Tis the Season! Goes Online

Celebrate the holidays in high style with Orange County’s favorite seasonal extravaganza, including members of Pacific Chorale, angelic children’s voices, and The Man in Red himself!

Enjoy this free virtual holiday concert on December 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Sign up for your virtual ticket for Tis the Season! here:


Guests & Performers

Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, conductor

Katie Martini, Soprano
Denean Dyson, Alto
Nicholas Preston, Tenor
Matthew Kellaway, Bass

David Clemensen, Pianist
Christopher Luthi, Pianist
Matthew Smith, Drummer
Sean Emch, Double Bass & Guitar

Southern California Children’s Chorus
Lori Loftus, conductor

Special Virtual Performance by our Pacific Chorale Academy


Happy Holiday (From “Holiday Inn”) | Soloists

Winter Wonderland | Denean Dyson

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas | Matthew Kellaway

What Child Is This? | Pacific Chorale

O Tannenbaum | Southern California Children’s Chorus

O Holy Night | Nicholas Preston

In the Bleak Midwinter | Katie Martini & Nicholas Preston

This Little Light of Mine | Students of Pacific Chorale Academy & Choral Camp

Silent Night | Pacific Chorale

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Katie Martini

We Wish You a Merry (Virtual) Christmas | Pacific Chorale

Silent Auction

Our “Tis the Season!” gala auction will be live on November 23rd. Check out the array of items and experiences on offer, including one-of-a-kind getaways, lovingly prepared gift baskets, and shopping opportunities. Get some holiday shopping done while supporting Pacific Chorale’s mission!

Auction highlights include:

  • Travel packages to Napa, California; Maui, Hawaii; and Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Dining and wine tasting adventures
  • Signed memorabilia
  • …and more!

The auction will remain open until 9 p.m. Pacific Time December 3rd. Be sure to join the virtual concert and broadcast at 5 p.m.—free to register and view at!

To Donate
All donations are 100% tax deductible. Please contact Briana Watson, Individual Giving Manager, at [email protected] or call (714) 662-2345.  Donation Request Form or Auction Sponsorship Packet

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pacific Chorale VIP items$250 VIP Ticket – Join us for a special evening as we bring the gala to you!

By purchasing a VIP ticket for your household, we’ll send you a beautiful care package for you to enjoy during the concert. You’ll also be listed as a sponsor for the evening during our pre-roll, credits and online!

VIP Gift Box included for all sponsor levels!  We are finalizing the selection of several tasty treats to be enjoyed during the broadcast, but here’s a taste of our “Cozy Kit.” *Orders placed by November 19th will be ensured delivery prior to the gala.


Pacific Chorale is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit. A portion of all contributions will be tax deductible. The exact tax-deductible amount will vary by sponsorship level.


Special Thanks

Pacific Chorale gratefully acknowledges its generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Platinum Sponsors

Tom and Bonnie Pridonoff
Charles and Ling Zhang

Platinum Corporate Sponsor

Lenora Meister & Salt-Away Products, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

Hans & Valerie Imhof

Silver Sponsor

David Bunker, Jeff Liu & My Life Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous (2)
Mr. and Mrs. David Erickson
Kathryn Gibson
Jan Landstrom
Chris & Susan Lindley
John & Elaine McClintic
Bruce Pasarow in Memoriam
George Reiss
Martha & Peter Wetzel
Vina Williams & Tom Slattery

Individual Sponsors

Mike Andrews
Black Structural Engineers, Inc.
Andrew Brown & Karen Hogle Brown
Michael & Sybil Carney
Mr. & Mrs. James Comia
Gerald & Veronica Devries
David & Bonnie Eastman
J.C. Edwards
Robert & Elaine Elliott
Jean Foster
Cheryl Fischer
Christopher & Mary Galloway
Rhona Weinberg Gewelber
Eileen Hall
Michael & Janet Hards
Anne & Tom Henley
Diana Dessery Hensley
Mark & Donna Hoover
Lynne Istad
Rob Istad & David Navarro
Drew & Katherine Jacobs
Drs. Andrei Novac & Bonita Jaros
Eileen Jeanette
Norm & Sandy Johnson
Ronald Johnson
Kelleher Family
Jeff & Cathy Kissel
Craig & Debbie Kistler
James & Lidia Klingler
Nels & Andrea Klyver
Julian Leal
Frank Martini
Lacye Martini & Coy Purkey
Richard Messenger
Alex Nelson
Pat & Craig Newton
Marcia O’Hern
Nicholas, Kathleen, & Zelda Preston
John Prothero
Quinn & Dworakowski LLP.
Ryan Ratcliff
Tracy Steele
Thompson Family
Ruthann Walker
Briana & Tom Watson
Ann & Steve Williams


Inspiring love of choral music and lifelong learning.

Despite the challenges we face during this global pandemic, Pacific Chorale continues to strive toward our mission – to inspire the community through artistry and innovation in choral performances and education programs.

As you think about the significant impact that music has made in your life, please consider a gift to Pacific Chorale to help sustain our operations and ensure a bright future. Together, we can make a difference.