Robert Istad, conductor
“The best Christmas experience you’ll have all year.”
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall rings with the sounds of holiday cheer when Pacific Chorale presents its annual extravaganza! One of Orange County’s favorite musical traditions, “Tis the Season!” offers a selection of holiday favorites seasoned with delightful surprises in a concert the entire family can enjoy.
Robert Istad, Artistic Director & Conductor
Southern California Children’s Concert Chorus
Lori Loftus, Founding Director
Members of Pacific Symphony
The Man in Red, Santa!
|Alleluia, Venite Gaudete||Arr. Gary Fry|
|Sing-Along: O Come, All Ye Faithful||arr. David Wilcocks|
|Christ is the Morning Star||Cecilia McDowall|
|Sussex Carol||arr. Bob Chilcott|
|Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Mack Wilberg|
|Ubi Caritas||Ola Gjeilo|
|We Three Kings||arr. Will Todd|
|Trinity Te Deum||Erics Esenvalds|
|Deck the Hall||arr. Chad Weirick|
|It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year||arr. Jerry Rubino/Marc Riley|
|Winter Wonderland||arr. Ed Lojeski/Marc Riley|
|Sleigh Ride||arr. Leroy Anderson/Lawrence Goldberg|
|What Christmas Means to Me||George Gordy, Allen Story, Anna Gordy Gaye, arr. Mac Huff|
|Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town||John Frederick Coots, arranged by Kirby Shaw|
|Eight Days of Lights||Judith Clurman & David Chase|
|Ave Maria||Franz Biebl|
|Silent Night||arr. Dan Forrest|
|Wishing You a Merry Christmas||arr. Gary Fry|
|Plus selections from Southern California Children’s Chorus|
The concert is approximately 85 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission.
Special Thanks to Our Generous Season Sponsors
Platinum Season Sponsor · Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons
Silver Season Sponsor · Charles and Ling Zhang
Pacific Chorale is a proud Resident Company of
Patrons rave about Tis the Season!
“It was absolutely spectacular.”
– Julia F.
“We loved every minute of the program!”
– Melinda A.
“It is a great show to put you in the Christmas spirit.”
– Gail L.
“Beautiful night, magnificent music that captures the true meaning of Christmas.”
– Tedi G.
“Best Christmas concert EVER!”
– Britta W.
“The performance is so spectacular that we are going to make this one of our Christmas traditions.”
– C. P.
“This is a holiday event not to be missed.”
– Kristin D.
The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall rings with the sounds of holiday cheer when Pacific Chorale presents one of Orange County's favorite musical traditions. "Tis the Season!" offers a selection of holiday favorites seasoned with delightful surprises in a concert the entire family can enjoy.