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A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom
Concert Hall, Costa Mesa


Pacific Chorale • Pacific Symphony

Southern California Children’s Chorus

California State University, Fullerton’s University Singers

Members of the CSU Fullerton Department of Dance
Lisa D. Long, Choreographer

Derek Chester, tenor

James Taulli, stage director

Robert Istad, conducting



A Celestial Map of the Sky     Tarik O’Regan (U.S. Premiere!)

Songs of Eternity                     James Hopkins

Mass (concert version)            Leonard Bernstein (edited by Doreen Rao)

Don’t miss the concert preview with Maestro Istad in the Box Circle lobby at 4:30 p.m.!

Click here to read the concert program, including texts, notes, artist bios and more!


Available for walk-up sales one hour prior to the performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall box office, or call (714) 556-2787.

Rehearsal Excerpts


Gold Season Sponsor:

Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Concert Sponsors:

The Shanbrom Family Foundation
William J. Gillespie
John and Lori Loftus

We open our 50th season and welcome new Artistic Director Robert Istad with music that explores the human need to understand our place in the universe and to connect with eternity, including the U.S. premiere of Composer in Residence Tarik O’Regan’s "A Celestial Map of the Sky," James Hopkins’ "Songs of Eternity"—commissioned in 1992 for our 25th season—and a salute to Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with his exuberantly theatrical "Mass."