Pacific Chorale Presents: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

On the evening of Saturday, March 4, 2023, Pacific Chorale’s chamber ensemble gathered at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach to perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. Featuring the accomplished period instruments of Bach Collegium San Diego and Tesserae Baroque, and Ruben Valenzuela’s masterful artistry on the organ, Pacific Chorale’s chamber choir captivated the audience with layers of breathtakingly beautiful sonic textures, lush choruses, virtuosic solos, and poignant duets.


Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, artistic director & conductor

Bach Collegium San Diego
Ruben Valenzuela, artistic director

Tesserae Baroque
Ian Pritchard, music director

Ruben Valenzuela, organ

Audio & Film Production by Arts Laureate

Program Book

Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors For Making this Concert Possible

2022-23 Platinum Season Sponsor: Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

2022-23 Silver Season Sponsor: Charles and Ling Zhang

Additional Support Provided By: Capital Group  |  Colburn Foundation ​​​​


Pacific Chorale’s Summer 2021 digital production, the original concert film The Wayfaring Project, takes us on a journey that acknowledges and honors the profound dislocation and uncertainty most of us have faced during the past year, while looking ahead to the future with hope and assurance that we are at last “going home.”

Created in collaboration with Arts Laureate and award-winning cinematographer Jeff Dolen Productions, The Wayfaring Project features Pacific Chorale, members of Pacific Symphony, and soloists performing the music of J.S. Bach, Samuel Barber, Thomas A. Dorsey, Tarik O’Regan, Dolly Parton, and Moira Smiley. The complete concert received its world premiere screening on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts August 21, 2021.

Also available for on-demand streaming nationwide through the PBS app (free), KCET and the PBS SoCal website.