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Pacific Chorale

Director: John Alexander

 Pacific Chorale

Mixed Choral Chorus from CA, United States.

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 the Orange County Performing Arts Center 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.

Pacific Chorale is comprised of 160 professional and volunteer singers. In addition to its long-standing partnership with Pacific Symphony, the Chorale has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Disney Hall on numerous occasions. Other noted collaborations include the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Long Beach, Pasadena, Riverside and San Diego symphonies. John Alexander and the Chorale have toured extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, performing in London, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hong Kong, and collaborating with the London Symphony, L'Orchestre Lamoureux 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, the seventh largest-budgeted chorus in the United States, has received numerous awards, including Chorus America's prestigious "Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence" and the first national "Educational Outreach Award." Most recently, the Chorale received the 2005 ASCAP Chorus America Alice Parker Award for adventurous programming. Pacific Chorale appears in an average of 30 performances annually, which are heard by nearly 40,000 audience members.

Discography

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Pacific Chorale : Christmas Time Is Here

Review: Pacific Chorale is one of America's great choirs. Internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential education programs. This is a treasured collection of some of Pacific Chorale's most requested Christmas gems. Classic seasonal pieces are heard alongside all-time favorite carols. 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.

Songlist: A Carol Fantasy , Angels We Have Heard On High, The First Noel , Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Once In Royal David's City, Jesus Christ The Apple Tree, Ave Maria, The Lamb , I Wonder As I Wander , Sing We Now Of Christmas , Carol Of The Drum , Three Little Carols , Carol Of The Bells , Here We Come A-Caroling, Jingle Bells , HAve Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night , A New Year Carol , Christmas Time Is Here

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8403c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella Mixed Choir Christmas CDs


Pacific Chorale : Nocturne : 00  1 CD : John Alexander : 

Pacific Chorale : Nocturne

Review: This CD features a cappella works of American composers, including two pieces from luminary contemporary composer Eric Whitacre, a commission written for the Pacific Chorale by Frank Ticheli, and selections by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander.

Songlist: There Will be Rest, Nocturne, The Cloths of Heaven, To Be Sung on the Water, Water Night, Cloudburst, Mass: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, This Time of Kites:, -I. Prelude, -II. The Day Burns Bright, -III. Epilogue

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8746c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


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