50th Anniversary Weekend & Concert

Concert

Welcome Reception
Friday, April 28, 2017     5:00 p.m.

Private home on the Peninsula
Sing-along/rehearsal for alums & current singers
Saturday, April 29, 2017     10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA
Dinner Party
Saturday, April 29, 2017    

Crowne Plaza Hotel (Hotel Cabana)
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Concert
Sunday, April 30, 2017     2:00 p.m.

Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Weekend Events:
Join us for this wonderful celebration of 50 years of music making! Events include a welcome reception on Friday evening, sing-along, rehearsal for alumnae and current singers, and Saturday evening dinner party. The weekend culminates in our Sunday afternoon concert, where voices from PWC’s past and present will come together as one.
Concert Information:
In the parlance of explorers, True North refers to the absolute point where longitude lines converge in the North, marked by the North Star. Over the centuries, it has been a guide for displaced travelers driven by the human desire to find home. With the closing performance of this very special season, we invite you, our singers, alumnae, and audience home to the PWC — to our True North.
Favorites such as the lyrical Schubert’s Psalm 23, the courageous Song of Survival repertoire, and Ron Jeffers’ jazzy and whimsical Jabberwocky (commissioned by the family of PWC "founding mother" Anne Anderson) will join several new PWC commissions in this anniversary spring concert. The SSAA arrangement of Harriet Tubman by Kathleen McGuire calls us to action. We welcome back British composer Cecilia McDowall with another PWC commission. And a special world premiere by Eric Tuan interweaves themes of displacement, exile, and homecoming in centuries past as well as in our modern-day Silicon Valley. The sweetly nostalgic Cape Breton Lullaby will complete the cycle as the PWC opens the gates to the next fifty years.