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Tis the Season!

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

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Robert Istad, conductor
Pacific Chorale

Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more…

— Ralph Blane, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Let Pacific Chorale set the mood for your holiday festivities with our traditional musical extravaganza, featuring your favorite seasonal selections and some fun surprises waiting under the Christmas tree. Word from the North Pole is that even Santa Claus himself is planning to stop by! We’ve been waiting all year to share this exuberant celebration of the holiday spirit with you and your family.

Program (subject to change):

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Gary Fry
O Come, All Ye Faithful arr. David Willcocks
Angel Voices Ever Singing Bob Chilcott
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen arr. Jackson Berkey
O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
Once in Royal David’s City arr. Will Todd
Gloria from “Lightning Bug” Mass Ji-Hoon Park
Joy to the World arr. Mack Wilberg
We Need a Little Christmas Jerry Herman
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
The Christmas Waltz Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
White Christmas Irving Berlin
All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
Jingle Bells arr. David Willcocks
Christmas Memories Rosephanye Powell
Ave Maria Franz Biebl
Silent Night arr. Dan Forrest
We Wish You a Merry Christmas arr. Gary Fry

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.


Featuring
Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, Artistic Director & Conductor
with
Southern California Children’s Concert Chorus
Lori Loftus, Founding Director
Carol Aspling, Co-Director

Jung-A Lee, organ
David Clemensen, piano
Michael Franz, bass
Kenneth McGrath, timpani
Danielle Squyres and Wesley Sumpter, percussion
Allison Allport Counseller, harp


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

Segerstrom Center for the Arts



We've been waiting all year to welcome you and your family to our holiday celebration, filled with music, cheer, and a special appearance from Santa himself!