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Hear fascinating stories of the days when "Hazel" was being created. Find out just who was the actual Hazel Wright and about her role in bringing about this great instrument. Hear all about how they acquired the Aeolian-Skinner organ from Philharmonic Hall in New York and even about a special “Hour of Power” which was held in Philharmonic Hall to celebrate receiving this great pipe organ. This episode is filled with lots of memories of the putting together of the Arboretum’s large Ruffatti pipe organ, combining it with the Philharmonic organ and even some pipes from USC. It is wonderful to hear all of this history from the two that made it all happen. It is getting exciting to know that “Hazel” will be back playing in under two years.
The Cathedral Choir sings the English 9:30 Mass each Sunday at Christ Cathedral. They are also a part of Christ Cathedral Concerts. Rehearsals are each Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Audition required. Music reading required.
The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange sings for the major liturgies of the diocese, including the Ordinations, Chrism Mass. They are part of "Christmas at the Cathedral", our annual Christmas Concert. Rehearsals are two Monday's per month, 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Audition required. Music reading required.
Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the Diocesan Children's Choir of Orange was established. Rehearsals will be on average three Saturday's per month. The Choir will sing for the major liturgies of the diocese and one Saturday evening Mass at Christ Cathedral, usually the second Saturday of the month. Audition required. Grades 5 - 9.
The Diocesan Children's Choir of Orange, has a Preparatory Choir, grades 1- 2-3-4-5. It rehearses on average three Saturday's per month. The choir will prepare children for membership in the Diocesan Children's Choir and give them both singing and musical training. They will occasionally join the Diocesan Children's Choir for a liturgy at Christ Cathedral.