The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Presents

A Vocal Harmony Event.

Saturday May 17th, 1 - 6 PM


Larkspur, California

Choruses, vocal ensembles, quartets and more.

You too can sing in the Instant Chorus - Directed by Betsy Blakeslee

Special Guest Appearance by The Quintessential Five

Sensational vocal group direct from the Republic of Georgia (Competing in the National Finals)

4PM - Instant Chorus led by Betsy Blakeslee. - assisted by members of World Harmony Chorus and Melanie Ida Chopko.

Afternoon Performing Groups

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: Rehearses at Hendrix Hall, 326 Mission Ave., San Rafael

Founded in 1987 by Artistic Director, Jan Pedersen Schiff as a women’s chorus, Wings of Song, Singers Marin today is an association of choruses for amateur and professional singers, including youth and adults, that provides expert training in vocal skills and musicianship, while presenting charitable performances and high quality concerts for the local community and beyond.

Location: Adult Rehearsals are at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings, and Youth Rehearsals are at the Mt. Tamlapais Church in Mill Valley on Monday afternoons and evenings. Other days and locations for the children’s chorus.

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., First Presbyterian Church, 939 B Street, Petaluma

Specializing in doo wop and jazz arrangements, Marin Harmony has been in existence for 10 years, formerly known as Urban Harmony. A prize-winning contestant at the Marin County Fair in 2010, Marin Harmony is a fun loving community who brings joyous entertainment to families, friends, retirement communities and to each other.

Location: The chorus meets every Monday night 7:30-9:30 at the
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Terra Linda.

We're Scales of the City, one of San Francisco's newest co-ed a cappella groups! Based on the model of a collegiate glee club, but decidedly updated, we're a group of performers who love singing pop music from our childhoods and today, with a sprinkling of showtunes just for kicks. We're all about making great music to share, and having a great time doing it!.

Location: Rehearsals are Wednesday Nights at ODC in San Francsico.

The Marin Men's Chorus (MMC) is a group of men whose common denominator is the joy of singing. The MMC rehearses weekly and is a non-credit course at the College of Marin. No audition necessary.

Location: Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from August through June at St. Stephens Church, 3 Bayview, Belvedere,

Sound Wave Chorus is a women's chorus committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances.

Location: Rehearsals on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm at St. Anne’s Auditorium, 850 Judah Street, between 14th Ave & Funston.

The Anything Goes Chorus is a mixed community chorus started in 1980 by jazz vocalist and director Ellen Robinson. The repertoire covers a variety of styles: jazz, popular, show tunes, a cappella, world music and oldies. Annual spring concerts combine both San Francisco and Oakland choruses to create a 50 member chorus with a performance at a major venue in the Bay Area. Their performances create a beautiful, moving and fun program that always has a few surprises with a sprinkling of choreography and props. In addition, the chorus performs at Bay Area assisted living facilities sharing the joy of singing with those who can’t get out to hear music.

Location: One group meets on Wednesdays in Oakland, two groups meet on Thursdays in San Francisco.

World Harmony Chorus is an East Bay community chorus that sings a cappella World Music. Our repertoire includes poly-rhythmic African songs; ornamented, hauntingly beautiful Balkan songs, spicy Latin rhythms, and little known traditional songs from diverse cultures. The music is rhythmic, fascinating, and fun to sing.

Location: Rehearsals Tuesday, Lake Merritt Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

From Santa Rosa the Singers just received a unanimous superior rating by the California Music Educators Association.


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. Join a chorus today!

Places to eat while you listen

Don't Miss the Big Evening Event

30th Annual

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - 8PM
Marin Center, San Rafael, California
Tickets available at Marin Center Box Office - 415-499-6800
Note there is no service charge on tickets bought in person at the box office
The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the National Finals.

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