Our Season

2019-2020 Concerts and Special Events
From the Artistic Director
Welcome to the third year of our Trailblazers Project, honoring women who have forged the path of history.
Why Alice Paul? Alice Paul was the principal architect of one of the most outstanding political achievements in the 20th century: the passage, in 1920, of a constitutional amendment which guaranteed U.S. women the right to vote.
Alice’s life-long dedication to securing equal rights for all inspired the theme of arrival and renewal on which our season is built. Not resting on her laurels, Alice announced, a mere two weeks after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, that she would write what was to be the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment. She earned three law degrees in order to do so, fought to include gender equality in the charter of the United Nations, promoted worldwide women’s suffrage causes, and set the stage for non-violent protest in the U.S. for many decades to come. Every time Alice ‘arrived,’ she just kept going.
What an example to us as choral artists, as we begin this season inspired by Alice, her gutsy persistence, her laser-focused purpose, and her willingness to assume risk and never stop moving forward.
Martín Benvenuto
Artistic Director
“To me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”
- Alice Paul, Women's Suffrage Champion
U.S. Women's suffrage colors: purple - loyalty; white - purity; yellow - hope
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Subscription: General $60 • Premium $70 • Young Audience (under 30) $20
2019 Winter Concerts - "REINVENTING LOVE"
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
A fresh look at the season of yearning – from the innocent and hushed to the passionate and daring.
2020 New Music For Treble Voices - "HANDS UPON THE PLOW"
Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.
All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA
/ Pre-concert discussion at 2:00pm /
PWC presents its tenth New Music for Treble Voices Festival, featuring some of the Bay Area's most renowned treble choirs.
2020 Spring Concerts - "FOR CRYING OUT LOUD"
Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Joy, pain, laughter, reconciliation...

We arrive at the culminating point of our Trailblazers Project's journey as our unabashed voices ring out, transforming future generations who will not be silenced.
Ticket prices
Single ticket advance purchase (Winter/Spring concerts): General $30 • Premium $35 • Young Audience $10
Single ticket at the door (Winter/Spring concerts): General $35 • Premium $40 • Young Audience $15
NMFTV: General $25 • Young Audience $10
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.