Pacific Symphony Announces Artist Changes and Concert Postponements to Mitigate Risk to Audience, Musicians and Employees

Pacific Symphony announced yesterday that Pacific Chorale and the American Feel Young Chorus will not be appearing on the Lunar New Year concert program(Feb. 5), although they will be seen on a pre-recorded mosaic video to the traditional Chinese song, “Swan Goose.” The orchestra also announced the postponement of “Cathedrals of Sound” (Feb. 17-19), to

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The American Prize Semi-finalists: VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE (performing remotely), 2021-22

  Artistic Director Robert Istad and Pacific Chorale has been selected as a National Semi-Finalists in Virtual Performance (artists performing remotely), 2021-22— professional division by The American Prize for The Wayfaring Project! The American Prize in Virtual Performance recognizes and rewards the best virtual (remote, streamed) performances made since February 2020 in response to the

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The Return of Carols by Candlelight

A particular favorite of many audience members, this year for the first time we expanded Carols by Candlelight to two evenings, gathering at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach. Singing music embodying the wonder, reverence, and awe of the season, enjoy these highlights of our Pacific Chorale singers. Photos (c) Doug Gifford Photography

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2022 Grammy Nominee: LA Philharmonic’s Symphony of a Thousand

  In May 2019, Pacific Chorale had the honor of joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, National Children’s Chorus, and eight outstanding soloists all under the baton of conductor Gustavo Dudamel to perform Gustav Mahler’s mammoth Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major—aptly nicknamed the “Symphony of a Thousand”—as

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PBS Picks Up “The Wayfaring Project”

  Press Contact: Libby Huebner, libbyhuebner562@gmail.com, 562.799.6055 Air Dates: PBS SoCal  December 17, 8 pm KCET   December 22, 8 pm also streams on pbssocal.org. kcet.org and the PBS app   PBS SoCal and KCET to Air Pacific Chorale’s Critically Acclaimed “The Wayfaring Project,” an Original Concert Film, Conceived and Conducted by Artistic Director Robert Istad COSTA MESA, CA (November

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Announcing a Year-End Match for all donations!

  On the evening of October 30th, Pacific Chorale made a glorious return to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall after a (not so brief) twenty-two-month hiatus. While many things may have changed over the past few years, the one thing that has not changed is the excitement and electricity one feels in the

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LA Opus Review of Pacific Chorale’s 2021 Opening Night Concert

“It was a masterfully dramatic opening for the Pacific Chorale’s return to the concert platform.” “The return to the Segerstrom Concert Hall platform of the Pacific Chorale under their Artistic Director Robert Istad could not have been more warmly welcomed, and their performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil Op. 37 that was the main item, filling

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Celebrating Our Supporters: Sips & Sweets Reception

  Immediately following the close of our opening concert Rachmaninoff Vespers at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Hall, patrons and supporters who supported Pacific Chorale during the closure were invited to the Waterfall Terrace at The Westin South Coast in celebration of Pacific Chorale’s return to live performance. We would like to acknowledge the Pacific Chorale

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