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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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Singer Auditions
Singer Auditions
Pacific Chorale will be holding chorister auditions for the 2015-2016 season on May 27 and 30. The 10-minute audition process includes one prepared audition piece and sight-reading and musicianship exercises. Auditions are by prior appointment only; complete the registration form found here to notify us of your interest, or go here for more information.


<em>American Voices</em>
American Voices
The John Alexander Singers' latest recording received sterling reviews from Gramophone, who called it "... a splendid compendium of songs that soar and vibrate with fresh appeal," and from The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. American Voices is available on Delos through iTunes and Amazon.com!


<em>Ticheli: The Shore and Other Choral Works</em>
Ticheli: The Shore and Other Choral Works
Pacific Chorale and the John Alexander Singers present the first complete recording of all Frank Ticheli's choral music to date, including the world premiere recording of The Shore, featuring Pacific Symphony. Available now through Delos, Amazon.com, and iTunes!