The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Presents

A Vocal Harmony Event

Saturday May 19th, 2018, 1 - 6 PM

MARIN COUNTRY MART

Larkspur, California

Choruses, vocal ensembles, quartets and more.


2018 Afternoon Performing Groups

Dotter’s Knot

Dotter's Knot brings a fresh approach to some old familiar ren faire favorites, as well as introducing the audience to some little known material drawn from traditional folk music, with a smattering of original pieces. We feature memorable, sing-able, audience-pleasing melodies, and intricate harmony.

Type: Female World 


Yes we are. Formed in 2012, we have been performing original covers of everything from classic rock hits to contemporary pop tunes. As a 13 person a cappella group, we achieve a unique sound by fusing new and old music in sophisticated arrangements. We strive to bring joy to our audience and hope to share our Aca-love of singing to everyone within earshot!

Type: Mixed Contemporary Semi-Pro  Hometown: Concord


Redwood High School Chorus

After 30 years with no choral program, the Redwood High School Chorus was just reinstated as a for-credit class in the 2017-2018 school year! The chorus has recently performed at the San Francisco Conservatory concert hall, the San Jose State University Choral Invitational, and at Weill Hall at Sonoma State University.

Type: Mixed Choral High School  Audition policy: Non-Audition.

Rehearsal info: Rehearsals for high-school-age singers are held Tuesday evenings at Brookside Elementary School. Check the website for more details on the new elementary-age group (grades 3-5) starting in Fall 2015!


"Rita & The Cosmos" is a Marin based a cappella singing group of six sassy gals. Our group (as pictured left to right: Bobbi, Carolyn, Toni, Rita, Lauren and Gloria) was formed in 2005 when Rita assembled some musically inclined friends. Our repertoire includes a mixture of standards, jazz, pop and Broadway tunes, featuring original, upbeat, four part arrangements that will get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping! The songs reflect themes of friendship, spirituality, romance and love. Selections by Berlin and Gershwin are among the crowd-pleasing favorites. We perform at formal and informal events including cocktail and dinner parties, holiday celebrations, other special occasions, as well as at senior living centers in counties throughout the Bay area. Requests for personalized parodies are happily accommodated.

Type: Female Contemporary  Hometown: San Rafael


Specializing in doo wop and jazz arrangements, Marin Harmony has been in existence for 13 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.

Type: Mixed Contemporary Community  Hometown: San Rafael

Audition policy: Non Audition.

Rehearsal info: The chorus meets every Monday night 7:15-9:15 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Terra Linda.


We're Scales of the City, a San Francisco co-ed a cappella group that performs all around the Bay Area. Based on the model of a collegiate glee club, 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.

Type: Mixed Contemporary Semi-Pro  Hometown: San Francisco

Audition policy: Audition Required. Scales of the City holds auditions at the beginning of each season (usually in January) and occasionally on an as-needed basis to fill vacant positions in the group.

Rehearsal info: Rehearsals are Wednesday Nights at ODC in San Francsico.


The Marin Golden Gate Barbershop Chorus is a group of men who love to sing in the close harmonies of the Barbershop style.

Type: Male Barbershop  Hometown: San Anselmo

Audition policy: Non Audition. Love to sing? Come join us on Monday nights, 7:30 to 10:00 PM, 1st Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo (Duncan Hall), 72 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, CA

Rehearsal info: The chapter meets every Monday evening, 7:30-10:00pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo


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.

Type: Mixed Choral Adult and Youth Choruses  Hometown: Mill Valley

Audition policy: Non Audition. Auditions not required for every chorus. Please see website for details

Rehearsal info: 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.


Pacific Empire Chorus is the premier northern California women's, 4-part a cappella, award winning mid-sized chorus. PEC is a 501c(3) organization, dedicated to bringing a cappella harmony, to women of all ages throughout Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties. Come visit the Pacific Empire Chorus and experience for yourself the love of harmony, friendship and singing that we share each week.

Type: Female Barbershop  Hometown: Petaluma

Audition policy: Audition Required. Pacific Empire Chorus welcomes women who love to sing and are striving for excellence. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join our rehearsal any Wednesday evening.

Rehearsal info: Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7pm., First Presbyterian Church of Petaluma - in the hall behind the church, 939 B Street, Petaluma, CA 94952



2018 Schedule
1.00 – 1.30
Singers Marin
1.30 – 2.00
Pacific Empire Chorus
2.00 – 2.30
Rita and the Cosmos
2.30 – 3.00
Marin Barbershop Chorus
3.00 – 3.30 Marin Harmony
3.30 – 4.00 Redwood High Chorus
4.00 – 4.30 Aca-Word
4.30 - 5.00 Dotter's Knot
5.00 – 5.30 Scales of the City


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!

Don't Miss the Big Evening Event

34th Annual

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 - 8PM
MARIN VETERAN'S AUDITORIUM
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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