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Special Events

Pacific Chorale Academy

Winner of Chorus America's 2015 Education and Community Engagement Award!

Pacific Chorale Academy is based on Venezuela’s “El Sistema,” which envisions music as a vehicle for transforming communities. The program is offered at no charge to students in grades 4-6 at Rea, Pomona, and Mariners Elementary, in partnership with Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The curriculum includes training in vocal technique, ensemble singing and musicianship, and emphasizes teamwork, persistence, and responsibility.

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+  Sep 28th, 2015 - 12:00 pm | More Details


Vivace is a social-oriented support group designed to allow music lovers the opportunity to engage in our art form by attending some concerts and interacting socially with the Pacific Chorale family in a fun, casual environment. Come and join us for concerts, cocktails, and conversations!
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+  Oct 22nd, 2015 - 5:00 pm | More Details

Young Composers Competition

Pacific Chorale invites American composers under the age of 35 to submit unperformed choral works for consideration in our 2016-2017 Young Composers Competition. Submissions should be 3-6 minutes in length, for mixed voices, divisi up to SSAATTBB, a cappella or with accompaniment for piano, on text(s) by American poets.

The winner will receive:

  • An $800 prize
  • A public performance of your composition by Pacific Chorale's John Alexander Singers
  • A recording of the public performance

To be considered for the competition, all submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2016. Only choral works will be considered.

The winning composition will be premiered during the John Alexander Singers' American Voices concert on April 8, 2017.

Click here for complete application instructions.

Previous winners of Pacific Chorale's Young Composers Competition include:

  • Michael Eglin: Barter
  • Zachary Wadsworth: Fantasy on a Theme of William Billings
  • Joseph Gregorio: Love, thricewise
  • John Orfe: Fire!
  • Michael Rickelton: Pentecost

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+  Oct 15th, 2016 - 11:59 pm | More Details

Chairman's Dinner

Pacific Chorale’s Chairman of the Board hosts this annual event preceding the closing concert of Pacific Chorale’s 2016-2017 Season, A Sea Symphony. This enjoyable evening is shared by Pacific Chorale Board members, supporters, and friends at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa, just a short walk from Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

This year's Dinner, titled "Songs of the Sea," will honor arts patrons John and Elizabeth Stahr with Pacific Chorale's "Entrepreneur in the Arts Award." Past event honorees have included local leaders in the arts such as Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair, retired executive director of Philharmonic Society of Orange County Dean Corey, Mary Lyons, Janice and Roger Johnson, Mart Hubbard, Vina Williams, Warren Coy, and Floss Schumacher for their outstanding level of commitment to the arts in Orange County.

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+  May 13th, 2017 - 5:00 pm | More Details
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Choral Camp

Get ahead this summer and join Pacific Chorale's Choral Camp. High school students spend 5 days with a high-energy group of their peers who love to sing, learning from professionals who know how to develop stronger musicians. In association with California State University Fullerton.

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+  Jul 31st, 2017 - 9:00 am | More Details
Buy Now | Singer Payment - $275.00