Pacific Chorale to Showcase World Premiere in ‘Cathedral of Sound’ Concert

By David Salazar

Music Director Carl St. Clair will lead the Pacific Symphony & Pacific Chorale in “Cathedral of Sound” on June 15 – 17, 2023 as part of the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series.

The program will feature Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere mei, Deus,” Richard Strauss‘  “Death and Transfiguration,” and the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s “Fiat Lux,” featuring soprano Elissa Johnston, baritone Christopher Maltman, and the Pacific Chorale.

“Fiat Lux” is a 30-minute work inspired by a poem by Dana Gioia, incorporating Latin texts.

“It is with utmost anticipation that I look forward to conducting the premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s “Fiat Lux,” when we will all experience not only his beautiful score, but the voices of the Pacific Chorale and the glorious sounds of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ. Performing this incredible music for the grand finale of the 2022-23 season will be a joyous occasion, one not to be missed,” said St. Clair in an official press statement.

There will be an additional performance of “Fiat Lux” at Garden Grove on June 20, 2023.