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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.

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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
  • 2014-2015 Season Concerts

    A Season of Exploration

    UPCOMING SEASON CONCERTS


    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


    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


    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.

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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!


<em>Tis the Season!</em>
Tis the Season!
Pacific Chorale reunites with Pacific Symphony and the Southern California Children's Chorus for Orange County's favorite Christmas choral tradition, Tis the Season! on Dec. 22nd. Click here for tickets and program information!


Bizet's <em>Carmen</em>
Bizet's Carmen
Pacific Symphony presents Bizet's tragic masterpiece in concert, with Milena Kitic portraying the alluring femme fatale on Feb. 19, 21 and 24. Click for info and tickets.


<em>Let's Dance!</em>
Let's Dance!
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and samba down the aisle for a dance-inspired concert partnership between the John Alexander Singers and Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and arranger Bill Cunliffe on March 7, 2015! Information and tickets here.