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Schola Cantorum San Francisco

Founded in 1998 by Director Emeritus John Renke, Schola Cantorum San Francisco (SCHOLASF) has caught the attention of audiences and critics in and beyond the Bay Area for its purity of sound, careful tuning, and fine blend of voices. The members of ScholaSF have performed with many of the finest choral ensembles in the Western U.S., including Chanticleer, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorale, and the choruses of the San Francisco Opera and Symphony. Especially known for its interpretations of Renaissance polyphony, the group is equally at home in a broad range of choral styles, from Gregorian chant to contemporary works. For their program today, ScholaSF will perform English music from the time of Henry VIII, including Western Wind Mass and Le Roy Kyrie by John Taverner, as well as motets and songs by Richard Pygott, William Cornysh, Christopher Tye, and even Henry VIII himself!To hear performances, purchase recordings, join the mailing list, offer a donation, or make inquiries, visit

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.