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 11: AMPLIFY Female Composers – Virtual Stations of the Cross

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, acclaimed organists and church musicians Janet Yieh and Carolyn Craig collaborated in founding Amplify Female Composers - a project dedicated to promoting music written by female composers. As a preview for their spring 2021 offering - a virtual Stations of the Cross featuring organists playing solemn meditations - Janet and Carolyn join host David Ball to introduce our listeners to this important project highlighting some beautiful tracks both from their 2020 Virtual Advent Calendar and the upcoming Stations of the Cross featuring performances by church musicians and choirs across the United States, England,…

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Episode 10: Voices in a Quiet

Inspired by Instagram photos of Christ Cathedral, hauntingly beautiful, emptied because of the pandemic, Alan Terricciano (featured in Episode 9) composed Voices in a Quiet Cathedral for solo organ. With Alan as our guide, words from the mind of the composer himself accompany our journey through this new work hearing the background story behind each moment of this stunningly serene music performed by our host David Ball on the gorgeous Walker Technical Organ at Christ Cathedral. Also featuring Enceladus recorded in the legendary, spatial acoustic of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Lincoln Center, NYC.

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Episode 9: The Music of Alan Terricciano, Composer and Professor of Dance at UCI

Every music lover wishes they could go back in time and ask the great composers like Bach, Mozart, or Beethoven what inspired their music and the stories behind every piece. Today, we are lucky enough to ask exactly those questions of a living composer, Alan Terricciano, Composer and Professor of Dance at University of California - Irvine. Listen to the composer himself not only introduce and describe his own music, but also improvise music off-the-cuff at the piano. Discover the vast, emotional gamut of local composer Alan Terricciano’s music - from the playfulness of a hoedown for solo violin, to…

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