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About Us

Pacific Chorale is one of America's great choirs, delighting national and international audiences with exceptional choral performances since 1968. 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.

Highlights

  • Resident choir of the celebrated Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • ASCAP Chorus America "Alice Parker Award for Adventurous Programming" in 2005
  • One of the top 10 budgeted choruses in the nation
  • Professional-core chorus of 140 singers
  • Approximately 20 concerts annually
  • Recipient of the prestigious Chorus America "Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence"

John Alexander Singers

Pacific Chorale's select chamber group, the John Alexander Singers, is a 24-voice professional choir specializing in the innovative presentation of modern and early music. The John Alexander Singers regularly present a cappella chamber concerts, and collaborate extensively with Musica Angelica, Southern California's premier period instrument orchestra.

Artistic Director John Alexander

Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale since 1972, John Alexander has received consistent acclaim for his inspired leadership, both on the podium and as an advocate for the advancement of the arts. In Alexander's long and distinguished career, he has conducted hundreds of performances of choirs and orchestras in 27 countries around the globe. Noted as a specialist in conducting the choral / orchestral masterworks, he is also a strong proponent of American music on the international stage.

Educational Programs

Central to Pacific Chorale's mission are music education opportunities for its current and future audiences. Pacific Chorale's service to the community includes innovative programs for children, college students and adults of all ages. Pacific Chorale received Chorus America's inaugural Educational Outreach Award in 1997 for its exemplary programs.