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Dona Nobis Pacem

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

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Robert Istad, conductor
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Symphony
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem uses the poetry of Walt Whitman, the Latin Mass, and the Bible to give heartfelt voice to the eternal human plea: “Grant us peace.” Introducing this powerful work—never before presented by Pacific Chorale—are a brand-new fanfare by Tarik O’Regan, a West Coast premiere by our longtime friend Frank Ticheli, Caroline Shaw’s playful exploration of the choir’s potential as an instrument combined with string orchestra in Music in Common Time, and Jake Runestad’s exuberant setting of Whitman’s “Proud Music of the Storm,” heartily evoking the spirit of adventure. Our thrilling season finale features the full Pacific Symphony, with Grammy Award winner Dashon Burton as a guest soloist.

Tickets go on sale September 7th!


World Premiere (Title TBA) Tarik O’Regan
Music in Common Time Caroline Shaw
Until Forever Fades Away
(West Coast Premiere)
Frank Ticheli
Proud Music of the Storm Jake Runestad
Dona Nobis Pacem Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone


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Our thrilling season finale features Pacific Symphony, with Liv Redpath and Grammy Award winner Dashon Burton as our guest soloists in our first-ever presentation of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem."