As part of the Hazel Wright Organ’s 40th anniversary and restoration celebration, Christ Cathedral’s two organists are releasing newly recorded albums through Gothic Records, a historic label that also recorded Hazel during the Crystal Cathedral era.
David Ball, principal organist and cathedral music ministry director, is releasing his album, “The Hazel Wright Organ,” which includes “Ceremonial Dialogue.” The new work for the 2022 dedication is by American composer Daniel Ficarri. Ball also recorded Robert Hebble’s “Heraldings,” which was written for Hazel’s dedication ceremony in 1982.
Dr. Emma Whitten, associate organist, is releasing “Hazel Is Back!” Her work includes music by Americans and female composers, along with other organ favorites.
Both albums feature duets on Hazel’s two consoles, as well as a virtuosic display of a truly American style of eclectic organ playing. The Gothic Records albums will be available on CD as well as digital download. For more information, visit HazelWrightOrgan.com.
THE 2022 WHITE MASS
The Diocese of Orange invites the entire Orange County health care community to the 2022 White Mass, a unique celebration held in honor of the county’s dedicated medical doctors and health professionals.
The Mass will be celebrated on the Feat Day of St. Luke the Evangelist, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Christ Cathedral.
ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST. COURTESY GRAPHIC
HELP SOMEONE COME HOME TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Is there someone in your life who is Catholic but has been away from the Church and parish life? Invite and bring them to our Welcome Home Returning Catholic series! We will begin on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Room 3 and 4 of the Parish Center at St. Joseph’s in Placentia.
During the seven Thursday evenings in the series, we’ll answers questions about the Church, explain the Mass, introduce attendees to wonderful Catholic media resources and give a general update of our Catholic faith.
Give a gift of reconnection to someone this fall by helping someone experience God’s love and get reconnected to their Catholic faith. What could be better?
Contact Carol Koppenheffer at 714-528-1487 or [email protected] for more information or to let us know you are coming!
STAINED GLASS WINDOW FEATURING ST. JOSEPH AT ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, PLACENTIA. PHOTO BY SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE