Recent news

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
May 07, 2014

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Saturday, May 3, 2014)

The ladies in black sequins with sparkly smiles glided onto the stage and in a moment the audience was absorbed in the beautiful harmonies and a chorus so filled with joy.   The response was instant and enthusiastic...
May 05, 2014

First Contest, a Newbie’s Perspective – by Ruth Robeson


I have enjoyed singing all my life. In Junior Choir at church, I first learned about harmony and have sought out many opportunities and sung with several choruses since then. So, when I heard from Joanie about Pacific...

Jan 09, 2014

PEC's 2014 New Year's Kick-Off party and rehearsal is always a special event.  We share good news, fun, games, motivational prizes and inspiration to launch us into our competition season. Our January 8th party was no exception - but was made even more special by a surprise visit from our...

Dec 17, 2013

'tis the season to be singing


Our last evening at the Festival of Trees December 13th was filled with the sound of happiness. Thanks to the Fabulous Women of Petaluma and the Santa Singers...

Dec 09, 2013
Thanks to the Fabulous Women of Petaluma, Pacific Empire Chorus (PEC) members sang Christmas songs at the opening of the Festival of the Trees in the Theatre District of Petaluma. One Hundred Percent of the profits from this annual event are...
Dec 06, 2013

Pacific Empire Chorus hailed Santa’s Riverboat Arrival on November 30, 2013 - 

As a holiday tradition, members of the Pacific Empire Chorus sang for Santa’s arrival at the historic Downtown Riverfront...

Aug 28, 2013

The Denver Sweet Adelines International Competition was a Rocky Mountain high for members of Pacific Empire Chorus' singing sisterhood. Coming home with medals for 2nd place in Division AA (1st place in the United States, second only to Western Canada's Westcoast Harmony Chorus), was a thrill...