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Installation of the Fourth Bishop of Orange

Bishop Kevin Vann during the service of installation

On the second Monday of Advent, 2012, The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann was installed as the Fourth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orange County in a special celebratory mass attended by several thousand worshipers.  To accommodate the crowd, the Bren Events Center on the campus of the University of California, Irvine was transformed into a festive worship center.

With the Archbishop of Los Angeles, The Most Reverend Jose Horacio Gomez, presiding, Bishop Vann was installed with appropriate pomp and circumstance, supported by a full contingent of musicians, including a 150-voice choir directed by Matthew Gray, music director at the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano.  Also participing was a brass and percussion ensemble, Organists Mark Purcell and Steven Van Wye, and Cantors Lauren McCaul and Joe Bazyorous.

Music for the installation service was directed by Matthew Grey.

Church Keyboard Center supplied a three-manual Rodgers digital organ that provided the musical backbone for the choir and liturgical music throughout the mass, amply filling the 5,000-seat arena.

Holiday Concert Video Posted

Several of the pieces performed by Dr. Christoph Bull at the Holiday concert at the Rodgers Organs Los Angeles showroom are now available to be viewed on the Church Keyboard Center web site.

These are some of the first videos/recordings publicly viewable that feature the new Rodgers Infinity three-manual organ, introduced in October 2012.

The performance pieces include:

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – arr. Christoph Bull
  • Adagio in A minor – Bach
  • Toccata in F – Buxtehude

Videos may be viewed on the Video page of the Church Keyboard Center web site.

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