Our Season

2018-2019 Concerts and Special Events
Greetings from the Artistic Director
More than ever in my career as a conductor, we creative artists are finding myriad ways to raise our voices and express our times. Join the Peninsula Women’s Chorus in this exciting 2018-2019 season, as we reaffirm our commitment to dynamism and adventure, lifting up women through the ages in song.
Whether our sources of inspiration are old or new, they will infuse our music-making with passion and purpose: from Sumerian poet Enheduanna (the earliest known recorded author in history) and Johannes Brahms (who championed women’s choruses in the 19th century) to trailblazing American artists and pioneers such as Emily Dickinson, Susan B. Anthony, and contemporary transgender rights activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy.
We hope the sound seeds we plant will resonate in a celestial symphony, inspiring and enriching, and as our tagline says, making waves.
Martín Benvenuto
Artistic Director
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2018 Winter Concerts - "Rise Up My Love"
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
’Tis a season of hope and momentum: through contrasting American perspectives of Ave Generosa, one celestial and radiant, the other layered with pressing momentum; seductive and lyrical settings of Song of Solomon texts; musical depictions of poetry by Emily Dickinson; and Andrew Carter’s mystical and evocative Missa Brevis, we invite you to a flight of musical colors, followed by a holiday sing-along.
2019 PWC’s Annual Gala Fundraiser & Concert: "New Paths"
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
Trianon Theatre, 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
Join us for a celebration as we continue our journey along new paths. Enjoy cocktails, delectable food, a silent auction and a beautiful concert by the PWC.
Visit our Online Auction to see all the exciting items being offered in our Online Auction and at our Gala event. Bidding for our Online Auction begins March 1st! Thank you to our Gala 2019 Auction Donors!
2019 Spring Concerts - "Lifting As We Climb"
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.*

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

* Pre-concert discussions with composer Mari Ésabel Valverde and poet Amir Rabiyah on 5/4 @ 1:45 p.m. & 5/5 @ 3:15 p.m.
Inspired by each other’s journeys of rising up, the PWC embarks on a collection of pieces spotlighting the efforts of pioneering women, including a new commission honoring trailblazer Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – and the indomitable spirit of women united.
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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.