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Special Events

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


Vivace


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


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


Musicianship Classes

Pacific Chorale's Musicianship Classes

Want to learn your choir music faster and with less stress? Become a better musician with Pacific Chorale's musicianship classes. Led by Pacific Chorale member Dr. Laura Harrison, these classes will help you unlock the mysteries of becoming a better sight-reader.

In order to give participants the best experience possible, we offer classes at various levels 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.

For more information, contact Molly Pontin or call 714.662.2345.


Class Descriptions

LEVEL 1
January 18, 25 & February 1, 8
2-4 pm at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

$80 for all 4 classes
Perfect for singers who want a firm foundation in the basics of sight-singing. Classes will focus on:

  • The basics of music notation
  • Sight-reading rhythms in simple meters (4/4, 3/4, 2/4)
  • How to identify what key a piece is in
  • Sight-singing melodies in a major key

 

LEVEL 2
March 8, 15, 22, 29
2-4 pm at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

$80 for all 4 classes
This series is the perfect follow-up for Level 1, or a great starting point for singers who already have a working knowledge of reading rhythms and sight-singing in a major key. Classes will focus on:

  • Sight-reading rhythms in compound meter (3/8, 6/8, 9/8)
  • Dealing with irregular meters
  • Sight-singing melodies in major and minor keys

 

Register online using the links below, or print and mail this registration form.

 

If you are interested in being notified of future musicianship class sessions, please email Molly Pontin or call (714) 662.2345.

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+  Jan 18th, 2015 - 2:00 pm | More Details
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+  Mar 8th, 2015 - 2:00 pm | More Details
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Chairman's Dinner

Pacific Chorale’s Chairman of the Board hosts this annual event at The Center Club in Costa Mesa as Pacific Chorale’s 2014-2015 Season draws toward a close.  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, with Artistic Director John Alexander as our special guest.

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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+  Apr 26th, 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
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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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