Carols by Candlelight

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

Web sales for this concert are now closed! A limited number of tickets for seats with obstructed views will be available for purchase at the door for $15 each, beginning at 7:00. These seats are located in the far right transept of the church, behind the singers. All other sections of the church are currently sold to capacity.

Event Details

Pacific Chorale

Robert Istad, conducting


A Christmas Round (John Tavener)

Prelude (Exsultate, Jubilate) (Ola Gjeilo)

The Rose That Bare Jesu (Ron Kean)

What Child Is This? (English Carol, arr. John Rutter)

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Medieval Carol, arr. John Rutter)

Angelus ad Virginem (Medieval Carol, arr. Carol Barnett)

Alma Redemptoris Mater (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

Long, Long Ago (Herbert Howells)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Lewis Redner)

My Lord Has Come (Will Todd)

Stars (Ēriks Ešenvalds)

The Rune of Hospitality (Alf Houkom)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Felix Mendelssohn)

Fum, Fum, Fum! (Spanish Carol, arr. Kirke Mechem)

Wassail Song (English Carol, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Patapan (Burgundian Carol, arr. Kirke Mechem)

Away in a Manger (William J. Kirkpatrick, arr. Ola Gjeilo)

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. Michael McGlynn)

Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Thomas Weelkes)

Dona Nobis Pacem (Bob Chilcott)

Click here to read the concert program.

Click here for directions to Our Lady Queen of Angels.

The holidays are a season of joy and celebration, but also one of reverence and contemplation. Pacific Chorale welcomes this busy time of year with a concert of beautiful carols and serene motets, as fascinating and serene as a candle flame in a darkened church. Now in its fourth year at Our Lady Queen of Angels, “Carols by Candlelight” has become an essential part of Orange County audiences’ preparation for Christmas.