Peninsula Chamber Singers began in 1988 under the direction of Dennis Crabbe. In 1990, Dewey Ehling succeeded as Conductor and Musical Director until his passing in 2016. In 2005, our name was changed to Peninsula Singers to reflect the larger and growing size of the chorale. The singers are comprised of individuals who have college and professional choral experience; many with music majors. Our goal is to provide talented singers an opportunity to sing the best choral literature available, including young inexperienced singers who show vocal promise and the desire to gain experience and familiarity with our repertoire.
Among the hundreds of works performed in the past include:
Bach: Magnificat, St. Matthew Passion; Beethoven: Mass in C; Brahms: Schicksalslied (The Song of Fire); Duruflé: Requiem; Fauré: Requiem Mass; Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass; Handel: Messiah; Mozart: Requeim Mass, Grand Mass, Solemn Vespers; Schubert: Mass in G; and works from Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Randall Thompson, and Vaughn Williams to name a few.
Works by composers from Peninsula Singers include: “Pray for the Children” by Jane Stevenson and “Sing for Joy” by Taylor Ackley (in memory of Jane Stevenson).
We have performed selections from major music productions such as Steven Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Cats”, to name a few and several full-length productions of Menotti’s “Amal and the Night Visitors” in full costume and staging.