November 3 & 4, 2019

Participant Resources

Amateur Music Network mentors VOCES8
a partnership of Amateur Music Network and Music for Minors

Event Logistics:


Sunday, November 3, 2019

1:30 pm

Location: Kanbar Performing Arts Center, 44 Page Street, San Francisco
Doors will open at 1:15.

What to bring: Your music!

Attire: Dress code is casual/comfortable. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume or hair spray.

Parking: Parking is difficult in the busy mid-Market/Hayes Valley neighborhood. We highly recommend public transit: there is a Muni Metro stop at Market and Van Ness just a block away, and BART Civic Center Station is within walking distance. If you must drive, please allow plenty of time to find parking.


Monday, November 4, 2019

5:45 pm WARMUP, 7:30 pm CONCERT - doors will open at 5:30 for singers.

Location: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street (at Taylor), San Francisco

What to bring: Your music!

Attire: We request dark attire for the concert (black if you have it). For women, this means a long skirt or slacks, a button down or crew-neck blouse, and closed-toe shoes. Please avoid low-cut necklines.  For men, a dress shirt, t-shirt, or turtleneck, jacket, slacks, and dress shoes. If you prefer not to wear a jacket, please wear a long-sleeved shirt. Standard tux is fine, with a black shirt instead of white. If you don't have black please wear dark colors.

Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume or hair spray.

Parking: Parking is very difficult on Nob Hill. We highly recommend public transit: the 1-California Muni line and the California Street cable car both stop nearby. If you must drive, please allow plenty of time to find parking. There are paid lots at Grace Cathedral and at the Masonic Auditorium across California Street from the Cathedral.

Guests: Workshop participation includes your concert ticket. All others must purchase their ticket to the concert. We will provide a coupon for you to give to a friend that will give access to the side section where you will be seated. This section is priced at the $20 "general admission" level. Of course your guests may wish to sit in the front and those tickets are also available at the Preferred and Premium levels.

A welcome message for you

In VOCES8 we are committed to sharing our passion for music making as widely as possible. We do this through our performances, through our extensive global outreach programme and through our commitment to supporting music education and music in the community. We are thrilled to be hosting this workshop for the Amateur Music Network and can't wait to meet you all and share a fabulous music making experience together.
- Paul and Barnaby Smith, co-founders of VOCES8

As a former professional choral musician and music educator, it is my great pleasure to work on behalf of VOCES8 as a member of the Board of Trustees, and as Music for Minors Executive Director. Both endeavors share equally in passion for choral arts – achieving pivotal artistry, ensuring a strong foundation in music education, and providing the world with innovative thought-leadership that is charting new territory. I look forward to having you enjoy our workshop and join our efforts to safeguard a world where music is accessible to all ages and all walks of life.
Cheers, Sonja Wohlgemuth

To learn more about opportunities for volunteering, teaching, or supporting Music for Minors and the 25,000 school children we reach each week at school, please visit www.mfm.org.

Download your music

Print your music and and bring it with you to the workshop and performance

PLEASE NOTE: This sheet music has been purchased for download for those taking part in the workshop only. For anyone else wishing to use this sheet music, please contact paul@voces8.com

Listen to the repertoire:

Meet the Mentors

If you have questions

Please email us at info@amateurmusic.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.