CMC Bernal Heights Choir, directed by Beth Wilmurt, will be caroling this festive neighborhood event hosted by Bernal Business & Arts Alliance. Enjoy a fun evening of shopping and dining to support your local Bernal businesses: visit Santa and celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, hear joyous live performances outside the library, and browse local maker’s crafts, and community celebration.
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Along Cortland Avenue
Students enrolled in private lessons will perform a wide variety of musical styles and instruments at our Fall Quarter recitals. Enjoy an afternoon of music and support our hard-working students and faculty.
Saturday, December 9 at 2pm & 4pm
Mission Masonic Hall
169 Bartlett Street, SF (do not use Mission St. entrance)
Masks are encouraged but not required for all attendees. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy!
Additional Fall Recitals:
See event calendar for additional concert locations/details.
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CMC Bayanihan Equity Center Older Adult Choir, directed by Robin Estrada, will perform traditional Filipino music as part of the live performances and celebrations of holiday traditions at the 21st Annual Parol Lantern Festival. Come together in the spirit of community, and participate in family-friendly activities, the Taste of Christmas, Parol Stroll in the gardens, and Tala Awards. This year’s theme, “Breaking Dawn: Illuminating Mental Wellness,” will shed light on the important issue of mental health within the Filipino Community. Beyond celebrating our cultural traditions, the festival aims to dispel the stigma around mental health, fostering a community that nurtures mental well-being. The metaphor of “Breaking Dawn” serves as a powerful theme for this year’s Tala Awards as traditional Filipino Parol lanterns become beacons of hope and enlightenment, each one telling a unique journey and vision of mental wellness.
Saturday, December 9, 2023
CMC Performance at 4pm; full festival from 3pm-8pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Learn more about the festival and and events at parollanternfestival.com
Enjoy a Christmas concert of festive choral music from Latin America and Spain in the beautiful Mission Dolores Basilica featuring performances by CMC’s Coro de Cámara and Older Adult Choirs Coro Solera, Coro del Centro Latino de San Francisco, and students of Beth Wilmurt. The concert includes Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and traditional Christmas songs from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and Spain. Directed by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar and featuring instrumentalists from CMC faculty, staff, and almuni faculty/students.
Sunday December 10, 2023 at 4 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th Street, San Francisco (Entrance on Dolores St.)
Parking available in the schoolyard (enter on Church St.)
Tickets: $15 General/$10 Seniors/$5 Youth 18 and under
no one turned away for lack of funds
Purchase tickets online here
Tickets also available at the door
Navidad en la Misión con coros del Centro Comunitario de Música
Disfrute de un festivo concierto navideño con música de Latinoamérica y España en la bella Basílica de la Misión Dolores, interpretado por el Coro de Cámara de CMC y Coros de Adultos Mayores de CMC Coro Solera, Coro del Centro Latino y alumnos de Beth Wilmurt. El concierto incluye canciones renacentistas, barrocas, clásicas y tradicionales navideñas de México, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina y España.
Domingo 10 de diciembre, 2023 a las 4 pm
Basílica de Misión Dolores
3321 16th Street, San Francisco (Entrada por Dolores St.)
Estacionamiento disponible en el patio de la escuela (entrada por Church St.)
Boletos: $15 General/$10 Seniors/$5 Jóvenes menores de 18 años
nadie será rechazado la entrada por falta de fondos
Compre boletos en línea
Boletos disponibles en la entrada
CMC’s Older Adult Choir Program is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services
CMC Bayview Choir, directed by Maestro and Nola Curtis, will join the Bayview Opera House to perform joyous gospel, jazz, and pop songs at the festive Winter Wonderland event this December! The free community event includes food trucks, musical performances, arts and crafts, local vendors, free gifts for children, and a very special visit from Santa. Make s’mores, learn ice sculpting ($1), bnuilkd a snowman ($1), and more.
Saturday, December 16 from 4–8pm
Ruth Williams Opera House
4705 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
FREE event, donations welcomed
Some costs for some activities and any desired vendors
Friday, March 8, 2024
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Save the date for an upscale evening of music and celebration of CMC’s mission to provide music for everyone. All proceeds support CMC’s mission to make high-quality music education accessible to all people, regardless of financial means.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 Gertrude Field Community Impact Award Honoree!
For questions about sponsorship, contact Elenka Refsell at 415-647-6015 x178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.