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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
  • 2013-2014 Season Concert Schedule

    SEASON CONCERTS

    • Verdi Requiem
      November 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      Pacific Symphony
      Amber Wagner, soprano
      Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano
      Eric Margiore, tenor
      Eric Halfvarson, bass
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Christmas with the John Alexander Singers
      December 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
      St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

      John Alexander Singers
      Robert Istad, conducting
    • Tis the Season!
      December 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
      December 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      Pacific Symphony
      Southern California Children's Concert Chorus
      John Alexander, conducting
    • Cathedral Echoes
      April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
      Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

      Pacific Chorale
      Timothy Landauer, cello
      John Alexander, conducting
    • The Radio Hour
      May 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
      Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

      Pacific Chorale
      John Alexander Singers
      James R. Taulli, stage director
      John Alexander, conducting

    Call (714) 662-2345 for more information.

    Visit our Guest Appearances for additional concert engagements with Pacific Symphony!



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New Recording:<br />Ticheli's <em>The Shore</em>
New Recording:
Ticheli's The Shore
Pacific Chorale's recording of the choral music of Frank Ticheli, featuring the work we premiered in June 2013, The Shore: Symphony No. 3, is now available for download through iTunes —  and it's gorgeous, if we do say so ourselves!


<em>The Radio Hour</em>
The Radio Hour
Our season closes May 18th with the world premiere of Jake Heggie's The Radio Hour, a surreal, fantastic celebration of the power of music. Click here to learn more!