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.
For more information, contact Molly Pontin or call 714.662.2345.
Skills Building/Intermediate: Saturdays, March 15, 29 & April 5, 12, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
(NOTE: There is NO CLASS on March 22.)
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.
Registration for the March-April 2014 session is now closed. Please use the form below to join the email notification list for future sessions.
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.
In spring 2014, Pacific Chorale is launching the pilot of an “El Sistema”-inspired, after-school program for two under-served elementary schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. 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 will team with Pacific Chorale teaching artists to provide 2.5 hours of after-school instruction twice a week for 10 weeks. The curriculum will include training in vocal technique, ensemble singing and musicianship, and will be full of opportunities for performance, peer mentoring and fun.
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 Camp will conclude with a performance showcase, highlighting the entire week's work.