the bay area’s uncommon chorus

For 40 years, Pacific Edge Voices has been known and loved for our extensive diverse repertoire of high quality choral a cappella music, as well as collaborations with high-profile and popular artists such as Dave Brubeck, Meredith Monk, Sufjan Stevens, and Bobby McFerrin.

Founded in 1980 as Pacific Mozart Ensemble, today’s PEV is a Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble that celebrates our shared love of singing in community and creating an experience of connection with every audience. This love of musical connection drives our commitment to excellence in live and recorded performances. PEV attracts highly skilled non-professional singers with diverse artistic backgrounds and experience. The chorus has toured in the U.S. and internationally, performing in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Germany, France, Cuba, and England.

We invite you to become a part of our musical family, on stage or off!


2019-2020 Concerts


join us for pacific edge voice’s 40th anniversary Season!


 40 years of Dynamic Collaborations


Pacific Edge Voices began life in 1980 as the Pacific Mozart Ensemble (PME). In 2005, Dr. Lynne Morrow, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading musical figures, was named Music Director following the retirement of the group’s founding director Richard Grant.

The group’s rich history includes artistic collaborations with talented and inspiring composers and artists such as John Adams, Dave Brubeck, David Lang, Bobby McFerrin, Meredith Monk, Sufjan Stevens, Sweet Honey in the Rock, American Bach Soloists, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Coro Nacional de Cuba, Napa Valley Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, and many others. 

The Berkeley-based ensemble was nominated for a “Best Choral Performance” Grammy® Award in 2006 for the Harmonia Mundi recording of Bernstein’s Mass with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin under the direction of Kent Nagano. We have made four international tours and debuted at Carnegie Hall in November 2005, representing choral music for Meredith Monk’s 40th Anniversary Celebration; selections of those performances were broadcast on WNYC radio.