Aundi Marie Moore, Liv Redpath, and Dashon Burton Headline Pacific Chorale 2021-22 Season

By Chris Ruel
Photo credit: Dashon Burton/Tatiana Daubek

Pacific Chorale announced its 2021-22 season, which will spotlight contemporary composers as the Chorale returns to live, indoor performances. The 54th season, led by Artistic Director Robert Istad, will feature two world premieres, two West Coast premieres, and a lineup of celebrated guest artists.

Here’s what is in store for audiences.

The season kicks off with the world premiere of Tarik O’Reagan’s “The Stillness Chained,” in a performance also featuring Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers (All Night Vigil),” Op. 37, the West Coast premiere of Damien Geter’s “Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow,” and Hyo-Won Woo’s, “Me-Na-Ri (Space Music).” The concert will feature soprano Aundi Marie Moore, cellist Warren Hagerty, and percussionist Sangyoun Park.

Performance Date: Oct. 30, 2021

“Carols by Candlelight” celebrates the season with a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary.

Performance Dates: Dec. 4 & Dec. 8, 2021

Continuing the holiday celebration, the Chorale will present a family-friendly evening of beloved seasonal favorites, along with a visit from Santa himself.

Performance Dates: Dec. 19 & Dec. 20, 2021

In 2022, the Chorale will present “Songs of the Soul” spotlighting works by Paul Fowler, “Calling,” Edie Hill, “We Bloomed in Spring,” Galina Grigorjeva, “On Leaving,” Caroline Shaw, “and the swallow,” Dale Trumbore Martin “Spiritus Mundi” and “Mass for Double Choir.”

Performance Date: March 19, 2022

The season wraps with the world premiere of a new fanfare by Tarik O’Reagan along with Caroline Shaw’s “Music in Common Time,” Frank Ticheli’s “Until Forever Fades Away,” (West Coast premiere), Jake Runestad’s “Proud Music of the Storm,” and Vaughn Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem.” The concert will feature soloists, soprano Liv Redpath and Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Performance Date: May 7, 2022