2013 Mid-Sized chorus Regional champion, PAC Regional
2012 Second Place, International Mid-Sized Chorus, Harmony Classic
2003 International Quartet Champions, Swinglish Mix, baritone
Patty has 25 years experience in Sweet Adelines as a singer, front row dancer, music team leader and assistant director. She grew up a "Barbershop brat" in Kentucky. Early on, she attended rehearsals and conventions with her father, Charlie Hawley, a member of the 7-time International men’s chorus champions, The Louisville Thoroughbreds. Louisville has spawned many men’s championship quartets, like Bluegrass Student Union, Second Edition, Interstate Rivals, Revival, The Harrington Brothers, Michigan Jake and Gas House Gang. Patty earned her 'chops' singing tags with these groups. A Sweet Adeline Mom introduced Patty to her son David Pennycook whom she eventually married. He, daughter Carly and Patty now live in Napa where David works in the Wine Industry and supports Patty's Barbershop leadership roles. .
Patty joined Sweet Adelines women's chorus (Petaluma) in the early 80’s. Her journey with them in vocal excellence led to her position as our director. Along the road, the four girls of Swinglish Mix began performing together in 1995. They have performed all over the United States, Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand over that time. They've competed for over a decade and won the International Quartet competition in 2003. More information about Swinglish Mix may be found at www.swinglishmix.com.
For the past 7 years, Patty has served as the Marketing and PR Chair for the Coronet Club, an elite group of international quartet winners in our organization. She manages art and advertising for the annual Coronet Club show at the annual SAI competition. Since 2012 she has served as the Coronet Club Vice President. As Vice President, she assists the President in all club needs, including planning all the events, receptions, rehearsal spaces and needs during the annual international competition.
Patty has sung in four different choruses, Derby City Chorus, Pride of Kentucky Chorus, Verdugo Hills Chorus in L.A., and Pacific Empire.She says " I enjoy the love and thrill of teaching and performing barbershop music."
Patty joined the Napa Valley Harmonizers in 2011 as a performance coach. She agreed to be Associate Director in 2012 and in 2013 she took over the Front Line Director role. We are very excited to have her take us to a new level of excellence!
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Director, Napa Valley Harmonizers
Director, Pacific Empire Chorus
Board Member, Coronet Society
The Harmonizers have been entertaining Napans for over 60 years. We're a branch of the international Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), an all-men a cappella chorus that strives to become better musicians, friends to each other, and do good in the community...while having fun!
We encourage guys to come visit us at our Guest Nights and check us out! We're all ages and backgrounds but we all love to sing and entertain. We perform for private parties, weddings, business affairs, birthday parties and most holidays. We encourage music education for a lifetime of music appreciation.