CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUESTS ARE DENISE AND TONY OBORNY

Many thanks to Denise and Tony Oborny for sharing the story of their 3 daughters’ vocation to join the cloistered convent of the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph in Tehachapi, California. They were a powerful witness! To learn more about the Norbertine sisters, go to norbertinesisters.org.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/23/17

EPISODE #15
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS DR. ROBERT ISTAD

Episode 15 September 23, 2017   Dr. Robert Istad, NEW Artistic Director and Conductor for Pacific Chorale, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies, California State University, Fullerton.

Hear all about Pacific Chorale from its new conductor, Dr. Robert Istad, as he takes over the Chorale just in time to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Season. Dr. Istad talks about the group, its singers, and some of the highlights of the past seasons. He also spends a bit of time on his own musical journey and what lead him to Southern California to continue his musical education. As a busy college professor, Dr. Tstad talks about his Cal State Fullerton choirs as well. He is currently the president of the California Choral Directors Association. Finally, Rob explains in detail about the great concerts in the Chorale’s 50th Anniversary season and other concerts they will be singing with the Pacific Symphony, including one in Carnegie Hall! For information on the Pacific Chorale, visit www.pacificchorale.org.

 

MUSIC: A Celestial Map of the Sky Tarik O’Regan (Pacific Chorale’s Composer in Residence)

MUSIC: Herr, unser Herrscher (St. John Passion) Johann Sebastian Bach

MUSIC: Sanctus (Mass) Leonard Bernstein

MUSIC: III. Peace My Heart (Songs of Eternity for Chorus and Orchestra) James Hopkins

EPISODE #20
TRENDING WITH DON & TIMMERIE: 9 BRUTAL REASONS MILLENNIALS REFUSE TO HAVE KIDS

An engaging discussion about millennials on today’s ‘trending.’

Considering that Timmerie falls into that category, you can be sure she has plenty to say about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/22/17

EPISODE#114
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE ISABELLA, VICTORIA AND LOUIE TEJEDA

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes a young lady who is making quite a difference in her community. Isabella Tejeda is a student at Rosary Academy in Fullerton, and she has put together a project for her Girl Scout group to assist with at-risk youth for an organization called Higher Ground Youth & Family Services (based in Anaheim).

Listen to the podcast, and be inspired by this young lady!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/21/17

EPISODE #14
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS MATTHEW GRAY

Episode 14 September 16, 2017   Matthew Gray, Founder and Director of DeAngelis Vocal Ensemble, Director of Music at the Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano, Assistant Director of the Diocesan Choir of Orange.

Enjoy a visit with Matthew Gray, one of Southern California’s busiest Music Directors. Hear especially about his profession ensemble, DeAngelis Vocal Ensemble, as they begin their 13th Season of creating beauty through Choral Music! Hear from Matthew about the founded the organization, his own interesting musical history, and what lead him to create one of the finest musical groups in Southern California. Learn about the amazing concerts coming this season, from a birthday celebration for composer Herbert Howells, their annual Christmas Concert, a festive concert celebrating St. Cecilia with the music of Handel and a partnership with the instrumental group Kontrapunktus, and finally Sacré France featuring the spectacular choral music of French composers. All concerts, except for Sacré France are held in the historic Mission Basilica in San Juan. Sacré France is part of their annual partnership with Christ Cathedral Concerts.   Complete details and to obtain tickets: http://deangelisensemble.org     Enjoy their latest CD: http://deangelisensemble.org/music/

 

MUSIC: Ave Maris Stella Fredrik Sixten (De Angelis Vocal Ensemble)

MUSIC: Ave Maria Robert Parsons   (De Angelis Vocal Ensemble)

MUSIC: In Youth is Pleasure   Herbert Howells

MUSIC: Salve Regina   Alfred Desenclos

MUSIC: O Salutais Hostia   Pierre Villette

EPISODE #36
CATHOLIC SPORTS VIEW: GUESTS INCLUDE STEVE CALHOUN AND PAUL WESTPHAL

Host Bob Gibson interviews coaches and players throughout the various Catholic high schools in Orange County. This week we visit with Steve Calhoun of “Armed and Dangerous,” his training program for athletes (primarily quarterbacks and wide receivers). Next up, Bob checks in with longtime friend and legendary broadcaster for OC prep sports, Paul Westphal.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/16/17

 

CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUEST IS CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM

Many thanks to our guest today, Catherine Cunningham, who shared with us the value of the human + nature connection and its window into God’s creative genius. You can peruse Catherine’s gallery of powerful nature photography at naturesreflectionphotography.com

 

Originally broadcast on 9/16/17

 

EPISODE #13
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUESTS ARE FR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH, DAVID BALL AND LAUREN McCAUL

Episode 13   September 9, 2017   Fr. Christopher Smith, Pastor and Rector of Christ Cathedral; David Ball, Assistant Director and Organist, Christ Cathedral; and Lauren McCaul, Cathedral Music Administrator and Cathedral Cantor.

Hear first hand from the folks at Christ Cathedral about all of the exciting musical happenings. Joining Dr. John Romeri, your host and Cathedral Director of Music Ministries, are the Pastor and Rector, and fellow Musicians in this enormous project of creating a new cathedral parish. An explanation of the Cathedral Choirs, details of the 2nd Season of the Christ Cathedral Concert Series artists, and the many plans for the dedication of this world renowned building as it becomes a Roman Catholic Cathedral.   There are many ways for you to get involved at Christ Cathedral, either as a choir member or even just as an audience member enjoying artists from France, England and right here in Southern California. Tune in and get all of the latest details.

MUSIC: Johann Vexo playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 3, movement 3 on the Choir Organ at Notre Dame. Mr. Vexo will perform at Christ Cathedral on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

MUSIC: O Clap Your Hands sung by Stile Antico. Early Music Ensemble, Stile Antico from London, will perform at Christ Cathedral, Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

MUSIC: Sanctus from the Mass in G, Francis Poulenc This Mass and many other French pieces will be performed by Southern California’s DeAngelis Vocal Ensemble on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8 PM at Christ Cathedral in a program entitled, SACRÉ FRANCE.

MUSIC: Magnificat, John Rutter will be performed at Christmas at the Cathedral, Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM by all of the choirs of Christ Cathedral and orchestra.

For information about the Music Ministry of Christ Cathedral or tickets to Christ Cathedral Concerts visitwww.ChristCathedralMusic.org or Christ Cathedral Music on Facebook.

EPISODE #19
TRENDING WITH DON & TIMMERIE: NASHVILLE STATEMENT

Are you curious about the Nashville Statement that has sparked controversy over religion, family, marriage, homosexuality, transgenderism, and sexuality? Don and Timmerie discuss this, religious liberty, public employees, Catholic school identity, porn, baseball’s Kansas City Royals, Terry Crews, and more.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/8/17

EPISODE#113
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS DR. PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back Dr. Pia DeSolenni, who was recently named Chancellor for the Diocese of Orange.

What exactly is the role of a chancellor, and what is Bishop Vann’s vision for this key position? Tune in and find out what it’s all about.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/7/17