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Pacific Chorale’sFamily-Friendly “Tis the Season!”Decks the Hall with Joyous
Carols and Seasonal Favorites Plus a Visit from Santa
Sunday, December 17, 2023, 5:00 pm | Monday, December 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Pacific Chorale adds joyous musical luster to the holidays with “Tis the Season!” on Sunday, December 17, 5:00 pm, and Monday, December 18, 2023, 7:30 pm, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The delightful family program – one of Orange County’s beloved Yuletide traditions – features cherished carols and seasonal gems sung to glorious perfection by the Grammy-winning chorus, under the baton of Artistic Director Robert Istad. Joining the choir for the festivities are Southern California Children’s Chorus, led by founder Lori Loftus, members of Pacific Symphony, and The Man in Red, Santa Claus!
The musical chestnuts include Deck the Hall, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights), and Wishing You a Merry Christmas. Istad also conducts Paul Langford’s timeless arrangement of Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano; Go, Tell It on the Mountain arranged by Ryan Murphy; Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria; John Williams’ Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Vince Guaraldi’s Christmas Time Is Here arranged by John Alexander; and much more.
“‘Tis the Season!’ balances all things holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and classical music with a dash of silliness, and some new joyous tunes from the R&B and funk traditions,” says Istad. “It’s great fun for everyone! And a perfect way to celebrate the holidays.”
Pacific Chorale’s 2023-24 Season is made possible by generous support from Platinum Season Sponsor Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is located at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For information and tickets to “Tis the Season!” ($30-$194), visit www.pacificchorale.org or call 714-662-2345.
Pacific Chorale Presents Tis the Season!
Robert Istad, conductor
Southern California Children’s Chorus, Lori Loftus, founding director
Members of Pacific Symphony
The Man in Red, Santa!
Sunday, December 17, 2023, 5:00 pm
Monday, December 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A Carol Fantasy - John Alexander
Sing-Along: Sing the Carols of Christmas - arr. Gary Fry
Gaude et Laetere - Cecilia McDowall
Go, Tell It on the Mountain - arr. Ryan Murphy
Ave Maria - Franz Biebl
Mid-Winter - Bob Chilcott
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Gloria Shain, orch. Riley
Joy! - arr. Gary Fry
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas - John Williams
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano, arr. Paul Langford
The Christmas Waltz - Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn/ arr. Teena Chinn, Brass arr. Marc Riley
Sleigh Ride - arr. Leroy Anderson/Lawrence Goldberg
Deck the Hall - arr. John Rutter
Rudolf on the Housetop - arr. Kirby Shaw
Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi, arr. John Alexander
This Christmas - Donnie Hathaway & Nadine McKinnor, arr. Roger Emerson
The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights) - Steve Young & Stephen Schwartz/arr. Ryan Nowlin
Silent Night - arr. Dan Forrest
Wishing You a Merry Christmas - arr. Gary Fry
TICKETS/INFORMATION: single tickets are $30-$194
Artists, dates, programs and venues subject to change