Episode 15 Dr. Robert Istad

Episode 15 Dr. Robert Istad

Dr. Robert Istad, NEW Artistic Director and Conductor for Pacific Chorale, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies, California State University, Fullerton

Hear all about Pacific Chorale from its new conductor, Dr. Robert Istad, as he takes over the Chorale just in time to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Season.  Dr. Istad talks about the group, its singers, and some of the highlights of the past seasons. He also spends a bit of time on his own musical journey and what lead him to Southern California to continue his musical education.  As a busy college professor, Dr. Tstad talks about his Cal State Fullerton choirs as well.  He is currently the president of the California Choral Directors Association.  Finally, Rob explains in detail about the great concerts in the Chorale’s 50th Anniversary season and other concerts they will be singing with the Pacific Symphony, including one in Carnegie Hall!  For information on the Pacific Chorale, visit www.pacificchorale.org.

MUSIC: A Celestial Map of the Sky  Tarik O’Regan  (Pacific Chorale’s Composer in Residence)
MUSIC: Herr, unser Herrscher (St. John Passion)  Johann Sebastian Bach
MUSIC: Sanctus (Mass) Leonard Bernstein
MUSIC: III. Peace My Heart (Songs of Eternity for Chorus and Orchestra) James Hopkins