The Peninsula Girls Chorus (PGC) is excited to be in our third decade as we continue to reach singers across the San Francisco peninsula with our excellent program. We have over 200 girls in six different chorus levels. Girls can start singing with us as early as age 6 and they move up through the levels as they mature and gain choral experience and expertise. Our six chorus levels are as follows:

  • Repertoire, ages
  • 6-8Allegra ages, 8-10
  • PGC Coastside, ages 9-12
  • Brava, ages 10-13
  • Concerta, ages 11-15
  • Ensemble, ages 14-18

In addition to two major concerts every year, our girls perform throughout the community at retirement centers, company galas, tree lightings, professional and collegiate sporting events, and other events as they present themselves. Our performing groups, Concerta and Ensemble, participate in a choir tour every other year.

Besides all of the work and educational emphasis on performance practice and vocal technique, our girls have instruction in musicianship and music theory. All of our conductors have been trained in the Kodaly approach to music education (developed by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly) and they have experience teaching in school music classrooms in addition to their work as choral conductors. Our conductors help our girls to learn to read music at sight, and also to demonstrate their knowledge through written musicianship work by completing all five book levels in the series, “A Young Singer’s Journey: An Integrated Approach to Music Literacy”. For more information on the Kodaly approach, please visit the Organization of American Kodaly Educators website here: http://oake.org/aboutus/kodalyphilosophy.aspx

Rehearsal times are as follows:

  • Repertoire, Allegra, Brava, Concerta:
    • Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. OR
    • Tuesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Ensemble: Wed., 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Allegra 3 and PGC Coastside rehearses Thursday afternoons
    • Coastside: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Allegra 3 : 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

All rehearsals except PGC Coastside are at the Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Ave., Burlingame. PGC Coastside meets at Alvin S. Hatch School, 490 Miramontes Ave., Half Moon Bay.

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"Transcendent. I love everything about it. The earnestness and sincerity of the effort. The compassion of the leaders and their care for the girls, not just the performance. It's a beautiful project. The epitome of community.”

PGC parent

“The PGC has provided the absolute best education for our girls. It is truly one of the best chorus groups on the Peninsula. The musicianship education makes our commitment to this group an easy addendum to our girls’ overall education.”

PGC parent

"Our daughter has been in PGC for 6 years and loves it. She was always a girl who loved to sing, but she has become a singer thanks to PGC. . . Confidence born of accomplishment is a gift you can give your girl by signing her up for PGC!”

PGC parent

"The vocal and musical education I received with PGC is unparalleled. PGC offers a musical, social and educational experience unlike any other and girls of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from its programs.”

PGC alumna

"PGC is amazing! I have sung so many different styles of music in all sorts of different languages over my many years in PGC, from pieces in Hawaiian and Hindi to Mozart. I always loved to sing, but PGC has fostered that joy and taught me great technique and musicianship at the same time. PGC is a great community and a wonderful place to grow.”

PGC singer

"PGC is what continues to help me through the week. It helps me take my mind off of things that are stressing me out like homework or high school applications. Singing with PGC makes me feel happy”.

PGC singer

1443 Howard Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010-4258
(650) 347-6351

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