Pacific Chorale presents Carols By Candlelight Concert, Today

Pacific Chorale presents Carols By Candlelight Concert, Today

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its popular holiday concerts in December.

Carols by Candlelight

A magical evening of traditional carols and classical Christmas works presented by Pacific Chorale's 24-voice chamber choir, the John Alexander Singers, in an intimate candlelit setting.

Date: Saturday, December 2

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Conducted by:?Robert Istad, Artistic Director

Location:?Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

2046 Mar Vista Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tickets from $20 to $40

Call 714/662-2345

Featuring: Dona Nobis Pacem (Bob Chilcott)

* Audience sing-along selection

Tis the Season!

This popular 2-hour family holiday extravaganza in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a holiday favorite. The internationally acclaimed Pacific Chorale, led at these concerts by long-time Conductor John Alexander in his last season with the Chorale, will join forces with the Southern California Children's Concert Chorus (Lori Loftus, Founding Artistic Director and Conductor) and acclaimed accompanists. A visit from Santa Claus will delight all.

Dates & Times: December 17 at 5:30 p.m., December 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Conducted by: Robert Istad, Artistic Director

Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall,

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tickets: $29 to $139

Call 714/662-2345 (Pacific Chorale) or 714/556-2787 (Segerstrom Center)

Pacific Chorale (PC) has delighted national and international audiences with concerts of great choral music performed at the highest musical standards since 1968. Under the artistic leadership of Robert Istad, the organization produces a series of concerts each year at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where it serves as the sole resident choir. The mission of Pacific Chorale is to inspire our community through artistry and innovation in choral music performances and education programs.

Pacific Chorale is recognized for exceptional artistic expression, preserving and performing classical choral music as well as presenting stimulating American-focused programming. In addition to its ownsubstantial performance season and long-standing partnership with Pacific Symphony, the Chorale is sought regularly to perform with the nation's leading symphonies, having performed with such renowned American ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Musica Angelica.

Pacific Chorale has toured extensively to over 19 countries - in Europe, South America and Asia - and has collaborated with the London Symphony, the Munich Symphony, L'Orchestre Lamoureux and L'Orchestre de St-Louis-en-l'Île of Paris, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the China National Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Estonian National Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina.

Pacific Chorale has received numerous awards from Chorus America, the service organization for North American choral groups, including the prestigious "Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence," the first national "Educational Outreach Award," the 2005 ASCAP Chorus America Alice Parker Award for adventurous programming, and the 2015 "Education and Community Engagement Award."

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