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Mar 13, 2017

With AIM Weekend and our annual January Crab Feed behind us, February found members of Pacific Empire Chorus kicking it into high gear for contest season. We recently returned from Walker Creek Ranch in idyllic West Marin where we spent a gorgeous and mostly SUNNY weekend getting away from it...

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Mar 13, 2017

We hope you all had a warm and wonderful holiday season and are making some great resolutions for the New Year. We had a very busy December filled with many community performances including singing for the Fabulous Women of Petaluma fundraiser, caroling for members of the Petaluma Yacht Club,...

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Sep 12, 2016

Dear Region 12 Friends,

We are having such a wonderful summer practicing and performing and are looking forward to seeing you soon. Recently, we were invited to sing with a men’s barbershop chorus, The Napa Valley Harmonizers, directed by our very own fearless leader, Patty...

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Sep 12, 2016

Greetings from the Pacific Empire Chorus. Whether you’re performing out in the community, learning new songs, or preparing for competition, we hope you are all having a productive and fun summer. We sure are. On July 1st, we were lucky enough to be part of the entertainment at San...

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Sep 12, 2016

 

With Regionals over and summer officially here, the women of Pacific Empire Chorus are in full fun mode spending time learning new tunes for our November ‘60s show and having a little down time to relax and enjoy each other. So what have we been up to? Our annual Recognition Dinner (...

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Sep 12, 2016

Recipe for a Fabulous Fundraiser

Crack Crab with the Ones You Love!

 

Mix together an evening of awesome music, sumptuous cooking, and refreshing beverages; add in a dash of raffle ticket sales, balloon pop fun, and a...

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Sep 12, 2016

When Wendy Gibson, chief PEC cheerleader, challenged chorus members to perform as an octet at January AIM she was as surprised as anyone at what happened. Many of us rose to the occasion and represented PEC with not one but four different octets! What fun we all had coming up with a theme,...

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Sep 12, 2016

A new Region 12 venue in Sparks, Nevada! The stage was set for a bounty of talent representing Pacific Empire Chorus. At Friday’s Quartet Competition, PEC had five foursomes singing and strutting their stuff. There were first timers Vocal Ventures and Shine...

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Nov 30, 2015

Santa and Mrs. Claus made a uniquely Petaluma arrival on a Jerico Tugboat at the Petaluma River Turning Basin on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  A group of PEC carolers were on hand to...

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Nov 13, 2015
 
As the lights dimmed, the Pacific Empire Chorus, 62 members strong, took the stage at the Las Vegas MGM Grand. It was Tuesday night, October 6, 2015, and we were about to perform in the Harmony Classic, Sweet Adeline’s annual Mid-Sized Chorus...
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Oct 02, 2014

From the Argus-Courier;  Thursday September 25, 2014

The award-winning, all women Pacific Empire Chorus celebrates 50 years of acappella harmony. The chorus, established in Sonoma County in 1964, and educating, entertaining and competing all over the world ever since, is marking...

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May 19, 2014
PEC rocked Reno on-stage and off-stage during Regional competition this April.  For me, it all began with the valiant life-saving efforts of our own Patty Pennycook and her side-kick, Tina Castelli.  When several of us "damsels in distress", due to a dead car battery, frantically used our...
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