Pacific Chorale is pleased to announce John Orfe and Michael Rickelton as the co-winners of our 2011-2012 Young Composers Competition! Orfe's Fire! and Rickelton’s Pentecost were premiered by the John Alexander Singers on their American Voices concert on March 11, 2012.
Due to programming considerations, Pacific Chorale's Young Composers Competition will not be held during the 2013-2014 season. Stay tuned for details about our next competition taking place in 2014-2015!
Contact Katherine Yang, Director of Education & Community Programs, for more information about Pacific Chorale's Young Composers Competition.
Get ahead this summer and join Pacific Chorale's Choral Camp—in association with California State University Fullerton—a one-week choral music intensive for high school students. The program will focus on building a strong understanding of music theory and vocal production, taught by professional singers and educators. Choral Advantage will conclude with a performance showcase, highlighting the entire week's work.
Our 2013 annual holiday event, A Dickens Feast, will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Westin South Coast Plaza 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.
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 pilot program for the new elementary school level "Pacific Chorale Academy". Support of this event helps us achieve our fiscal artistic and educational goals for the year.
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. Enrollment cost is $80, based on a rate of $20 per day for 4 two-hour classes.
To register, please click on the appropriate class title and date below, or download, print and mail in this registration form.
Skills Building/Intermediate: Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
An opportunity for choral singers to advance their skill level at reading rhythms, notes and melodies. The class also includes score marking tips and practicing skills to help choral singers improve upon reading and singing as a member of an ensemble. This class is recommended for choral singers who have a general understanding of reading notes in the treble and bass clefs. Deadline to register: Friday, December 20, 2013.
If you are interested in being notified of future musicianship class sessions, please submit your contact information using the form below, or call Katherine Yang at (714) 662.2345.