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Date:Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time:5:30 PM
Location:Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Featuring:Pacific Chorale
John Alexander, conducting
Soloists:Lori Loftus    Mindy Ball    David Clemensen    Robert Slack
Lori Loftus, organ • Mindy Ball, harp • David Clemensen, celeste • Robert Slack, timpani
Edward Atkatz, Dave Gerhart and Kevin Shah, percussion


Online ticketing for this event is now closed. Tickets may still be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Center box office.

Pacific Chorale presents Rachmaninov's breathtaking Vespers, based on melodies from the Russian Orthodox chant tradition. Rachmaninov's exquisite arrangement treats the voices of the choir like an orchestra, building an amazing array of musical colors. Also on the program, spine-tingling works by composers Peter Hallock and Tarik O'Regan for chorus, harp, organ and percussion, featuring organist Lori Loftus and harpist Mindy Ball.

Don't miss the concert preview at 4:30 p.m. with Robert Istad!

Exsultate Deo Peter Hallock
Dorchester Canticles Tarik O'Regan
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37 Sergei Rachmaninov


Sponsored, in part, by Doreen D. Marshall, Vina Williams Slattery, Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Hubbard, Warren Coy, and Lenora Meister and Salt-Away Products.

Concert Texts and Translations
For Russian speakers, a handout with the Rachmaninov text in Cyrillic will be available in the lobby the night of the concert.

Read Dr. Gordon Paine's program notes here.

Read the Performing Arts Center's article about the concert here.