Sing With Us and be part of our 40th anniversary celebration!

You like to sing Bach and Handel and live for a big group melisma. But you also love to soak in the lush harmonic pool that is Lauridsen or Whitacre. Oh, but minor seconds are fun, too, like Gene Puerling arrangements or some smooth beat-boxing Pentatonix tunes. But really, at the end of the day, what you are belting in your car is Beyoncé and Hamilton. For you, music is music is music is music — especially when done well with a great community of singers.

If musical variety is your jam, then we may be your next musical home. PEV is open to auditioning all voice parts, with a special appeal for tenors and basses. We feature soloists for both classical and contemporary a cappella works from within the group, so both choral and solo voices are welcome!

Bonus: Join us this season and be part of selecting our next music director!  We’ll be auditioning candidates in the spring, and members will have a voice in choosing who will lead us into our next 40 years.

Curious to check us out?  Come to our open rehearsal on Monday, September 16, 7:30-10pm at Crowden Music Center, Berkeley. RSVP at

Special invitation for arrangers! Every spring we feature in-house arrangements at our popular Jazz & Pop show. Workshop your creations with us and bring them to stage!



Auditions consist of singing two prepared pieces of your choice, and vocaleses to hear your range. Please print our audition form and fill it out prior to your scheduled audition. We don’t require formal musical training, but we do seek experienced singers who are strong sight-readers. If you have a resume outlining your music experience, please bring it as well. (If you don’t have one, that’s ok.)

To set up an audition, please call our Administrator at (510) 848-8022, or send an e-mail to

We look forward to hearing from you!



Check out this season’s lineup here. Each season has a varied repertoire that includes classical pieces from all eras, African-American spirituals and — in our annual A Cappella Jazz & Pop concerts — every conceivable genre… they’re ‘hardly strictly’ jazz & pop!



PEV rehearses Monday nights, 7:30-10pm, at Crowden Music Center, in Berkeley, a few blocks from the North Berkeley BART station. There are a couple of weekend workshops sprinkled through the season. Our season generally runs from early September through mid-June.