The woods would be silent if only the bird with the best song sang
Welcome to West Marin's Community Choir
West Marin Choir is a 60-member community choir with chapters in Point Reyes and Stinson Beach, singing soulful and heartful group harmony songs and chants from around the world. The choir sings a-cappella songs, folk songs, spirituals and more. Founded in 2013, the choir became a nonprofit program of Sound Orchard in 2015.
Introducing Kristine Barrett
October 8, 2019... We're very excited about the guest songleader for our next choir series. Kristine Barrett is a vocalist, composer and choral director specializing in traditional music and ritual song. She performs with the acclaimed Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and directs several community choirs throughout the Bay Area including the Temple of Light Georgian Community Choir in Berkeley and the Headlands Community Folk Ensemble. She lives in a houseboat in Sausalito with a myriad of plants, shrines, animals, and her husband.
The Healing Power of Singing, Owning Your Creativity, Building Community: Devi Daly
Meaningful Musical Conversations podcast feature
September 15, 2019… Sound Orchard director Devi Daly was the featured guest this week on Meaningful Musical Conversations, where hosts Jill Minyé and Daniel Thompson got her talking more than ever about what she does - community music, singing, yoga and more. More info...
Sangha-ing in Harmony: Anne Cushman
"I drove west out a winding country road lined with redwoods to the tiny, artsy town of Point Reyes Station to join the spring session of West Marin Choir."
"I felt buoyed up, guided, and held by the more experienced voices around me—like swimming with a school of fish through a river of music. As we sang in four-part harmony for my first time, I felt exhilarated, thrilled. We sound fantastic! I sound fantastic! Well, OK, maybe that’s the person next to me—but hey! Who cares? We’re doing this together! And just like that—I was back in the groove of singing again."