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Pacific Chorale is internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential education programs. Under the inspired guidance of Artistic Director John Alexander, Pacific Chorale has infused an Old World art form with California’s hallmark innovation and cultural independence.

Who We Are and What We Do
• Founded in 1968 as a community choir in Irvine, Pacific Chorale has since evolved to become one of America’s most highly acclaimed choirs.
• We offer two unique musical experiences: the 140-voice Pacific Chorale, boasting 140 of Southern California's finest professional and volunteer singers, and the 24-voice John Alexander Singers, a professional vocal ensemble recognized as one of the country's most accomplished and versatile.
• Our music programming ranges throughout history, from the great classical masters of the past to today’s leading American composers.
• Our Artistic Director, John Alexander, is one of America’s most respected choral conductors, having conducted hundreds of choral and orchestral performances around the world.
• All of our singers have passed a rigorous audition test to become a member of Pacific Chorale and/or the John Alexander Singers.
• Pacific Chorale is the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
• Pacific Chorale boasts a long-standing partnership with Pacific Symphony, and numerous guest performances with symphonies around the world.
• A major emphasis of the organization is to provide educational programs for both school-aged children and adults.
• We are committed to bringing the Orange County community together through song.
• We tour and perform in other countries, bringing international awareness and acclaim to Pacific Chorale and Orange County.

Interested in singing with us? Visit our Auditions page for details about our audition process and registration info!

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Highlights
  • Announcing our 2014-2015 Season!

    A Season of Exploration

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    SEASON CONCERTS

    • Pipes: Voices, Brass
      & Organ

      November 2, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      Jung-A Lee, organ
      Members of Pacific Symphony
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Carols by Candlelight
      December 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
      Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

      John Alexander Singers
      Mindy Ball, harp
      Patricia Lamb, organ
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Tis the Season!
      December 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
      December 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      Pacific Symphony
      Southern California Children's Concert Chorus
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Let's Dance!
      March 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      John Alexander Singers
      Reid Alexander and Jo Ellen DeVilbiss, piano duo
      Bill Cunliffe, jazz piano
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Verdi, Howells & Poulenc
      May 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      Pacific Symphony
      Robert Istad, conducting
      John Alexander, conducting

    Call (714) 662-2345 for more information.

    Visit our Guest Appearances for additional concert engagements.



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Single Tickets on Sale!
Single Tickets on Sale!
Tickets for our 14-15 season concerts may be purchased here at PacificChorale.org, through our offices at (714) 662-2345, and at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts website and box office!


<em>Pipes: Voices, Brass & Organ</em>
Pipes: Voices, Brass & Organ
Welcome to our 2014-2015 season, starting with the majestic sound of the voices of Pacific Chorale raised in song alongside the brass of Pacific Symphony and the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ! Click here to learn more!


New Recording:<br /><em>American Voices</em>
New Recording:
American Voices
The John Alexander Singers perform music by Morten Lauridsen, Norman Dello Joio, John Muehleisen, Dale Warland, and Eric Whitacre, along with Pacific Chorale's Young Composers Competition winners Joseph Gregorio, John Orfe, and Michael Rickelton, in this new recording from Delos, now available on iTunes and Amazon.com!