Pacific Chorale will perform a free public concert August 12

More than 300 Southern California singers, including members of Pacific Chorale, are scheduled to perform in Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival in a free public concert onstage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, August 12. The annual event, presented in collaboration with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, draws singers from cities throughout the United States for a weekend of intensive rehearsals culminating in this community performance. 

“Pacific Chorale has been presenting the Choral Festival for eleven years now,” said Molly Buzick Pontin, managing director. “This event has become a highlight of the year for the choral community, and available spaces for singers in the Festival Chorus regularly fill within the first few hours of registration. We love bringing our community together every summer, both as performers and audience members, for this celebration of song.”

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More than 300 singers will perform in Pacific Chorale’s free concert

Robert Istad, now entering his second year as the Chorale’s Artistic Director, will conduct the program of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The highly regarded organist Jung-A Lee will accompany at the William J Gillespie Concert Organ. The concert also features four accomplished soloists from Pacific Chorale.

Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival begins at 5 p.m. on August 12 at the Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, in Costa Mesa.

Pacific Chorale’s Festival Chorus includes Jung-A Lee, organist, Maria Cristina Navarro, soprano, I-Chin Lee, mezzo-soprano, Nicholas Preston, tenor, Ryan Antal, baritone, and Robert Istad, conductor.

The program will be music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Excerpt from Fantasia in F minor for Organ, K. 608, Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339, “Alleluia” from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, Ave verum corpus, K. 618 

The concert is free to the public. General admission tickets are available through Segerstrom Center for the Arts at and (714) 556-2787. Ticket holders are guaranteed admission until 4:50 p.m., after which time any available seating will be made available to stand-by patrons.