Carols by Candlelight
  • Dec 2, 2023 - Dec 6, 2023
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

Carols by Candlelight

The concert is approximately 75 minutes, without intermission.

Start your holidays off as the members of the Chorale gather in the hushed sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Angels to sing music embodying the wonder, reverence, and awe of the season. Known for its beautifully balanced programming of traditional and exciting contemporary holiday music, this intimate concert is a particular favorite of many audience members.


Traditional and contemporary holiday favorites:

  • Chorale Prelude on In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197 - Dietrich Buxtehude
  • Medley of Away in a Manger - arr. Jung-A Lee   World Premiere Performance
  • The Wexford Carol - arr. Michael McGlynn
  • Softly - Will Todd
  • Come, Emmanuel - arr. Mary McDonald
  • SING-ALONG: The First Nowell - arr. David Willcocks
  • O Beatum et Sacrosanctum Diem - Peter Phillips
  • Virga Jesse Floruit - arr. Michael Austin Miller
  • Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Benjamin Harlan
  • from First Service, I. Magnificat - Nico Muhly
  • The Christ-Child - Gabriel Jackson
  • SING-ALONG: O Little Town of Bethlehem - Lewis Redner, descant by Rutter
  • Es ist ein Ros - Michael Praetorius & Melchior Velpius
  • A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells
  • The Rose - Ola Gjeilo
  • Solstice - Taylor Scott Davis
  • Come Healing - Leonard Cohen
  • Auld Lang Syne - arr. Desmond Earley
  • SING-ALONG: Silent Night - Gruber, arr. Bob Chilcott
  • O Splendour of God's Glory Right - Toby Young
  • Dona Nobis Pacem - Bob Chilcott

The concert is approximately 75 minutes, without intermission.

This Concert is Generously Sponsored by

Trish O’Donnell In Loving Memory of John O’Donnell

Patrons rave about Carols by Candlelight

Robert Istad and a small group of Pacific Chorale’s talented singers usher in the holiday season with a candlelit evening of reverent, meditative, and transcendent musical wonder.

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Sponsored by

Concert Sponsor · Trish O’Donnell In Loving Memory of John O’Donnell, Platinum Season Sponsor · Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons


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