Presented in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts Sunday, Aug 11, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Looking to sing in the festival chorus? 

Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival returns to the Concert Hall, uniting hundreds of singers from throughout and beyond the community in a program featuring a choral favorite, Haydn's Mass in Time of War.

​​​​​​​In 1796, Haydn premiered the Paukenmesse for Princess Maria Hermenegild's name day. This premiere, commissioned by the Esterhazy family, happened amidst political instability and war in Europe. Though Haydn's text setting weaves through the horrors of war, it ultimately ends in exultant joy. You will not want to miss Haydn's exquisite Mass in Time of War with Pacific Chorale this season!

Choral Festival​​​​​​​
Choral Festival​​​​​​​ participants


Robert Istad, artistic director & conductor | bio
Pacific Chorale’s Festival Chorus
Jung-A Lee, organ | bio
Alexandria Burdick, soprano | bio
Stephanie Shepson, mezzo-soprano | bio
Daniel Coy Babcock, tenor | bio
Jared Daniel Jones, bass | ​​​​​​​bio


Jung-A Lee
​​​​​​​Joseph Haydn

Hommage à Haydn (organ prelude)
​​​​​​​Mass in Time of War

Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

Platinum Season Sponsor
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons



This project is funded in part by the City of Costa Mesa’s Arts Grant program

Costa Mesa city of the Arts

Additional Support Provided by

Capital group

Pacific Chorale is a proud Resident Company of


Segerstrom center for the arts