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Conspiracy of Beards at The Chapel in San Francisco – POSTPONED

January 8 @ 8:30 pm


[ In light of the current rising numbers of the Omicron COVID-19 variant outbreak and out of an abundance of caution given the daily rising numbers in the city of San Francisco, we have made the precautionary decision to postpone this Saturday’s show. We hope to announce a rescheduled date soon, but in the meantime, all tickets will be automatically refunded. Please note it may take 7-10 business days to post to your account. If you purchased tickets in person at the box office using cash, you will need to return them there for a refund. Stay safe and thank you for supporting live music in your community. ]

All patrons will need to show valid proof of full vaccination in order to attend indoor shows at The Chapel. (“Full vaccination” means two weeks after your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.) We will NOT be accepting negative COVID-19 tests. You are also required to wear a mask at all times while indoors (unless actively eating or drinking.) *Policy is subject to change

San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 20+ member choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen.

Well dressed in suits, ties, and the occasional fedora, the choir brings an energized live choral music experience out of churches and tabernacles and into the taverns, art houses, and theaters of the Bay Area and beyond. Transforming Cohen’s lyrics and simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, and with a wide variety of small ensemble and full choir pieces, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. Drawing on influences ranging from jazz and gospel to barbershop and doo-wop, the unique arrangements that choir members create capture all of the emotion and humor of Leonard Cohen’s original music and inspire audiences to ponder common human experiences like romance, heartbreak, politics, sex, longing, and spirituality.

Formed in 2003 through the inspiration of the late San Francisco performance artist Peter Kadyk, his brother Patrick Kadyk, along with friend and composer Daryl Henline, gathered a small group of friends to learn and sing a couple of Leonard Cohen songs as a tribute. Since then the choir, still directed by Daryl Henline, has grown to over 30 members.

Conspiracy of Beards has become an integral part of the San Francisco music scene with performances at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, The Jewish Music Festival, Cafe du Nord, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco City Hall, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as dozens of bars, bookstores, galleries, hospices, and various other community centers. The choir has also been featured on several radio programs including NPR’s West Coast Live, The California Report, Weekend Edition, KQED, KFOG, KPFA, WFMU, and on PBS television. In 2018 the choir created the San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival, an annual multi-event celebration to honor the memory, poetry, literature, and music of the late singer, songwriter, author, and poet.

Tickets: $22 advance/$26 door

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January 8
8:30 pm


The Chapel
777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 551-5157