Fri, May 24th

Conspiracy of Beards: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen


Doors 6:00pm
Show 7:00pm
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $10

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards is a 30-member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic music and lyrics of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Transforming Cohen's simple melodies into complex four and five part harmonies, their sound ranges from tender to robust, with influences of contemporary, jazz, gospel, barbershop, classical, and even doo-wop choral styles in the unique arrangements by chorus members. Using the genius of Cohen's words, the Beards inspire the audience to ponder personal, political, and spiritual life throughout the show, amid laughter and cheers. The songs have real and relatable meanings which affect listeners in an intimate manner. And the singing by a group of sincere gentlemen is a rare phenomenon which touches audience members on many levels.

Inspired by the late multi-media artist Peter Kadyk and directed by Daryl Henline, the group sings gritty, uplifting renditions of Cohen's music. Since its foundation in 2003, the choir has performed to enthusiastic audiences around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Notable performances include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco City Hall, Great American Music Hall, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and The Jewish Music Festival, as well as appearances on the PBS television stationKQED, radio stations WFMUKFOGKPFAKALW and national radio programs West Coast LiveCalifornia Report, and NPR's Weekend Edition. Starting in 2008 the choir began regular tours of New York City, Los Angeles, and, most recently, The Pacific Northwest and Canada, with sold out shows at venues like the Highline Ballroom, the Bowery Poetry Club, The Mint, and many more. The group became an official non-profit organization in 2006 and has fostered their tradition of frequent charitable performances. The choir recently produced a documentary DVD, Conspiracy of Beards: A Midnight Choir, that tells the story of their origins, the members, and their 2011/2012 season.




**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:
  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda