4:47 Bobby McFerrin: The 23rd Psalm (Dedicated to My Mother)

Pacific Chorale
The brilliant jazz, classical, and pop performer, composer, and conductor Bobby McFerrin wrote this moving setting of Psalm 23 as a tribute to his mother Sara (1924-2019). Sara was an accomplished singer, veteran music educator here in Orange County, and longtime Board member of Pacific Chorale. Many of our singers still fondly remember performing this piece in 2001, with Bobby conducting and Sara listening in the audience. We are pleased to offer this labor of love to the memory of a woman who touched so many lives through music.

Pacific Chorale dedicates this virtual performance of “The 23rd Psalm (Dedicated to My Mother)” to all who have suffered illness and loss due to COVID-19.

Production by Arts Laureate, http://artslaureate.com
Conducted by Robert Istad
Performed by Pacific Chorale

The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)
Composed by Bobby McFerrin