Spring Rehearsals Cancelled
March 12, 2020 Statement from Chorus Manager, Tom Cromwell: As a result of recent events in this rapidly spreading pandemic I believe it is prudent for us to discontinue rehearsals for the foreseeable future. We are confronted with a new virus about which many questions remain unanswered. What we do know is that we have no natural immunity, no vaccination to build immunity, and no tested antiviral... a possibility, remdesivir under early studies. Social distancing now appears to be the major effective way to deal with the virus….removing the viruses' host (us) in hopes that it will eventually die out. Social distancing has previously been defined as avoiding crowds of greater than 1000, which has rapidly been decreased by public health officials to 500 then 250. The most recent directive from SF Health Director, Dr. Grant Colfax. is 10 for high risk individuals ….. his advice, high risk individuals defined as 60 or over, especially with underlying disease, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. In view of that plus the wholesale closure of sporting events, schools, and businesses in an attempt to control the spread, it would be imprudent of us to continue rehearsals until future notice.
The Marin Men's Chorus is a group of men whose common denominator is the joy of singing. Since our founding in 1981, we have performed at various venues including retirement homes, civic functions, and formal concerts (follow the History link at top for more information). Chorus programs have included a variety of vocal music.
Our director is Autumn Allee and our accompanist is Heather Creighton.
We currently have about 30 active members but seek to increase our membership. We are now on Coronavirus hiatus but invite interested men to join us when rehearsals begin again (probably fall 2020) at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Belvedere, CA. We normally rehearse every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at St. Stephen's.
Details about chorus membership and operation can be found in Info for Members. For questions or other information regarding the chorus, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org