Sounds From The Sanctuary

Christ Cathedral’s Music Radio Show and Podcast

Sounds from the Sanctuary, hosted by Cathedral Organist and Acting Head of Music Ministry David Ball, brings you the best in Sacred, Classical, and Organ music from Christ Cathedral (formerly the Crystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove, California. Produced by Mr. Jim Governale “Jimmy G” from the studios high atop the Tower of Hope.


Latest Episodes

Episode 17: Rebecca Ehren Yale Organ Student

The American Guild of Organists has declared this year as the “Year of the Young Organist”. Every musician has their own story of finding music and discovering their artistic and career path. In this episode, hear the ongoing story of one young organist, Rebecca Ehren, 29 (the same age as our host, David Ball) – from her beginnings in Canada, her academic degrees, and lately to her studies at the famed Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music.

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Episode 16: Norberto Guinaldo, Local Composer and Organist

Argentinian-born Norberto Guinaldo is one of the most recognized composers, organists, and church musicians in the world and has resided here in Orange County for over 50 years. Listen to some of his amazing compositions, one even dedicated to our host David Ball, and hear all about the journeys around the world of this incredible musician – from his origins in Buenos Aires, his studies in Paris, and his long career as a church musician in Southern California. Norberto’s works for organ are a beautiful mix of styles influenced by this man’s incredible life experiences – the folk tunes of…

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Episode 15: An Episode for Springtime

Springtime is a time of celebration – the end of the Academic year, the choral year, graduations, and a whole variety of important Solemnities including Pentecost, the “birthday” of the Church. In this Episode we listen to the music of Spring – from the Classical hits to the ancient chants of the church to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance played by Paul Jacobs, the beloved tune heard all around the world at graduation ceremonies. Enjoy the refreshing and renewing music of the springtime!

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