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Conspiracy of Beards’ 12th Season Kicks Off at the de Young Museum September 5th


Event Page: Conspiracy of Beards @ Soundwave ((6)) – Modernist Movements at the de Young Museum

Show Times: 6:20pm & 8:00pm

This is a FREE event!

We are honored to announce that we will be kicking off our 12th season on Friday, September 5th as part of the Soundwave ((6)), San Francisco’s acclaimed biennial of innovative sound, art, and music presented by MEDIATE Art Group! Conspiracy of Beards will sing two sets at Friday Nights at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. This year’s Soundwave theme is water, so we will be performing a set of Leonard Cohen songs that touch on this subject in one way or another.

There are also a few other performers taking part in the event including:

Jay Kreimer, who has toured widely, performing on his invented instruments and computer configurations. He has composed and performed a series of conceptual, audience-interactive computer compositions, notably in the last three Soundwave series in San Francisco.

Moses Hacmon, a collaborative artist, photographer, and architect whose main interest is the constant creation of physical objects that represent the spirit of the present time and space, both in architecture and art. This project he calls Faces Of Water, which exposes the movement within water, previously invisible to our eyes.

Luciano Chessa, a composer, conductor, pianist, and musical saw/Vietnamese dan bau soloist, active in Europe, the U.S., Australia, and South America. Recent compositions include Set and Setting, a San Francisco Contemporary Music Players commission; LIGHTEST, an SFMOMA commission; Squeeze! Squeeze! Squeeze!, a large-scale work written for The Living Earth Show; and A Heavenly Act, an opera with original video by Kalup Linzy commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Conspiracy of Beards Summer Hiatus

Summer Hiatus

Conspiracy of Beards will be taking the summer off as usual. We’ll be back in the fall with details of our upcoming travels for the 2014/2015 season…our 12th! We’ll be adding new arrangements to our repertoire and singing the songs of Leonard Cohen in new venues. In the mean time check out our YouTube page for some intriguing videos of our exploits over the last few years. Follow us on Instagram for photographic evidence that we are taking selfies over the break. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to see our realtime updates throughout the summer! You can also join our Email List to receive the monthly email newsletter with our concert dates and news. You can also find our most recent CD, Live at Heritage Hall in Vancouver Canada on our Merchandise Page. Have a lovely summer!





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Conspiracy of Beards Season Finale at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse – Friday, May 23rd


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We are gearing up for our Season Finale Performance this Friday, May 23rd, at The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley California with The Mark Growden Quintet supporting! This is going to be a special night filled with Leonard Cohen classics and rarities, with guest singers, small ensembles, and full choir arrangements, it will certainly be a night to remember. We take the summer months off so choir members can rest, relax, travel, and spend time with their families, so come see us while you can. If you love Leonard Cohen or know someone who does, join us for this special show at an amazing venue!

Conspiracy of Beards Season Finale Poster

Conspiracy of Beards, Misner & Smith, and Arann Harris at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma May 8th

Tickets: Conspiracy of Beards with Misner & Smith and Arann Harris

More Info: Details

Conspiracy of Beards
heads to the North Bay Area one last time before we take the summer off. Please join us on Thursday, May 8th in Petaluma at The Mystic Theatre for an evening of high energy harmony and song with the very talented Misner & Smith opening the evening. The show will be hosted and emceed by our local friend, and the hardest working man in folk, Arann Harris of Arann Harris and the Farm Band.



Leonard Cohen’s Sister Esther Cohen is a Fan of Conspiracy of Beards! #throwbackthursday

Conspiracy of Beards has traveled to New York City annually for the last 6 years for a show at the Highline Ballroom, and every year Esther Cohen, Leonard Cohen‘s sister, and her friends have come to our performance. Esther is one of the sweetest and most supportive fans of the choir. This year the choir decided to focus on touring the greater Bay Area and to skip the NY trip. Our only regret is not being able to serenade our friend Esther. Here is a short clip of Esther from our documentary project “A Midnight Choir.”


Just Announced! Conspiracy of Beards with Misner & Smith at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma – 5/8/14

The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma

Thursday, May 8th – 8:30pm

 Event Page: Conspiracy of Beards at The Mystic Theatre

Tickets: The Mystic Theatre


Conspiracy of Beards, a choir of men singing Leonard Cohen‘s poetic music in energized 4 and 5 part a cappella harmony, will be bringing their show to McNears’s Mystic Theatre in Petaluma.

Misner & Smith will open the evening. Crafting songs rich in meaning and texture, Misner & Smith’s sound is anchored by their unique vocal harmonies and evocative lyrics.

Conspiracy of Beards – Kanbar Center Celebration Day – 4/26/14

Kanbar Center Celebration Day

Saturday, April 26th – 1:30pm-7:30pm

Event Page: Kanbar Center Celebration!
Tickets: FREE!

Our next performance is a FREE celebration event for the San Francisco Girls Chorus‘s Kanbar Center, the space that many local choruses and musicians use for rehearsal. Conspiracy of Venus, Chanticleer LAB Choir, Musae, and Cypress String Quartet will all perform and there will be all sorts of activities and fun. Bring your family and friends Saturday, April 26th from 1:30-7:30pm. Conspiracy of Beards sings at 6pm.

Come see Conspiracy of Beards sing with the SF Girls Chorus and many others in the space that they all rehearse

Come see Conspiracy of Beards sing with the SF Girls Chorus and many others in the space that they all rehearse.


Conspiracy of Beards sing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at The Henry Miller Memorial Library – 2008 – #throwbackthursday

In 2008 Conspiracy of Beards performed at The Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur California.


Throwback Thursday – Conspiracy of Beards singing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall

Throwback Thursday - Conspiracy of Beards singing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall

Conspiracy of Beards singing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Valentines Day 2006.


KALW Re-airing Conspiracy of Beards Appearance Saturday, March 22nd

KALW Re-airing Conspiracy of Beards Appearance Saturday, March 22nd

Our October performance on Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live radio show will be re-airing on KALW 91.7FM from 10am to 12pm Saturday, March 22nd. They will be plugging our April 3rd show with Sean Hayes at The Chapel in San Francisco, as well as our sister choir, Conspiracy of Venus‘s April 5th show at The Starry Plough. You can also tune in all around the country, find your local station here.

Artwork courtesy of Amanda Forrest Chan

Artwork courtesy Amanda Forrest Chan


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