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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

Take a look at the Behind the Scenes filming Light of a Clear Blue Morning!

The Wayfaring Project

Light of a Clear Blue Morning is the second installment of Pacific Chorale’s Summer 2021 virtual production, The Wayfaring Project. Centering around Bach’s motet Jesu, meine Freude, 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.” The complete concert will receive its world premiere screening on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts August 21, 2021, and will thereafter be available online to audiences worldwide. Reserve your seats now!


Pacific Chorale is committed to providing the highest quality performances and recordings of choral masterworks of the past, creating masterworks of the future, and educating audiences of all ages.

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