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EPISODE #31
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 150

Episode No. 31: Ralph Vaughan Williams 150

This year, 2022, marks the 150th year since the birth of famed composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was born in the town of Down Ampney, England in 1872. This episode celebrates his British legacy in both classical and church music. We listen to his distinctively British compositions – hymns, choral works, orchestral works – all beautiful and reflective of England’s rich choral and musical traditions. Join us for a wonderful and meditative hour of gorgeous music.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/29/22

EPISODE #30
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CLASSIC PERFORMANCES ON THE HAZEL WRIGHT ORGAN

Episode No. 30: Classic Performances on the Hazel Wright Organ

HAZEL IS BACK! Cathedral Organist David Ball shares his personal favorite recordings of the Hazel Wright Organ from Hour of Power archives from the Crystal Cathedral era. Listen to performances of organ legends –  including Fred Swann, Madame Duruflé, Mark Thallander, and of course, Virgil Fox who designed the organ – from their appearances on the Hour of Power. Broadcast originally to millions of viewers and now available on Youtube, these historic performances inspired generations of worshipers, classical music enthusiasts, and organists. Find out more at https://www.christcathedralmusic.org and find out how to experience the newly-restored Hazel Wright Organ in-person at the Year of Hazel dedication events or wherever you listen to music on two new albums released on Gothic Records available online for streaming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/24/22

EPISODE #29
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CHILDREN’S CHOIR CAMP

Episode No. 29: Children’s Choir Camp

On this very special podcast of Sounds from the Sanctuary, you will hear the sounds of the closing mass celebration that was the culmination of Christ Cathedral’s Children’s Choir Camp for the Summer of 2022! Listen to special messages from Fr. Christopher Smith; and, enjoy some beautiful sacred music performed largely from our “choir camp kids!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/6/22

EPISODE #28
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: BLESSING OF THE RESTORED HAZEL WRIGHT ORGAN

Episode No. 28: Blessing of the Restored Hazel Wright Organ

In this episode of Sounds from the Sanctuary, host David Ball (Cathedral Organist and Music Ministry Director) visits with Dr. Emma Whitten (Associate Organist @ Christ Cathedral) and Kevin Cartwright (Curator for the Hazel Wright Organ). They talk about an evening for the ages that took place in late June inside Christ Cathedral. It was the official blessing of the restored Hazel Wright Organ. In fact, Pope Francis himself issued a special ‘Papal Blessing” in the form of a note to Bishop Kevin Vann. It was read aloud to all in the congregation that evening.

The balance of the show will feature some words and organ playing of one Josep Sole Coll. Josep is the Principal Organist of the Papal Basilica of St. Peter’s in the Vatican and Organist for Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

Enjoy and SHARE this amazing podcast!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/9/22

EPISODE #27
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: KEVIN CARTWRIGHT, CURATOR FOR THE HAZEL WRIGHT ORGAN

Episode No. 27: A visit with Kevin Cartwright, Curator for the Hazel Wright Organ

 

In this episode of Sounds from the Sanctuary, get to know Kevin Cartwright, the hardworking Curator for the famed Hazel Wright Organ. Mr. Cartwright, freshly out of breath from finishing tuning all 17,000+ pipes of Hazel, the 5th-largest organ in the world, tells us his story. He talks about his beginnings in Southern Alabama; and, working with the famed Manuel Rosales on some incredible organs. He currently oversees the day to day maintenance of Christ Cathedral’s world-famous instrument, along with other projects including preserving the historic Griffith Park Carousel in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/11/22

EPISODE #26
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: SPRING 2022 UPDATE ON THE HAZEL WRIGHT ORGAN

Episode No. 26: Spring 2022 Update on the Hazel Wright Organ

 

For this episode of Sounds from the Sanctuary, host David Ball shares snippets of a recent conversation he had with the host of the OC Catholic Radio Show, Rick Howick. The topic of conversation? What is happening with the Hazel Wright Organ within the walls of Christ Cathedral? Here in the Spring of 2022, it’s time for an update! Tune in, so you can be in the know!

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/26/22

EPISODE #25
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH

Episode No. 25: Let There Be Peace on Earth

For this episode of Sounds from the Sanctuary, let us all take time from our daily routines to reflect and pray for world peace. All of the music you hear today are prayers for peace in the world including the timeless Prayer of St. Francis, the Dona Nobis Pacem of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the eternal symphonic cry for peace in the world – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Prayer of St. Francis – Sebatian Temple

Peace Prayer of St. Francis – Peter Latona

RVW Dona Nobis Pacem – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Chorus Robert Shaw

Paul Halley Ubi Caritas – Paul Halley

Peace Like a River Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra Mack Wilberg

Let There Be Peace on Earth – Barbara Berner St. Louis Children’s Choirs

Beethoven 9, last movement, Bernstein in Berlin

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/5/22

EPISODE #24
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: ALL ABOARD, NPM! (NATIONAL PASTORAL MUSICIANS)

Episode No. 24: All Aboard, NPM!

The organization for Catholic liturgical musicians, National Pastoral Musicians aka NPM, is coming to Southern California with new chapters up and down the coast – including right here in Orange County. Hear from local parish and Cathedral musicians about what NPM means to them; and, what resources are out there for any of our listeners interested in Sacred music. Our host David Ball, Christ Cathedral Organist and Head of Music Ministry, leads exciting conversation about NPM with Lauren McCaul, Christ Cathedral Music Administrator and NPM Region 11 Representative; Mr. Joe Bazyouros, Director of Music at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and Forum Chairperson for NPM Membership; and Anna Betancourt, Director of Music at St. Angela Merici in Brea, OC, formerly Director of Hispanic Music at the LA Cathedral and National NPM Board member.

Learn more at: NPM.org

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/29/22

EPISODE #20
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE CHURCH MUSIC OF AUTUMN

Episode No. 20: The Church Music of Autumn

Fall is a beautiful season – the beginning of the academic and choral year, the changing of the leaves, the cooling of the weather. In the church, there are many important liturgical moments that are celebrated in October, and in today’s episode we listen to some of the gorgeous music that accompanies these liturgies including the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, the White Mass for the medical profession, and the Red Mass calling on the Holy Spirit upon our lawmakers.

EPISODE #19
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: GUEST IS MICHAEL BOWER, CATHEDRAL ORGANIST

Episode No. 19: Michael Bower, Cathedral Organist

Legendary Cathedral Organist Michael Bower joins David Ball as a grand finale to the first season of Sounds from the Sanctuary. Get an inside look at the life of Catholic Cathedral musicians – what inspires them, how the pandemic has affected musicians coast to coast, and what is inspiring both of these Cathedral Musicians as music programs emerge from the pandemic. In this episode, hear about Cathedrals from coast to coast – from our own Christ Cathedral to the Cathedral of St. Agnes in Long Island, New York where Michael Bower has been the director of music and organist running one of the most vibrant music programs in the Catholic world.