Marin Chapter - Barbershop Harmony Society

Who is THE Marin Barbershop Chorus

We are the longest performing male a cappella chorus in Marin County, with over 65 years of great barbershop style singing. We perform at numerous events throughout the year, including our sellout annual show (typically at the Marin Civic Center’s Showcase Theater), the Marin County Fair around Independence Day, San Rafael Pacifics home baseball games, and at traditional Holiday sing-outs in the community.  As the local Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, we also participate in Far Western District and Division Conventions and Contests along with other FWD choruses. We are dedicated to good fellowship, fun, and fine choral harmony.

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All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit! 

We rehearse every Monday evening at 6:30 pm, at Duncan Hall, 72 Kensington Rd. (corner of Ross Ave.) San Anselmo, CA 94960.  Duncan Hall is adjacent to the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, across from the
Wade Thomas Elementary School.

All are welcome!

Please observe the following:



Until further noticein order to participate in a live Chorus Rehearsal:
  1. YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED - If you are fully vaccinated, you can join the rehearsal and sing indoors with a mask.
  • Those not yet fully vaccinated will not be allowed to join the in-person rehearsal.
  1. CHECK IN – Stop at the checkpoint at the ROSS AVE. entrance of Duncan Hall.
  • There will be a table and monitor there to greet you!
  1. SHOW YOUR VACCINATION CARD – A Vaccination Monitor will record the date(s) and type of your COVID-19 vaccination.
  • This applies to Chapter Members and guests. 
  • The information will be kept private.
  1. ENTER THE REHEARSAL SPACE – After you have been checked-in, you can join the other members present.
  1. BE RESPONSIBLE - If you feel sick, stay home.
  • If anyone in your immediate family is ill with COVID, be overly cautious.
  • If there’s a chance you’ve been exposed, self-isolate at home and monitor your own health closely.
  1. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE - Don’t share water bottles, pencils, or other personal items associated with rehearsals.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect common surfaces that are touched often.
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

The General Guidance  and Chorus Guidelines above were taken from:


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Latest news!



Our Annual Show this year, “Barbershop on Broadway,” previously scheduled on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Playhouse in San Anselmo, has been postponed due to COVID precautions. 

Watch this space for information about our upcoming performances!


Robert K. Hibbs
3/26/1924 - 8/26/2021

Bob Hibbs was a longtime resident of Novato, California. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Novato, Marin Barbershop Chorus and SIRS (Seniors in Retirement). Bob had a zest for life and a tireless thirst for knowledge, especially in the areas of religion and politics. He loved his golf games, gardening and singing. Bob was a true gentleman who always had a kind word and smile for everyone. We all miss him.

In a ceremony delayed due to COVID restrictions, Music Director Deborah Benedict Jackson was presented with the engraved 2020 Barbershopper of the Year (BOTY) trophy by the 2019 BOTY recipient John Nelson.  The entire Chapter wholeheartedly supports her well-deserved award.

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