Memorial set for Sean Martinfield

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday April 17, 2024
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Sean Martinfield
Sean Martinfield

A public memorial has been announced for Sean Martinfield, a gay man and an original San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus member and professional singer. Mr. Martinfield died September 20, 2023 at the age of 75.

Friends have announced that a public memorial will be held Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chan National Queer Arts Center, the chorus' home at 170 Valencia Street. According to a flyer, there will be honors from members of the chorus and the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the official band of San Francisco.

Following the memorial, there will be a celebration of life reception up the street at Martuni's Piano Bar, 4 Valencia Street (at Market Street). The reception will include special performances, hors d'oeuvres, and an open piano bar.

A native San Franciscan, Mr. Martinfield was a professional singer for over 20 years and private vocal coach for more than 35.

For more on Mr. Martinfield's life, see the obituary that ran in the Bay Area Reporter.

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