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Conspiracy of Beards With Ben Goldberg School December 20th


Conspiracy of Beards starts off an evening of music with the songs ofLeonard Cohen at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. Then Ben Goldberg School will bring down the house with two hours of incredible jazz!

Saturday December 20 at 7pm
Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Ave, San Francisco

Conspiracy of Beards Sing Leonard Cohen at Angelicas in Redwood City California 11.22.14

Conspiracy of Beards - Angelicas Banner 11.22.2014

Tickets: Conspiracy of Beards and Tin Sandwich at Angelicas

Event Page: Conspiracy of Beards @ Angelicas – Redwood City

We are headed to Angelicas in downtown Redwood City for an exciting show with our good friends Tin Sandwich, who will open the evening with their Vaudevillian harmonica ensemble. Then Conspiracy of Beards will perform the classic songs of Leonard Cohen in 4 & 5 part a cappella harmony. Come out for dinner and a show on Saturday, November 22nd.

Promo code for discounted tickets: “leonardcohen”

Conspiracy of Beards - Angelicas Poster 11.22.2014

Conspiracy of Beards at Litquake Lit Crawl in October

Conspiracy of Beards is excited to join forces with Litquake and Lit Crawl San Francisco once again to bring the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen to the literary fans of the Bay Area. There are two opportunities to catch a free Conspiracy of Beards performance in October.

First: On Saturday, October 11th the choir will perform at The Belrose Theatre as part of the first ever San Rafael Litquake.

Event Page: Conspiracy of Beards @ Litquake San Rafael – The Belrose Theatre


Second: On Saturday, October 18th we are excited to take part in the Litquake Lit Crawl San Francisco again this year. We had a blast singing to a packed crowd at the Fellow Barber SF, Valencia St. last year, and this time we’ll be performing at the newly designed McCoppin Hub at the corner of Valencia St. & McCoppin St. We are part of Phase 1, so start the evening off at 6pm with a little Leonard Cohen in 4-part a cappella harmony!

Event Page: Conspiracy of Beards @ Lit Crawl San Francisco – McCoppin Hub




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

Show Times: 7pm & 8pm

This is a FREE event!

This Friday, September 5th, Conspiracy of Beards kicks off our 12th season with two free performances at the de Young Museum as part of the Soundwave ((6)) Biennial. This year’s theme is Water and we will be performing songs inspired by this beautiful and essential liquid. Come early and check out the other art and performances taking part in this event!

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.


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