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The holidays are here, and Pacific Chorale is celebrating in a big way with two holiday programs. 


Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Pacific Chorale Presents

“Carols by Candlelight” 

Robert Istad, conductor

Members of Pacific Chorale

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

2100 Mar Vista Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

The Grammy-winning Pacific Chorale launches its signature holiday programming “Carols by Candlelight,” spotlighting timeless traditional and contemporary holiday music, including the choir-commissioned world premiere of Meet Me for Noche Buena by noted LA-based Filipino composer Saunder Choi. Special musical guests, organist Jung-A Lee and pianist David Clemensen, join members of Pacific Chorale for this distinctive seasonal program. Artistic Director Robert Istad also conducts “Gloria” from MissaePapae Marcelli by Palestrina, Stanford’s Magnificat in G, Op. 81, and works by such contemporary composers as Sarah Quartel, Bob Chilcott, Chad McCoy, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Will Todd and Alexandra Denny. 

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Sunday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m. 

Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Chorale Presents

“Tis the Season!”

Robert Istad, conductor

Pacific Chorale

Members of Pacific Symphony

Southern California Children’s Chorus, Lori Loftus, Founding Director

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

600 Town Center Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pacific Chorale’s beloved family-friendly extravaganza “Tis the Season!” adds festive musical cheer and sonic wonder to the holidays with such favorites as Deck the HallWe Three KingsHark! The Herald Angels SingO Come, All Ye FaithfulSilent Night,and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.Also featured are Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas, and Ēriks Ešenvalds’Trinity Te Deum. Plus, Santa Claus himself plans to swing by! 

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