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EPISODE #24
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: ALL ABOARD, NPM! (NATIONAL PASTORAL MUSICIANS)

Episode No. 24: All Aboard, NPM!

The organization for Catholic liturgical musicians, National Pastoral Musicians aka NPM, is coming to Southern California with new chapters up and down the coast – including right here in Orange County. Hear from local parish and Cathedral musicians about what NPM means to them; and, what resources are out there for any of our listeners interested in Sacred music. Our host David Ball, Christ Cathedral Organist and Head of Music Ministry, leads exciting conversation about NPM with Lauren McCaul, Christ Cathedral Music Administrator and NPM Region 11 Representative; Mr. Joe Bazyouros, Director of Music at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and Forum Chairperson for NPM Membership; and Anna Betancourt, Director of Music at St. Angela Merici in Brea, OC, formerly Director of Hispanic Music at the LA Cathedral and National NPM Board member.

Learn more at: NPM.org

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/29/22

EPISODE#172
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE HUSBAND & WIFE MUSICIANS ‘HOPE AND JUSTIN’

Each week, we bring you compelling conversation with church leaders and laity. Today, Rick welcomes a pair of guests who will share their compelling story.

Hope and Justin Schneir met while attending Steubenville University in Ohio. Music is what brought them together; and, today they are professional musicians with many credits to their name.

They reside in southern California with their growing family.  

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/18/19

 

LOCAL MUSICIANS TO PERFORM WORLD’S FAVORITE MUSIC ON MAY 1

The Orange County Wind Ensemble and the Marian Alliance Band perform a May 1 concert featuring some of the world’s most favorite music. Dr. Romeri will be a guest conductor.

The wind ensemble’s members are semi-professional adult musicians from throughout the county. The Marian Alliance Band is comprised of musicians from three Diocesan schools in the heart of Santa Ana: St. Anne’s, St. Joseph and the School of Our Lady.

The 4 p.m. will take place in the Freed Theater in the Cultural Center. It will feature favorite music from all over the world, from the George Gershwin classic “An American in Paris” to an exciting new work from the music director of the Diocese of Granada, composer Angel Lopez Carreno.

Three vocal soloists will offer songs ranging from Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” to the joyous Louis Armstrong hit, “What A Wonderful World.”

After ensemble conductor Dr. William Nicholls of St. Timothy Church in Laguna Niguel conducts the popular “Variations on a Korean Folk Song,” virtuoso trumpet soloist Tim Shevlin of St. Justin Martyr parish in Anaheim will perform “Grand Russian Fantasia.”

In 2001, Shevlin joined Andy Palomino of Our Lady of the Pilar parish in Santa Ana and Artinger of St. Vincent De Paul parish in Huntington Beach in performing for Pope St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square.

The trio will reprise composer Frank Tichelli’s version of “Amazing Grace” at the May 1 event, followed by a rousing rendition of “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”

Tickets are $10; call the Cathedral ticket office at (714) 883-7987 for more information.