Meet the Coastal Voices Community
Choir of Santa Maria, California.
The mission of Coastal Voices is to bring the joy of choral music to the community.
We rehearse Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria, California. We usually take a summer hiatus in June and July. Please call for details. We would love to have you come and check us out! We only ask that you can carry a tune and that you love to sing—no audition is required.
If simple enjoyment isn’t motivation enough, consider this: a new study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music, which tested members of five different choirs, found that singing for one hour was associated with significant reductions in stress hormones, such as cortisol, and increases in quantities of cytokines (immune system proteins), which can boost the body’s ability to fight serious illness. Dr Ian Lewis, Director of Research and Policy at Tenovus Cancer Care and co-author of the research, said: “We’ve long heard anecdotal evidence that singing in a choir makes people feel good, but this is the first time it’s been demonstrated that the immune system can be affected by singing.”
Enjoyable and good for you, too! What are you waiting for?
If you do not sing but still want to be involved, we need volunteers to help with performances and events. Please give us a call at (805) 51SING5 (805-517-4645), or use the contact form below.
Each season we sell advertising in our concert programs to defray some of our costs. If you would like to be a concert advertiser or group sponsor please contact us!
The people behind Coastal Voices:
Board of Directors
Juliann Hemphill, President
Margaret Nelson, Artistic Director
Marjorie Gjerdrum, Vice President
Ellen Pillow, Secretary
Lynne Smith, Treasurer
Marianne Greenelsh, President Emeritus
Esther H. Moon, President Emeritus and House Manager
Coastal Voices is a California Registered
Nonprofit Corporation with
IRS 501(c)3 status, EIN #30-0230313