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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. Here are some places in your community where you can sing.

Choruses in the Peninsula


The M'Earthtones, whose mission statement is "Creating Harmony in a Dissonant World," encourages their audiences to "think globally, act vocally." Their repertoire includes 4 - 7 part vocal arrangements of songs ranging from contemporary to ancient songs from countries such as France, Italy, Israel, England, Africa and the United States. The ensemble is comprised of eight men and eight women who travel from different parts of the Bay area- San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto Menlo Park, and 3 members from Half Moon Bay - to meet weekly to rehearse in San Mateo. They have been delighting area audiences for the past 5 years at venues such as The Little Fox in Redwood City, The San Francisco Free Folk Festival, The Cayuga Vault in Santa Cruz and at numerous house concerts throughout the Peninsula

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Peninsula Community Chorus

PMAA sponsors and supports musical groups that instruct individuals in vocal techniques, music appreciation, and offers musical education from diverse genres, eras, and cultures through performances at public, civic, and cultural events.

Hometown: Foster City, CA

Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo

Founded in 1964 by Galen Marshall and currently under the direction of Dr. Bryan Baker, Masterworks Chorale performs a rich variety of music, from major works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, to modern masterpieces, and new works by contemporary composers. This innovative programming makes Masterworks endlessly engaging for both performer and listener. Our season opens with the ambitious production of Mendelssohn's grand oratorio, Elijah, truly a magnificent work with its enthralling musical drama and pathos.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Ragazzi Boys Chorus

Founded in 1987, Ragazzi Boys Chorus provides outstanding musical education and performance opportunities for boys and young men, ages 7 to 18. About 200 participate in this internationally recognized program. Under the leadership of artistic director and co-founder, Joyce Keil, Ragazzi Boys Chorus performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary works for both the treble and changed voice.

The chorus concertizes regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Ragazzi participated in the San Francisco Symphony's recording of Stravinsky's Persephone, part of a GRAMMY winning best classical album. The chorus also produces its own discography. Ragazzi Boys Chorus was named a CBS Best Choir of the Peninsula in 2013 and has been cited by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of four elite youth choruses in the Bay area. Ragazzi made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2014 and regularly tours in the United States and internationally.

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Menlo Park Chorus

Get to know your neighbors and have fun singing in the Menlo Park Chorus (MPC)! The MPC is a community choral organization whose goal is to rehearse and perform a wide variety of choral music and have fun doing it. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music and gives several concerts a year. Our singers span a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Some do not read music and have never been in a chorus before.

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA

Offbook A Cappella

Step 1) Get the music. 2) Learn your part. 3) Try to be Offbook! Offbook is a new a cappella group based in the Bay Area. This 10-person singing collective started when a contingent of Facebook employees, who share a love of making music with their mouths, wanted to continue their passion for singing outside the office. Offbook sings a wide variety of music from top 40 hits to classic rock, pop, and more. Despite being new on the scene, they are determined to make a name for themselves. OffBook is excited to share their love for music to all ears!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Fault Line A Cappella Chorus

The Fault Line A Cappella Chorus is a group of people (all genders, ages welcome!) from the SF Bay Area who enjoy singing a Cappella music. For forty years, congenial people of good character have been ringing out the glorious sounds of barbershop harmony.

Founded in 1976, we sing classic barbershop songs to more recent tunes. We perform for groups, organizations, and parties as a chorus of 15-25 singers or by one of our entertaining quartets.

Hometown: Burlingame, CA

Peninsula Cantare

Peninsula Cantare is a community choir based in Palo Alto, California. Peninsula Cantare is dedicated to keeping alive the great choral masterpieces and exploring new music for the education and enjoyment of our audiences. Program repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century; from a cappella literature to major works with orchestra.

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Peninsula Musical Arts Association

We are the Peninsula Musical Arts Association, formed to support community-based musical groups on the mid-peninsula. Based in Foster City, California, our nonprofit corporation consists of volunteers from communities all over the Peninsula who participate in our two performing groups: "Foster City Community Chorus" and "Heart & Soul". In cooperation with the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department, we strive to bring to the community an appreciation of a broad range of musical literature. See Less

Hometown: Foster City, CA

Peninsula Girls Chorus

The mission of the Peninsula Girls Chorus is to engage the hearts and minds of girls and young women from diverse backgrounds through a comprehensive experience in choral music. We strive to demonstrate our commitment to excellence through a rigorous music education and literacy program. These skills serve as the foundation for outstanding performances of the highest quality choral literature that reflects humankind. It is our vision that our choristers will live life more deeply through their involvement and participation in choral music.

Hometown: Burlingame, CA

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