Songs of Leonard Cohen sung by The Conspiracy of Beards
The male choir, The Conspiracy of Beards, performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen. 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. Some of the songs in the service will be Suzanne, Hallelujah, Come Healing and If It Be Your Will. This is an occasion to celebrate the life of Leonard Cohen, in light of his passing.
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.