Fourth Street Beat is a mixed vocal ensemble that takes its name from Fourth Street in San Rafael, California where they first began.  For over 20 years this close-knit group has performed at concerts, community events and social gatherings around the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  The ensemble endeavors to bring a special sense of hope and joy to those who hear them, and to share their love of music and singing!

 Fourth Street Beat enjoys singing a variety of musical styles from the Great American Songbook and beyond.  Don’t be surprised if between arrangements of pop songs from the 30s and show tunes from the 60s, you hear an operatic duet, Irish carol or beautiful rendition of a Robert Frost poem.

 Originally formed as an auditioned group within the Mayflower Community Chorus, the ensemble remains an integral part of the Chorus and its activities. Since 1997 the Mayflower Choral Society, the nonprofit parent organization, has recognized the group’s commitment and has supported their efforts to perform as ambassadors of the Chorus.

 In 2000 a new chapter began after they performed at the “Memory Walk” (a fundraiser for the Marin County Alzheimer’s Association), and later that day for the residents of a local skilled nursing facility (SNF). The group found this experience so rewarding that arrangements were made for biannual “SNF Tours” to eight local facilities. In 2002 the Marin Arts Council granted a request for funding to double the number of performances, and continues to provide its support. The ensemble experienced its first international performance in 2006 at the Domov Duchodu Senior Home, as part of the Prague Advent Choral Festival.

 For more information please contact use at the contact information below.

Front row (L toR) Jan Gibbs(S), Gretchen Klein (S), Mellisa Muller (S), Susan Charleton (A), Juanita Chase (A) Mary Selles,  (A)

Back row (L to R) Fred Wright (T), Thomas Stephan  (T), Phil Mulle (B), Ken Klein (B), Tom Dembski (B)

David Manley (Not pictured) serves as Music Coach and accompanist.

Fourth Street Beat

Singing the National Anthem … Again!!


We’ve been invited back to sing the National Anthem at the Pacific’s baseball game - July 17, 2015


Come out to the ballgame and join us when we sing.

  Established 1980

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Last modified 6/18/17

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