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San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)
SF Conservatory of Music is the preferred venue of BARS
“Of all the classical concert locales in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Concert Hall … comes close to being ideal. The vibrant acoustics suit both large and small ensembles. With its symphony-size performance platform, tall windows and elegant Beaux-Arts decor, the auditorium feels intimate yet expansive. It helps that its location in the Hayes valley puts it close to public transportation and great restaurants and bars.” (New York Times).
BARS offers reserved seating in the orchestra and choral balcony (when available). View Seat Map
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St. (between Gough and Franklin), SF 94109 (Map)
This Romanesque-Revival building, the oldest Lutheran Church in the West, was designed by architect Henry Geilfuss. It suffered little damage during the 1906 earthquake and was saved from the fire.
March 25, 2007 was the dedication of tracker organ made by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders in Virginia, installed in balcony of sanctuary.
BARS offers sectioned general admission seating at St. Mark’s.
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St at Jackson, SF 94115 (Map)
First opened to the public on Thanksgiving, 1902, Calvary Presbyterian’s 1,500-seats sanctuary features a custom Swain & Kates organ currently has 110 ranks and 6,155 pipes. The sanctuary is praised for its perfect combination of ambient beauty and excellent acoustics and gets rave reviews from performing musicians and audiences alike.
BARS offers sectioned general admission seating at Calvary Presbyterian.
All concerts presented at Calvary are part of the Calvary ConcertConnect series. raises funds for Bay Area charities. Since 2007, ConcertConnect offers the opportunity for acclaimed professional musicians throughout San Francisco a chance to perform in a hall with splendid acoustics and a built-in audience. Funds raised from BARS concerts from these intimate and special concerts benefit Larkin Street Youth Services, whose Castro Youth Housing Initiative and services for HIV+ youth serve the LGBTQ community.