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Tis the Season!

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

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Robert Istad, conductor
Pacific Chorale

“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.   

 


Featuring

Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, Artistic Director & Conductor
with
Southern California Children’s Concert Chorus
Lori Loftus, Founding Director
Members of Pacific Symphony
The Man in Red, Santa!
and more!


Program

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.