As of December 2023, we host both in-person and online musical meetings.
Our in-person musical meetings have started up again on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at our pre-pandemic site at Cyprian’s in San Francisco. Details are below.
We are also continuing to host regular sings on Zoom on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 1 to 3 pm, and now on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 7 pm until midnight. To get announcements of the URLs for these Zoom meetings, subscribe to SFFMC’s Harmony list at https://groups.io/g/harmony. More information about our online musical meetings is here.
In person, we are now once again meeting on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of the month in Cyprian’s Center, a non-religious community program located in St. Cyprian’s Church at 2097 Turk Street in San Francisco, at the corner of Turk and Lyon (see photo).
We make music together, with all levels of musical skill welcome. There’s space for a jam upstairs and a song circle downstairs, plus additional rooms for smaller gatherings. There’s a theme downstairs where we go around the circle and each person takes a turn leading a song about the theme of the day, but any song will do. It is also fine to pass or request a song.
We are good at supporting others musically. This is a good way to become engaged musically and find community.
There’s lots of easy street parking within one block. Singing and jamming now start at 7:00 pm and we finish up at 11 pm. Two of the rooms require earlier leaving times. Bring finger-food snacks and beverages if you can. Everyone is welcome, and no one is expected to “perform”. Cyprian’s charges us rent; we ask those who can to donate $5 to $10 per evening, but if you can’t donate, we still want you to join us!
In consideration of our members’ allergies and other concerns, only service animals are permitted at SFFMC events, and all our events are fragrance-free. The wearing of perfumes or heavily-scented products is not permitted. If a situation arises that cannot be easily remedied, attendees may be asked to show responsibility by taking their pet home or going home to change out of clothing that has picked up the offending scents.