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Carols by Candlelight

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

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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.


Robert Istad, conductor
Members of Pacific Chorale
Jung-A Lee, organ
David Clemensen, piano


Traditional and contemporary holiday favorites to be announced.

The concert is approximately 75 minutes, without intermission.


Patrons rave about Carols by Candlelight

“Extraordinary voices, beautiful instrumental accompaniment, and great sound. The ambiance of the church with the candles and other set design were perfect complements to the music.”
– N.B. Joe

Getting to the Concert


Special Thanks to Our Generous Season Sponsors

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


This Concert is Generously Sponsored by

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


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.