Pacific Chorale to Play Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on June 12

Artistic Director John Alexander and the 140-voice Pacific Chorale will be transforming the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall into a resounding cathedral with a concert of music for choir and organ on June 12, in anticipation of their summer 2016 tour to Budapest and Vienna. The brilliant young Hungarian organist András Gábor Virágh, Titular Organist of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, joins Pacific Chorale from the console of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, in a program that interweaves European and American works, including some of his own compositions.

Works by Eric Whitacre, Felix Mendelssohn, Ruth Watson Henderson, Zoltán Kodály, Lajos Bárdos, György Orbán, Carol Barnett, Moses Hogan and James Mulholland will be performed.

Concert date and time: June 12, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Location: Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Ticket Prices: From $19 to $129

Visit www.pacificchorale.org or call 714/662-2345 for more information. Tickets are also available at www.scfta.org

ABOUT PACIFIC CHORALE

Founded in 1968, Pacific Chorale is internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential education programs. Pacific Chorale presents a substantial performance season of its own at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California, and is sought regularly to perform with the nation's leading symphonies. Under the inspired guidance of Artistic Director John Alexander, Pacific Chorale has infused an Old World art form with California's hallmark innovation and cultural independence, developing innovative new concepts in programming, and expanding the traditional concepts of choral repertoire and performance.

In addition to its long-standing partnership with Pacific Symphony, the Chorale has 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. John Alexander and the Chorale have toured extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, collaborating 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.

In 2015, Pacific Chorale announced the retirement of its conductor of 44 years, John Alexander, who will be serving through June 30, 2017 as Artistic Director and then will become Artistic Director Emeritus. In the same announcement, Robert Istad was named the next Artistic Director; he currently serves in the role of Associate Conductor.



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