir Olympics; the Sydney Opera House; Graz, Austria; and Riga, Latvia. They were invited and attended premiere choral festivals around the world, including Scandinavia and South Africa.
Ready to be a part of the next iteration of Singers Marin? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to register or call 415-383-3712.
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