PEC Retreats to sing in solitude

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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 all and taking in the quiet solitude of this beautiful area. But, of course, it really wasn’t THAT quiet! When we weren’t rehearsing and listening to the pearls of wisdom spoken in animated fashion by our coach, Awesome Joe Connelly, we were talking, dancing, eating, singing tags, and revving up the karaoke machine.

We all felt it was a few days well spent. Not only did we refine and retool our contest tunes, practice and perfect our choreo, and gain a higher level of competence and confidence, but we had plenty of time to laugh, play, deepen friendships, and get home in plenty of time to catch the Oscars. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!

We hope February was a good month for you, too, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.