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Young Composers Competition

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Pacific Chorale Academy

Pacific Chorale Academy is an after-school choir program inspired by "El Sistema," which envisions music as a vehicle for improving the lives of children. The program is being offered to 4th -to -6th graders at Rea and Pomona Elementary School, both Title I schools in Costa Mesa. School music teachers team with Pacific Chorale teaching artists to provide 5 hours of after-school instruction each week, at no cost to participating students. The curriculum includes training in vocal technique, ensemble singing and musicianship, and is full of opportunities for performance, peer mentoring and fun.
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+  Mar 18th, 2014 - 12:00 pm | More Details

Musicianship Classes

Pacific Chorale's Musicianship Classes

Take your music skills to the next level!
Do you have a passion for music?
Do you sing regularly in one or more choirs?
Have you ever wanted to become a stronger musician?

Pacific Chorale offers musicianship classes designed for both professional choral singers and community singers interested in personal development and growth in musicianship and sight-singing. In order to give participants the best experience possible, we offer beginning and advanced classes to suit individual needs. To ensure that you are placed in a class that is at your current musicianship level, please take a short assessment to identify which class would be best for you.

Classes are led by Pacific Chorale’s own Dr. Laura Harrison, acclaimed for her skill in teaching comprehensive musicianship.

For more information, contact Molly Pontin or call 714.662.2345.

Class Descriptions

Choral Festival 2014 Prep: August 18 & 20 from 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Special 2-class series just for participants of the 2014 Choral Festival
Only $20 for both classes!

Sharpen your musicianship skills for the Choral Festival with this 2-class series of musicianship classes with Dr. Laura Harrison. Classes will take place on August 18 and 20 from 7:15-9:15 pm at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Cost is $20 total for both classes.

Register online, or print and mail this registration form.


If you are interested in being notified of future musicianship class sessions, please submit your contact information using the form below, or call Molly Pontin at (714) 662.2345.

Email Address:
Phone Number:
Sessions/topics of interest to you: Beginning Skills Building
Intermediate Skills Building
Advancing Musical Skills
Audition Techniques

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+  Aug 18th, 2014 - 7:15 pm | More Details
Buy Now | Festival Prep - $20.00


Vivace is a social-oriented support group designed to allow music lovers the opportunity to engage in our art form by attending some concerts and interacting socially with the Pacific Chorale family in a fun, casual environment. Come and join us for concerts, cocktails, and conversations!
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+  Oct 8th, 2014 - 5:00 pm | More Details

Opening Night Swing Bash Fundraiser

Join us at the Wyndham Hotel following our opening concert, Pipes: Voices, Brass & Organ, for hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a raffle, and dancing to the tune of big band music!
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+  Nov 2nd, 2014 - 7:30 pm | More Details
Buy Now | Standard - $100.00

A Dickens Feast

Our annual holiday event, A Dickens Feast, will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Center Club in Costa Mesa following our beloved Christmas concert, Tis the Season! at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Over the years, this fundraiser has become our most cherished and popular event. A Dickens Feast is designed to celebrate Pacific Chorale and the sounds and sights of the season.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the sounds of the Southern California Children’s Chorus. Throughout the evening, traveling Dickensian carolers serenade each table. Guests are treated to fine food and a festive atmosphere and everyone loves participating in the annual “12 Days of Christmas” Sing-a-long. The 2014 event chairmen are Vina Williams and her husband Tom Slattery.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Pacific Chorale's educational initiatives during the current fiscal year: the youth "Choral Camp," "Musicianship Classes," "Passage" and "Intro to the Arts" programs, and the new elementary school-level "Pacific Chorale Academy". Support of this event helps us achieve our fiscal artistic and educational goals for the year.
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+  Dec 21st, 2014 - 7:30 pm | More Details

Chairman's Dinner

Pacific Chorale’s Chairman of the Board hosts this annual event at The Center Club in Costa Mesa following Pacific Chorale’s season finale concert on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This event celebrates the successful conclusion of Pacific Chorale’s 2014-2015 Season.  Guests enjoy cocktails and a silent-auction followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing. This enjoyable evening is shared by Pacific Chorale Board members, supporters, friends, and people who like to have fun.  Artistic Director John Alexander is our special guest along with singers, performers, and artists from the concert.

Past silent auction items have included trips to New York, Kauai, Mammoth, a weekend in Laguna Beach, Pacific Chorale concert artwork, artwork from local artists, and wine baskets just to name a few.
Event honorees have included local leaders in the arts such as Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair and recently retired executive director of Philharmonic Society of Orange County Dean Corey.  Other honorees have included Mary Lyons, Janice and Roger Johnson, Mart Hubbard, Vina Williams, Warren Coy, and Floss Schumacher for their outstanding level of commitment to the arts in Orange County.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Pacific Chorale's artistic and educational programs. Support of this event helps us achieve our fiscal artistic and educational goals for the year.

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+  May 17th, 2015 - 7:30 pm | More Details

Choral Camp

Get ahead this summer and join Pacific Chorale's Choral Camp. High school students spend 5 days with a high-energy group of their peers who love to sing, learning from professionals who know how to develop stronger musicians. In association with California State University Fullerton.

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+  Aug 3rd, 2015 - 9:00 am | More Details
Buy Now | Singer Payment - $210.00

Young Composers Competition

Pacific Chorale invites America's young composers to participate in a contest designed to encourage the proliferation of America's choral music.

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