Our Large Gallery hosts choir rehearsals, Masses, Funerals, Mass in Chinese, and a million other events throughout the year. Today it received a great gift: a beautiful Kawai Baby Grand Piano from Mrs. Connie Cruz in loving memory of her husband Adolfo R. Cruz. We thank her Music Director Emett Loera who helped bring this beautiful gift to the Christ Cathedral Campus. Our Rector, Fr. Christopher Smith, and our Spanish Music Director. Ricardo Soto, both took it for a spin this afternoon. It is gorgeous!! Our sincere thanks to Mr. Loera and the entire Cruz Family.
Choir Year begins at Christ Cathedral with the "Welcome Back to Choir" Appreciation Dinner!! All of our Choirs: Cathedral English Choir, Cathedral Spanish Choir, Cathedral Vietnamese Choir, 6:30 PM Vietnamese Choir, 6:15 AM Vietnamese Choir, 1 PM Vietnamese Choir, 4 PM Vietnamese Choir, Daily Mass Vietnamese Choir!!! All of us together for prayer, food and fun!!
On Monday and Tuesday, August 27-28, 2018, the Organ Console and Pedalboard hoisted into the Choir Balcony. See all of the events and history of the Hazel Wright Organ.
Concert Organist Todd Wilson, in Concert at Christ Cathedral, Monday, November 12, 2018. 7:30 PM
or as a PODCAST after it airs.
Normand Gouin has served the Church as a pastoral musician and liturgist for over 25 years. An active and accomplished composer, he has been commissioned to write works for cathedrals, churches, and religious communities throughout the country. In 2015, his hymn “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” written in collaboration with Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O. Praem, was selected as the official hymn of the World Meeting of Families, an event that marked Pope Francis’s first official visit to the United States. The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians selected his two works “Canticle of Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer” and “I Will Sing, Forever of Your Mercies, O Lord” in 2016 as the winning entries of their annual propers composition contest. Gouin’s publishers include GIA Publications and MorningStar Music Publishers. He has been a contributing writer for the liturgy and music journal, the GIA Quarterly, as well as a workshop presenter for the National Pastoral Musicians Association. He has served on several diocesan liturgical commissions and has led workshops on liturgy and pastoral music throughout the country. He holds degrees from The Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame. On today’s show we hear how this brilliant musician/composer came to his career and enjoy some of his beautiful music written for the Church. Norm’s music can be purchased at Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Christ Has Become our Paschal Sacrifice. (Communion Antiphon for Easter Sunday). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: May Light Eternal. (Communion Antiphon for Funerals). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Canticle of Jesus Christ. (Entrance Antiphon for Chrism Mass). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: I Will Sing Forever of Your Mercies. (Communion Antiphon for Chrism Mass). Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Up to the Hills. Ps 122. Normand Gouin Morningstar Music
MUSIC: Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom. Official Hymn of the World Meetings of Families. Normand Gouin Morningstar Music