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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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Highlights
  • 2016-2017: A Choral Legacy

    Join us for John Alexander's grand finale concert as Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale!


    A Sea Symphony

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    Featuring:
    Pacific Chorale
    Pacific Symphony
    Layla Claire, soprano
    Brian Mulligan, baritone
    John Alexander, conducting


    Pacific Chorale is proud
    to perform at

  • Our 50th Season!


    Pacific Chorale is celebrating 50 years of presenting great choral music in Orange County, and we invite you to join us!

    A 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m.
    Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    Music of Tarik O'Regan, James Hopkins, and Leonard Bernstein

    Carols by Candlelight
    Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m.
    Our Lady Queen of Angels
    Catholic Church

    Tis the Season!
    Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
    Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    St. John Passion
    Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.
    Our Lady Queen of Angels
    Catholic Church
    Music of J.S. Bach

    Music of the Golden State
    Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m.
    Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    Music of Morten Lauridsen and Mason Bates

    Season tickets are on sale now!
    Click here for details.

    Tickets for individual concerts will go on sale in June.

    Call (714) 662-2345 for more information.
  • Ways to Support Pacific Chorale
Choral Festival Registration
Choral Festival Registration
Singer registration for Pacific Chorale's 2017 Choral Festival, featuring Orff's Carmina Burana, will open at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1st! Visit our Education blog for more info about joining your voice to the Festival Chorus!


Buy Your Tickets for Pacific Chorale's 50th!
Buy Your Tickets for Pacific Chorale's 50th!
Season tickets are available now for our 2017-2018 50th Anniversary Season, introducing our new Artistic Director Robert Istad. Inspiration... out loud.


<em>The Radio Hour</em> is here!
The Radio Hour is here!
The John Alexander Singers' world premiere recording of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's choral opera The Radio Hour is now available on Delos. Other Heggie choral works on the CD include "Patterns" and "He Will Gather Us Around," featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Click here for a sample. (Also available at Amazon.com!)


<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.