Marin Symphony Chorus & Chamber Chorus


Stephen McKersie, Director

The 100-member Chorus of the Marin Symphony is featured yearly in the Symphony’s concert programming. This season, the Chorus will perform Brahms’s Nänie and Schicksalslied on March 5 & 7, 2017 at the Masterworks 3: Songs of Destiny concert.

The 44-member Chamber Chorus sings annual Holiday Concerts in the San Rafael Mission Church. These concerts are presented on the first weekend of December and include a mix of world Holiday music, featured youth choirs, vocal soloists, Marin Symphony instrumentalists, smaller vocal ensembles, and audience-sung carols.

This celebrated chorus consists of some of the finest vocalists in Marin County. In years past, they have performed works with the Marin Symphony such as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria and Requiems by Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré and Mozart, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the exciting premiere of Rob Kapilow’s Chrysopylae/Golden Gate Opus in 2012.

About Stephen
Stephen McKersie is Director of the Marin Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and Organist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Novato. Mr. McKersie has studied conducting, organ performance, and organ building in San Francisco, Chicago, Princeton, St. Louis, London, Frankfurt, and Paris; was a pipe organ builder; is married to Cynthia Reese; and loves cooking, living in San Francisco, and drinking wines of the world.