Pacific Chorale

In 1968, when the very first audition call went out for the group that would come to be known as Pacific Chorale, conductor Maurice Allard nervously stated, “If 35 show up for auditions, I’ll take all 35.” His nerves must have been calmed when 116 people turned out, affirming Orange County’s love of choral singing!

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Pacific Chorale

In 1968, when the very first audition call went out for the group that would come to be known as Pacific Chorale, conductor Maurice Allard nervously stated, “If 35 show up for auditions, I’ll take all 35.” His nerves must have been calmed when 116 people turned out, affirming Orange County’s love of choral singing!

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John Alexander

John Alexander is one of America’s most respected choral conductors. His inspired leadership both on the podium and as an advocate for the advancement of the choral art has garnered national and international admiration and acclaim. Alexander’s long and distinguished conducting career has encompassed hundreds of choral and orchestral performances nationally and in 27 countries

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Robert Istad

Robert Istad, who “fashions fluent and sumptuous readings” (Voice of OC) with his “phenomenal” artistry (Los Angeles Times), was appointed Pacific Chorale’s Artistic Director in 2017. Under his leadership, the chorus continues to expand its reputation for excellence for delivering fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of beloved masterworks, rarely performed gems and newly commissioned pieces. His artistic

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