Jul 20 Sat

Cathedrals of Sound

Thursday Thru Saturday
June 15 - 17 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
June 15, 2023, 8:00 pm
June 16, 2023, 8:00 pm
June 17, 2023, 8:00 pm

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A program spanning five centuries and celebrating the spirit. The mystical Miserere by the Renaissance composer Gregorio Allegri was so popular the Vatican forbade it to be published (though a teenage Mozart secretly transcribed it, having heard it just twice). Pacific Chorale director Robert Istad conducts the Miserere, then Carl St.Clair leads Richard Strauss’ transcendent tone poem followed by the world premiere of Fiat Lux by Scotland’s Sir James MacMillan, whose moving music draws on his faith and heritage.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Concert Preview Talk at 7 p.m.
Host Alan Chapman will be interviewing Robert Istad (7-7:15 p.m.) and Sir James MacMillan (7:15-7:30 p.m.).

Read the composer's notes for Fiat Lux.

Sir James MacMillan's Fiat Lux will also be performed at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove at 8 p.m. on June 20 in a program titled Pacific Symphony & Pacific Chorale in Concert with Paul Jacobs.
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Download Program Notes

This concert is sponsored by:

Elissa Johnston, Soprano
David Ball, Organ

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Robert Istad, conductor
Pacific Chorale
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
James MacMillan: Fiat Lux
(World Premiere)
I - In the Beginning
II - Chorus
III - Litany of Light
IV - Light of the World
V - Hymn: Cathedral of Light
Elissa Johnston
Christopher Maltman
David Ball, organ
Pacific Chorale

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