Pacific Chorale can be heard on many professional recordings, both self-produced and in collaboration with Pacific Symphony. Browse the selections below to sample the range and variety of our choral artistry over the years.
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Light of a Clear Blue Morning Music Video (2021)

Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Arrangement by Craig Hella Johnson

Performed by Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, Artistic Director
Katie Martini, soprano soloist
Joseph Loi, flutist

Denean R. Dyson
Rebecca Hasquet
Eleen Hsu-Wentlandt
Vocal Trio

Produced by Arts Laureate
Produced by Jeff Dolen Productions

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​​​​​​​creating masterworks of the future, and educating audiences of all ages.
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2021)

Gustav Mahler’s mighty Eighth Symphony can be heard in a revelatory interpretation from Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, National Children’s Chorus, and a masterful assembly of solo voices, recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall in a landmark performance that brought the LA Phil’s centennial season to a triumphant conclusion in 2019.

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All Things Common (2020)

Robert Istad conducts Pacific Chorale and Salastina in choral music by Tarik O’Regan. This recording traces Tarik’s distinctive development as a composer. We present never-recorded works from twenty years ago alongside new compositions written for this project. Tarik’s ingenuity speaks definitively throughout, and I believe our album serves as a testament to his exceptional voice.

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William Bolcom: Canciones de Lorca; Prometheus (2015)

William Bolcom: Canciones de Lorca; Prometheus (2015)

Championed by pianist Jeffrey Biegel, who performs here with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony, Bolcom’s Prometheus sets the poetry of Lord Byron for piano, chorus, and orchestra. Carl St.Clair conducts.

The Radio Hour (2015)

A lonely woman named Nora turns on her radio one evening and discovers something magical in composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s whimsical choral opera, co-commissioned and premiered by Pacific Chorale. The recording also features acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in Heggie’s settings of texts by Emily Dickinson and Amy Lowell.

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American Voices (2014)

Music by American composers, including Dale Warland, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Norman Dello Joio and John Muehleisen, plus the premiere recordings of three winning selections from Pacific Chorale’s Young Composers Competition.

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Richard Danielpour: Toward a Season of Peace (2014)

Drawing on sacred texts in Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi, Persian American composer Danielpour’s oratorio illustrates a transition through forgiveness from a state of war and destruction into one of peace. Featuring soprano Hila Plitmann, with Carl St. Clair conducting.

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Frank Ticheli: The Shore & Other Choral Works (2013)

Composer Frank Ticheli has enjoyed a long relationship with both Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony. The Shore (Symphony No. 3), on poetry by David St. John, is his first choral-orchestral work, commissioned by Pacific Chorale and conducted by John Alexander.

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Michael Daugherty: Mount Rushmore (2013)

The words of the American presidents carved into the famous monument—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln—provide the basis for this unusual and distinctive cantata, performed by Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony and conducted by Carl St. Clair.

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Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012)

Pacific Chorale portrays the 19th-century mystic himself in Philip Glass’s oratorio, commissioned by Pacific Symphony and premiered at the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, featuring soloists Janice Chandler Eteme, I-Chin Feinblatt, Nicholas Preston, Christòpheren Nomura, and Kevin Deas, conducted by Carl St.Clair.

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Rachmaninov Vespers (2010)

Rachmaninov’s celebrated All-Night Vigil, or Vespers, Op. 37, recorded live in concert at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, featuring mezzo-soprano I-Chin Feinblatt, tenor Daniel Babcock, and bass Michael Gallup, with John Alexander conducting.

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Shenandoah (2008)

Take a musical journey through the American folk song tradition with the John Alexander Singers, including favorite selections like “She’ll Be Coming’ Round the Mountain,” “Buffalo Gals,” and of course, “Shenandoah.”

Christmas Time is Here (2005)

A selection of acappella holiday favorites, including three arrangements and original compositions by John Alexander. Performed by Pacific Chorale, with John Alexander conducting.

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An American Requiem (2002)

Composed by Richard Danielpour, combining text from the traditional Latin Mass with poetry by Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Michael Harper, and H.D., and dedicated to the memory of those who died in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001; and in tribute to the American Soldier — past, present and future. Performed by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Hugh Smith, baritone Mark Oswald, Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony, with Carl St.Clair conducting.

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Elliot Goldenthal: Fire Water Paper, A Vietnam Oratorio (1996)

A large-scale oratorio commissioned by Pacific Symphony in 1993 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, featuring superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, soprano Ana Panagulias and baritone James Maddalena, conducted by Carl St.Clair.