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Pacific Chorale Names Rhett M. Del Campo President and CEO

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Rhett M. Del Campo. Photo courtesy of Pacific Chorale
Del Campo, Accomplished Arts Executive and Life-Long Musician, Assumes Post on May 1, 2024

Pacific Chorale Board Chair Craig Springer today announces that the Board of Directors has named veteran arts leader Rhett M. Del Campo President and CEO of the GRAMMY®-winning ensemble. Del Campo, who assumes the post on May 1, 2024, has notable leadership expertise in the choral field, including a nine-year tenure helming the GRAMMY®-nominated professional vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and, most recently, serving as the first executive director of iSing Silicon Valley. Prior to moving into arts administration, Del Campo was a professional percussionist, performing with the Chicago, Kansas City, and Detroit symphonies, among others, and serving as Principal Percussionist with the Royal Swedish Opera and Ballet.


“I am pleased to welcome Rhett Del Campo to the GRAMMY®-winning Pacific Chorale as the institution’s new President and CEO,” says Pacific Chorale Board Chair Craig Springer. “His many accomplishments in the professional choral industry reflect his strong leadership skills, keen strategic insights, and deep musical knowledge. The Board of Directors is unanimous in the belief that Rhett is the ideal choice to effectively lead our organization, dramatically expand its reach and reputation in Orange County, and provide ever more opportunities for audiences to experience the joy and wonder of choral music.”


The Chorale’s Artistic Director, Rob Istad adds, “I am thrilled to welcome Rhett to the Pacific Chorale family. The outstanding achievements during his leadership of Seraphic Fire and iSing Silicon Valley attest to Rhett’s passion for choral artistry at the highest level and enthusiasm for educational community programs of substance. I have been inspired by Rhett’s work for many years. He and I share a bold vision for Pacific Chorale’s expansion into our community and our potential for broader international impact, and I look forward to working with him to propel Pacific Chorale to an innovative, responsive, and exciting future.”


Del Campo states, “Pacific Chorale is an organization I’ve long admired and respected. I feel quite honored at the opportunity to join an organization with such a rich history and build upon its exceptionally strong foundation. I am deeply committed to working with Rob Istad, the Board, and the entire team to ensure Rob’s artistic vision continues to flourish, while further building audiences for the choir, increasing vital philanthropic support, and expanding the organization’s educational footprint across Orange County. I am also drawn to Pacific Chorale because of its unique position in the greater Orange County arts community, including its home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and strong partnership with the Pacific Symphony. I am eager to get to work and excited to meet all the wonderful artists and supporters who are the heart and soul of Pacific Chorale.”


The GRAMMY® Award-winning Pacific Chorale, resident chorus at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, presents its own concert series each season and frequently collaborates with world class ensembles such as Pacific Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The choir, hailed for its “uplifting tones” (NBC4) and “beautifully balanced programming” (KTLA), has “racked up national acclaim” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

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