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The Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC) is a 50-voice women's choir performing high-quality classical and contemporary music. The PWC inspires and enriches its audiences through its concert series, its ongoing program of premiering new works, and its collaborations with other Bay Area performing groups. The PWC is a two-time winner of Chorus America’s prestigious ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and has performed three times by invitation at the national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) convention. Since the fall of 2003, the PWC has been directed by Martín Benvenuto.

Highlights
Biography of Martín Benvenuto

Awards and distinctions

2011 American Prize in Choral Performance Awarded second place, community chorus category.
2006 22nd International Bela Bartok Choral Competition. Awarded third place, women’s division.
2003 ASCAP Award. Honored with the 2002 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for Adventurous Programming in the category for choruses with budgets of $90,000 or less.
2001 ACDA National Convention, San Antonio. Selected for the third time by audition to perform on the primary stages of this biennial convention, the only community women's chorus in the U.S. to receive this honor.
2000 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. Awarded second place ($500).
1999 ASCAP Award. Honored with the 1998 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for Adventurous Programming in the category for choruses with budgets of $90,000 or less.

Reviews and press coverage

Newspapers:
The Many Moods of Mahler by David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice, 4/8/2008
Celebrating 40 years of singing by Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice, 3/20/2007
Peninsula women to Debrecen by Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, 7/11/2006
Summer rhapsody by Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly, 5/12/2006
New music that sings and dances by Benjamin Frandzel, San Francisco Classical Voice, 4/10/2001
Blogs:
Ad libs: A taste for turo by Rebecca Wallace
Ad libs: Cooling off with lush choral music by Rebecca Wallace