About the Center
Kanbar Performing Arts Center
San Francisco’s newest cultural institution, the Kanbar Performing Arts Center—home of the San Francisco Girls Chorus -- had its opening night on November 11th, 2005 following a three-year capital campaign to purchase the 6-story building on Page Street in the Hayes Valley district. The property is a handsome building near the Civic Center in San Francisco, built in 1912 as the New Druid Temple. This distinctive San Francisco former lodge and ceremonial seat of California’s “Supreme Grove” contains three original floors of high-ceilinged ceremonial and loft spaces, as well as three floors of office suites comprising about 31,000 square feet in total.
The Kanbar Performing Arts Center is home to a number of arts and educational organizations, including Chanticleer, the American Bach Soloists, the Cypress String Quartet, and the Chinese-American International School.
Additionally, a number of groups use the Kanbar Performing Arts Center for rehearsals: the Malaysian Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Empyrean Ensemble, Ear Play, Musae, Pocket Opera, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Creative Voices, Schola Cantorum San Francisco, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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