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Techapella and the Curran Community

We are a bit biased, but we think of the Bay Area’s thriving art scene as our city’s beating heart. But, to many, San Francisco is, first and foremost, the tech capital of the world. Well, we see no reason why these two great local industries can’t share the spotlight.

To that end, we are thrilled to bring Techapella - an event that brings together a cappella groups from a bevy of Silicon Valley companies to showcase the best vocal ensembles in the tech industry - to San Francisco for the first time. Curran will host the event with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, an organization every bit as committed to enriching lives through the arts as we are.

"Techapella brings a whole different set of ideas and views." - Gloria Kim, VP of Artistic Operations San Francisco Conservatory of Music

"We are thrilled to present this year's first Techapella concert in San Francisco," says SFCM President, David H. Stull. "As music continues to expand its reach and importance in our lives, this project is testement to the joy and spirit that we all derive from coming together for a live performance."

Gloria Kim, VP of Artistic Operations for SFCM, added, "[Techapella] brings a whole different set of ideas and views. We thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to connect the tech industry to the arts world."

"As music continues to expand its reach and importance in our lives, this project is testement to the joy and spirit that we all derive from coming together." David H. Stull, President of San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Techapella is a four-year-old, Silicon Valley-born a capella concert, where vocal groups from heavy hitters like Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Square perform a dynamic spread of tunes using only their voices. This year, we'll see Twitter's Songbirds, the Vocal Network of Facebook fame, and Syncopation from Dropbox.

"This year's Techapella is sure to be our biggest yet," say founders Aaron Roan of Googapella and Laolee Xiong of the Vocal Network. "Each Techapella offers us the chance to promote the creative arts and industry collaboration and gives us the opportunity to flex our artistic muscles in the most affable of environments and with the friendliest of peers."

Proceeds from the event will go to support local arts charities.

  Goggle's Googapella, sings, "Jar of Hearts," at Techapella 2014 at the Fox Theater.

Techapella will be hosted in San Francisco at the Curran on Wednesday, December 7th. Tickets are available for purchase here. Learn more about the event on the Techapella Facebook page.