Men of the Pacific Chorale
PACIFIC CHORALE has delighted national and international audiences with concerts of great choral music performed at the highest musical standards since 1968. Under the artistic leadership of John Alexander, Pacific Chorale produces a series of concerts each year at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where it serves as the sole resident choir. Comprised of 160 professional and volunteer singers, Pacific Chorale also provides choral forces for both local and visiting orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Orange County's Pacific Symphony, 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 Symphony, the Estonian National Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina. The seventh largest-budgeted chorus in the United States, Pacific Chorale 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, Pacific Chorale received the 2005 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Alice Parker Award for adventurous programming.