Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival

Presented in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts Sunday, Aug 13, 2023 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, Schubert’s reverent Mass No. 2 in G.

Written in less than a week when Schubert was just 18, the Mass in G major was not published until 18 years after his death in 1828. The mass is one of the most popular settings of the Ordinary (the six sections of text of the Christian Mass): the charming song-like melodic writing, especially in the Kyrie and the Credo, forms a magical counterpoint to more concertante passages in the Gloria and the Sanctus.

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


Robert Istad, artistic director & conductor
Pacific Chorale’s Festival Chorus
Katy Compton, soprano
Daniel Coy Babcock, tenor
Michael Segura, baritone
Jung-A Lee, organ


Ralph Vaughan Williams
Franz Schubert
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

O Clap Your Hands
Mass No. 2 in G major, D 167
arr. Alice Parker
arr. James Erb
​​arr. James Mulholland

Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

Platinum Season Sponsor
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons


Choral Festival Sponsor
Charles and Ling Zhang


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