or as a PODCAST after it airs.
Enjoy hearing from this French concert artist, Johann Vexo, as he describes Sacred Music in France as well as the French system of Titular Organists and Choir Organists. Johann will compare the church in France with the church in America, and even who owns the churches and organs in France! Hear him speak about his musical training, his church and university positions, and the many places around the world he has performed as a concert organist. It is a fascinating look into the life of this amazing young artist and a captivating glimpse into the musical scene of another country.
MUSIC: Symphony No. 5 TOCCATA Charles Marie Widor Johann Vexo on the Grand Organ of the Cathedral of Nancy, France
MUSIC: Trio Sonata No. 4 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Vexo on the Choir Organ of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
MUSIC: Prelude and Fugue on the Name of ALAIN Maurice Duruflé Johann Vexo on the Organ of Our Lady of Refuge, Brooklyn NY
MUSIC: 24 Pieces de Fantasie: FEUX FOLLETS Louis Vierne Johann Vexo on the Grand Organ of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
MUSIC: Poémes pour Orgue: Vers L'espérance Thierry Escaich Johann Vexo on the Grand Organ of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
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 2-3-4. 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.