At the San Juan Capistrano Basilica we endeavor to provide a model for sacred, Catholic music, firmly planted on the solid foundation of the Church’s vast, rich musical heritage..
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Matthew Gray Director of Music Ministries 949-234-1360 x393 and 714-928-3032
• Christine Dow – Principal Basilica Organist
• Paul Nguyen – Contemporary Music – Sunday 5:00PM
• Kevin Weed – Accompanist
• Emett Loera – Accompanist
• Chase Chandler – Cantor
• Michael Dunkin – Cantor
• Stephanie Wright – Staff Singer
• Natalie Van Der Roest – Staff Singer
• Jonathan Alvarado – Staff Singer
• Justin Tillett – Staff Singer
• Will Luster – Staff Singer, Guitar, Bass Guitar
• Lupe Ojeda – Children’s Choir
• David Koch – Chant Master
The primary focus of the Basilica music program is to support the assembly at liturgy in the singing of the hymns and responses, and to lift their hearts and minds through the great tradition and heritage of music that belongs to the Church and edifies the liturgy.
ABOUT THE MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM
The Basilica's music program has several music ensembles that lead our Eucharistic celebrations. Below is a list and description of all the music program opportunities.
BASILICA MIXED ENSEMBLE
The Mixed Ensemble assists in the liturgical celebration at the Sunday, 11:00AM liturgy. The ensemble is open to all voice parts and the repertoire focuses on the broad choral tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
BASILICA CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLES
The Basilica Contemporary Ensembles assist at the Sunday 9:00AM and 5:00PM liturgy and support the liturgical celebration with a more contemporary idiom.
BASILICA SPANISH ENSEMBLE
The Basilica Spanish Ensemble assists with the Sunday liturgical celebrations at1:00PM. Many musical styles from the rich Hispanic heritage are celebrated each Sunday. The ensemble is open to all voice parts.
BASILICA CHORISTERS CHILDRENS CHORUS
The Basilica Choristers assist at the first Saturday liturgy at 4:30PM. Children from fourth grade and beyond are welcome.
We hope this varied program of opportunities will spark your interest in becoming part of the exciting music ministry at the Mission Basilica.
To the Trinity be praised! God Is music, God is life
that nurtures every creature in its kind.
Our God is the song of the angel throng
and the splendor of secret ways
hid from humankind,
But God our life is the life of all.
~Hildegard of Bingen