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.


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Episode No. 13: A Choral Scholar’s Covid Easter

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Triduum and Easter services at Christ Cathedral signaled hope for the future with the brief return of choral music from a small but mighty Cathedral Schola of seven singers. Each of them were spaced over 25 feet apart in the choir loft conducted by our Host, David Ball, Cathedral Organist and Acting Head of Music Ministry. For experienced church musicians like David and one of today’s guests Lauren McCaul, Cathedral Music Administrator and Soprano in the Schola, this year’s Easter services are memorable in their uniqueness – singing in a very small…

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Episode No. 12: Renaissance Man Thompson Howell

Renaissance man Thompson Howell joins us on Sounds from the Sanctuary to discuss his multifaceted career in theater, church music, and voice over. His talents have taken him on adventures throughout the country – from his beginnings in Boston, to kicking off his career in the midwest, and lately, settling here in Southern California working as a Voice Over Actor and hosting the official podcast of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Enjoy David and Thompson discuss the intersection of Church Music and Acting as well as some rarely-heard, historic organ recordings. More on this episode’s…

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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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