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 its 50th anniversary with a show called "For The Love of Harmony" on Oct. 25 at the historic Petaluma Woman's Club, 518 B St., from 5 to 8:30pm.
The all acappella show will be a barbershop bonanza, with championship singers from all over the region, including Oregon's Rogue, 2014 regional women's Quartet Champions; First Strike, men's BHS district Finalists; Surprise!, regional medalists; PDQ, regional open division winners; and Stevens Sisters, celebrating 14 years as a quartet; plus first place mid-sized champions, Pacific Empire Chorus.
The Sweet Adelines International organization designates the local region 12 as including Oregon to Central California and Northern Nevada.
The evening will set the scene to "party like it's 1964", with a classic cocktail party featuring martinis, manhattans and wine, plus hors d'oeuvres and decadent desserts.
A special martini will be concocted just for the event. PEC nostalgia and other memorabilia from 1964 will be on display, and a raffle will be held.
Seating is limited. To reserve $35 tickets online, go to pacificempire.org.
(Frances Rivetti's South County Notebook column, appears every two weeks.)