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Carols by Candlelight

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

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Robert Istad, conductor
Members of Pacific Chorale

This year’s holidays will be particularly poignant and meaningful for Pacific Chorale singers and audience members alike, as 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. A particular favorite of many audience members, this year for the first time we are expanding “Carols by Candlelight” to two evenings for your enjoyment!

Audience Advisory: All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance. Please click here for more details about our health and safety policies.

Program (subject to change):

I Wonder as I Wander John Jacob Niles, arr. Leonard Enns
The Call of Wisdom Will Todd
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High arr. Mack Wilberg & Peter Stevens
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel arr. John Rutter
In Dulci Jubilo arr. Reginald Jacques
Quem vidistis, pastores? Richard Dering, arr. Richard Lyne
This Endris Night arr. Sarah Quartel
The Holly and the Ivy arr. John Rutter
Magnificat from Collegium Regale Herbert Howells
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen arr. David Willcocks
Lo He slumbers in his manger Cecilia McDowall
Silent Night Franz Gruber, arr. Bob Chilcott
Reflexionem Patrick Hawes
Excerpts from Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dona Nobis Pacem Bob Chilcott

This Concert is Generously Sponsored by

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

Special Thanks to Our Generous Season Sponsors

Platinum Season Sponsor · Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Silver Season Sponsor · Charles and Ling Zhang


Getting to the Concert

Pacific Chorale gives voice to intimate and wondrous music for the holiday season in the hushed candlelit setting of Our Lady Queen of Angels.