Mission

Lacuna Arts is a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in vocal and choral music through performance, education, and community outreach.

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"We believe the process of rehearsing serious music is fun."

In medieval music, a lacuna is a gap or missing section in a particular manuscript. Under the artistic direction of Sven Edward Olbash, Lacuna Arts bridges the gap between large community choruses and small professional choirs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We provide training for adult learners of music to take their singing to the next level. We present engaging, accessible concert performances to expose the general public to a variety of rarely performed a cappella masterworks from all musical style periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. While for many of our members music is a hobby (most work in fields unrelated to music), some have gone on to study music in full-time college programs, to present vocal recitals, and even to direct their own small a cappella ensembles. We believe that even a small organization can make big impact.