2017 - 2018         Second Season 

Christ Cathedral Concerts’ mission is to present affordable performances on the Christ Cathedral Campus featuring world-class musicians and the finest repertoire of sacred and classical music for the cultural enrichment, education and enjoyment of Orange County, the entire Southern California region and visitors from around the world.

 Christ Cathedral Concerts is made possible by a generous gift from Drs. Thomas and Cynthia Coad. and Christopher T. Coad, MD FACS and Kevin T. Kowalski.
Their support begins our journey forward to build a Center of Music and Culture at Christ Cathedral.

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The Artists of the 2017 - 2018 Season
Season Brochure
Organist Johann Vexo
Stile Antico

Christmas at the Cathedral
The Organists of Christ Cathedral

De Angelis Vocal Ensemble



                                           Johann Vexo

                                          Johann Vexo


Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France



October 9, 2017
7:30 PM

French Organist, Johann Vexo, has performed extensively in Europe, The US, Canada, and Russia.  He is the organist for both the choir organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the great organ of the Cathedral of Nancy.

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Choral No. 2 in B minor
César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Allegro vivace (from Symphonie No. 5)
Charles-Marie WIDOR (1844-1937)
Lied (from Douze pièces)
Gaston LITAIZE (1909-1991)
Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7 Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902-1986)

                                          Stile Antico

                                         Stile Antico


Early Music Ensemble from London


October 27, 2017

7:30 PM

Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of music from the Renaissance.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance”   Steve Smith, New York Times

Perhaps the most ravishing sound I heard this year.    Alex Ross, The New Yorker

William Byrd Vigilate
Robert Ramsey Sleep fleshly birth
Orlando Gibbons O clap your hands together
Cristóbal de Morales Jubilate Deo
Tomás Luis de Victoria O vos omnes
John McCabe Woefully Arrayed


Thomas Tallis Gloria (Puer Natus Est mass)
Sebastián de Vivanco Veni Dilecte mi
Jacobus Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi
William Byrd Ecce virgo concipiet
Thomas Tallis In Pace
Huw Watkins The Phoenix and the Turtle
Thomas Tomkins O Praise the Lord

            Diocesan Choir of Orange

           Diocesan Choir of Orange



December 15, 2017
7:30 PM

 Featuring Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez

Featuring Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez

The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange, The Diocesan Children's Choir, and the Christ Cathedral Choir will help usher in the blessed season of Christmas with splendid carols, both new and old.   The Concert will feature Guest Tenor, Cesar Sanchez.  They will be accompanied by the arboretum's 82 rank Aeolian Skinner Organ and the Cathedral Orchestra.    It will be a spectacular event which is sure be become an annual tradition of your holiday celebrations.  Get your tickets early.  Last year was sold out!!



February 2, 2018
7:30 PM

Concert Program

Christ Cathedral is blessed with two of the greatest organs on the planet, the Hazel Wright Organ in the Cathedral itself and the Fred Swann Organ in the Arboretum.  As we anticipate the re-installation of “Hazel”, we revel in the beauty of the 82-rank Aeolian-Skinner Organ affectionately known as “Fred” in honor of Crystal Cathedral organist, Fred Swann, responsible for its installation.  Christ Cathedral is also blessed with several fine Organists:  Music Director Dr. John Romeri and Principle Organist, David L. Ball.  Also on this program our “Guest” Organists Fr. Christopher Smith, Pastor and Rector of Christ Cathedral, and Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange!  This is an evening you just won’t want to miss!!


Sinfonia from Cantata 29  
   Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750)
Fountain Reverie        
   Percy FLETCHER (1879 – 1932)
Offertory on For the Beauty of the Earth    
   Sam ELLSON (1925 – 2012)
Prelude on The Lord is My Shepherd     
   Joseph GELINEAU, S. J.
Fantasy on Praise to the Lord    
   Sam ELLSON (1925 – 2012)
Improvisation on Immaculate Mary  
   Kevin Vann
Poème Héroïque, Op. 33      
   Marcel DUPRÉ (1886 – 1971)
Trois Pièces    
   Nadia BOULANGER  (1887 – 1979)
Prélude  *   Petit Canon  *   Improvisation
Organ Sonata No.8, Op.91    
   Alexandre GUILMANT (1837 – 1911)
Andante Sostenuto   *   Scherzo
Sonata for Violin and Organ, BWV 1015  
   Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750)
   Vittorio MONTI (1868 – 1922)
Dancing Pipes    
   Jonathan DOVE (b. 1959)
Variations on an Easter Theme    
   John RUTTER (b. 1945) 

                             De Angelis Vocal Ensemble

                            De Angelis Vocal Ensemble


April 20, 2018
7:30 PM

Enjoy one of Southern California’s finest vocal ensembles as they transport you to the glories of France in a program entitled SACRÉ FRANCE!  The evening will contain works by Duruflé, Peeters, Desenclos, and the music of Francis Poulenc, including the stunningly beautiful Mass in G Major.


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