Press Release: Pacific Chorale Announces 2021-2022 Season with Return to In-Person, Indoor Performances

Press Contact: Libby Huebner, libbyhuebner562@gmail.com, 562.799.6055   PACIFIC CHORALE, LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROBERT ISTAD, ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 SEASON WITH RETURN TO IN-PERSON, INDOOR PERFORMANCES SLATED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER, AT RENÉE AND HENRY SEGERSTROM CONCERT HALL   Highlights of 54th Season, Spotlighting Contemporary Composers, Include: Two Tarik O’Regan World Premieres Bookending Season; West Coast Premieres

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The Wayfaring Project: Behind the scenes filming Bach

  After a 17-month “fermata,” Pacific Chorale finally returned to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage to film Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude for The Wayfaring Project… and it was glorious to be back making music with our friends from Pacific Symphony again! Kudos to Arts Laureate for your superstar audio and video production expertise.

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The Wayfaring Project: Behind the scenes filming All Things Common

Where in the state is Pacific Chorale? While bringing Tarik O’Regan’s “All Things Common” to arresting visual life for “The Wayfaring Project,” Pacific Chorale and Jeff Dolen Productions managed to visit and film within a broad range of different landscapes in one single day—thanks to the Fullerton Arboretum, which graciously shared its beautiful and diverse

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Kibsaim Escarcega named Interim Assistant Conductor

Pacific Chorale welcomes our new Interim Assistant Conductor, Kibsaim Escarcega. Kibsaim is a recent graduate from Cal State Fullerton’s Master of Music program in Choral Conducting. He was awarded the inaugural John Alexander Graduate Choral Conducting Scholarship following his superb audition for the program, and continued to perform with considerable excellence (musical and collegial) throughout

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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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The Wayfaring Project: Meet Composer Moira Smiley

In preparation for their virtual choir performance of “Wayfaring Stranger,” Rob Istad and the members of Pacific Chorale met with composer Moira Smiley via a Zoom conference call on April 7th. Here are some excerpts from their conversation about her musical growth and composing philosophy, and the process of arranging “Wayfaring Stranger.”   R.I. Tonight, we

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