Choirs for Older Adults 

CMC 30th Street Chorus of 30th Street Senior Center
CMC Bayview Older Adult Choir
Coro CMC del Centro Latino de San Francisco
CMC OMI Senior Center Choir
CMC Richmond Senior Center Choir
CMC Solera Singers of Mission Neighborhood Center
CMC Western Addition Older Adult Choir
CMC Aquatic Park Older Adult Choir
CMC Bernal Heights Older Adult Choir
CMC Older Adult Choir at Castro Senior Center
CMC I.T. Bookman Older Adult Choir


Community Music Center offers our Older Adult Choir program in partnership with senior centers across San Francisco. Get a glimpse of it in this 10-minute documentary by Nina Goodby.

CMC 30th Street Chorus
of 30th Street Senior Center

This choir for older adults (a.k.a. “Coro de la 30”) is a collaboration between Community Music Center and the 30th Street Senior Center. The choir sings in Spanish, English and Tagalog and the class is taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Choir members rehearse weekly, help organize rehearsals and performances, and perform in the community.

Ages:  Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles:  Popular and folk music from Latin America, the US and the Philippines.

Prerequisites:  No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent. All students must be willing to sing in three languages.

Class Size:  40 singers

Location, Day and Time: 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th Street; Mondays, 9:45 – 11:45am

Instructors:  Martha Rodríguez-Salazar, director; Jennifer Peringer, accordionist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.
Choir does not meet during summer quarter

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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CMC Bayview Older Adult Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center, Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Armstrong Place Senior Housing, and the Bayview Opera House. The choir sings gospel and jazz songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Gospel, jazz and popular music

Prerequisites:  No prior singing experience is needed. Admission is with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 15 singers

Location, Day and Time: Armstrong Place Senior Housing, 5600 3rd Street
Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:30pm

Instructors: Maestro Curtis, director; Nola Curtis, accompanist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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CMC Solera Singers
of Mission Neighborhood Center

This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and the Mission Neighborhood Center. The choir sings songs in Spanish from Latin America and the class is taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages:  Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles:  Songs in Spanish from Mexico and Latin America. El coro canta canciones latinoamericanas en español.

Prerequisites:  No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome but all
students must be willing to sing in Spanish.

Class Size:  50 singers

Location, Day and Time:  Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp Street (between 18th and 19th Streets)
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Instructors:  Martha Rodríguez-Salazar, director; Jennifer Peringer, accordionist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.
Choir does not meet during summer quarter

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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CMC Western Addition Older Adult Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and the Bayview Hunterspoint Multipurpose Senior Services and Western Addition Senior Center. The choir sings gospel, jazz and popular songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Gospel, jazz and popular music

Prerequisites:  No prior singing experience is needed. Admission is with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 15 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 -1/2 Turk Street, SF, CA 94115.
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30am

Instructors: Maestro Curtis, director; Nola Curtis, accompanist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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Coro CMC del Centro Latino
de San Francisco

This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and Centro Latino de San Francisco Community Center. The choir sings songs in Spanish from Latin America and the class is taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Songs in Spanish from Mexico and Latin America, and songs in other languages from around the world. El coro canta principalmente canciones latinoamericanas en español.

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome but all
students must be willing to sing in Spanish.

Class Size: 50 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Centro Latino de San Francisco, 1656 15th St. SF CA 94103
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Martha Rodríguez-Salazar,
director; Jennifer Peringer, accordionist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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CMC Richmond Senior Center Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and the Richmond Senior Center. The choir sings show tunes, jazz, Americana and folk songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles:  Show tunes, jazz, Americana, folk

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 35 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Richmond Senior Center, 6221 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Beth Wilmurt,  Director; Richard Daquioag, accordionist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If choir is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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CMC OMI Senior Center Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and OMI-Catholic Charities Senior Center. The choir sings show tunes, jazz, Americana and folk songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles:  Show tunes, jazz, Americana, folk

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 35 singers

Location, Day and Time:
OMI Senior Center,  65 Beverly St, San Francisco
Fridays, 12:30 2:00pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Beth Wilmurt,  Director; Richard Daquioag, pianist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If choir is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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CMC Aquatic Park Older Adult Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and San Francisco Senior Center at Aquatic Park Center. The choir sings show tunes, jazz, Americana and folk songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Show tunes, jazz, Americana, folk

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 35 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Aquatic Park Center, 890 Beach Street, San Francisco
Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Beth Wilmurt, Director; Richard Daquioag, pianist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If choir is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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CMC Bernal Heights Older Adult Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. The choir sings show tunes and oldies. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Show tunes and oldies

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 40 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave, San Francisco
Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Billy Philadelphia, director and accompanist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If choir is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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CMC Older Adult Choir at Castro Senior Center
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and Castro Senior Center. The choir sings show tunes and oldies. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Show tunes and oldies

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 40 singers

Location, Day and Time:
Castro Senior Center, 110 Diamond Street, San Francisco
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Choir does not meet summer quarter.

Instructors: Billy Philadelphia, director and accompanist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If choir is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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CMC I.T. Bookman Older Adult Choir
This choir for older adults is a collaboration between Community Music Center and I.T. Bookman Community Center. The choir sings gospel, jazz and popular songs. Choir members practice, sing, help organize performances, and perform in the community.

Ages: Older adults (age 55 and above)

Musical Styles: Gospel, jazz and popular music

Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed. Admission is with instructor’s consent.

Class Size: 15 singers

Location, Day and Time:
I.T. Bookman Community Center, 446 Randolph Street San Francisco
Mondays, 11:30 – 1:00pm

Instructors: Maestro Curtis, director; Nola Curtis, accompanist

Tuition: No tuition or registration fee.

How to join: Visit the choir rehearsal before it begins and speak with the instructor. If a choir is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

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