Our Season

2016-2017 Concerts and Special Events
2016-2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peninsula Women’s Chorus. During this landmark season, we give song to the ideas and aspirations that make up who we are and celebrate the ties that bind us, bringing us home.

A 50th anniversary season is a milestone for any arts organization, a testament to its vitality, endurance, and relevance in its community. For many of us in the PWC, the range of our endeavors — the breadth of imagination our singers and audiences have explored, and the diversity of experiences and worldviews we’ve been exposed to — is almost overwhelming. It feels like a vastness that mirrors eternity in its scope because it has enriched us so.

We are proud to be fearlessly entering the second half of a century, looking to the future as we honor our past. We are proud to have pursued our mission of creating and performing diverse, dynamic, and adventurous music for women’s voices for five decades. And we are humbled by and grateful for the enormous dedication and passion of current and past singers, audience members, donors, volunteers, Boards of Directors, conductors, accompanists, composers, and collaborators.

As poet Sara Teasdale says in Erik Ešenvalds' Stars, which opens our season: "I am honored to be witness of so much majesty."

Fifty years later, we are still making waves.
2016 Holiday Concerts - "A Certain Slant of Light"
Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:30 p.m.
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Echoes of starlight illuminate water-tuned glasses in Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds' Stars. The light plays tricks on our perception of the season in Ernst Bacon's Winter Afternoons. Haydn’s scintillating eighteenth-century Missa Sancti Aloysii interlaces with a secular centerpiece setting of Ron Jeffers' Whitman "Credo."

2017 Gala and Concert - "Bridges" - 50th Anniversary Gala
Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA
Don’t miss this truly unique concert experience at the Triton Museum of Art featuring the PWC in a vibrant display of music that bridges our last 50 years with our musical future. Sip wine, enjoy fabulous fare, delight in works of art, bid on fabulous auction items, and savor the sounds of PWC in this inspiring space. A feast for the senses!
2017 Spring – "True North" – 50th Anniversary Weekend & Concert
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Various locations

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.
2017 Spring - "True North" - 50th Anniversary Concert (concert only)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
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.
Ticket prices
Tickets purchased at the door for Winter and Spring concerts are $30 for general and $10 for students (18 and under). Premium tickets are available for an additional $5/ticket.
Ordering tickets
Tickets for each concert can be purchased online or by calling the Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 (24/7). You may also purchase tickets at the door on concert day. Students should be prepared to show student ID when purchasing a concert ticket.
Please note: The PWC's concerts are professionally recorded. In order to achieve the highest possible quality for these live performances, the PWC requests that everyone completely turn off all electronic devices before the concert begins. A silent mode or texting is not advisable as this will still interfere with the recording equipment.
We also ask that small children who become restless or fussy, making disruptive noise be removed immediately so as to not affect the recording and the appreciation of the concert by those attending.
The PWC thanks everyone for supporting our efforts to make the concert environment enjoyable and uplifting for everyone. We thank you for your cooperation.