Monterey Peninsula Voices (MPV) is a non-profit volunteer community chorus which has performed every year since being founded in 1962. It is our mission to provide a pleasurable choral singing experience for both our members and audiences in the local community. We endeavor to enrich the culture of our community by offering a varied and well performed repertoire of choral music. While we are a non-audition chorus and open to all who love to share the joy of singing, we do provide a collaborative and educational musical environment for our singers to grow and develop their skill level. Our concert programs present a variety of musical types from all-classical pieces to folk, jazz and popular contemporary music. MPV is family and happy singers and dreams for the next 50 years of sharing music.
One of the most diverse choirs in the county, Monterey Peninsula Voices performs music from all time periods and styles. Their continuing mission is to make choral music fun and appealing to all ages and levels, enriching the community at large. They hope to continue offering young singers the opportunity to sing at little to no cost in dues, retain their senior singers who may be on fixed incomes and broaden their concerts to community venues outside current local areas. In the past, Monterey Peninsula Voices has performed concerts in Soledad, Hollister and Salinas.
I joined Monterey Peninsula Voices in the spring of 2014. I had recently divorced and moved back to Pacific Grove to be of help to my ill mother. I remember walking in to the choir on a cold January evening and being immediately welcomed by a wonderful group of people. It kind of felt like a big hug. Everyone in Monterey Peninsula Voices has a different level of musical experience, and that’s just fine and accepted. We all manage to get together on Monday nights and make music together. It’s a great place for developing friendships, singing music that’s good for the soul and having fun. It’s a happy place.
- Chris Rowland