Dateline: June 16, 2013 – 10:30 PM PDT – After the final Choir Concert on the famous Crystal Cathedral Campus, many attendees asked why was this wonderful music program not video taped?
This was not a question asked by a few, but by many. It was a dominant part of “after concert chatter.” Some even suggested since the church is hard up for money, a DVD of this fantastic concert could have generated a lot of funds for the ministry through sales of the DVD.
A few were even willing to bet video taping of this event had been requested but denied by the Producer of the Hour of Power.
Dateline: June 17, 2013 – 12:20 AM PDT – Here is an interesting “Buzz” item from around campus.
Why is the Crystal Cathedral congregation always the last to know concerning items that relate to our ministry? During a recent Friday evening meeting, Bobby Schuller informed the Crystal Cathedral congregation that his "Tree of Life" Church would be renting space to hold services at St. Callistus. Members of the Tree of Life tell a different story. They report that Bobby held a meeting, several weeks ago, to inform the Tree of Life congregation that they will not be paying rent at St. Callistus.
Dateline: May 19, 2013 – 3:20 PM PDT – Daniel McGrew has been cast in the title role of Orfeo in Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo Favola in Musica” to be performed this summer in Arezzo, Italy!
Daniel was a student at Crystal Cathedral Academy and is now completing his fourth
semester at Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio. Daniel has performed two main-
Dateline: May 26, 2013 – 4:30 PM PDT – The final Memorial Day for this congregation on what was once their church campus was a fitting tribute to our service men and women, closing with the Crystal Cathedral Choir singing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” directed by Don Neuen, accompanying the final raising of our nine story tall United States Flag. Photo on the right.
For this final holiday event in our world famous cathedral, Marc Riley directed his all volunteer orchestra and these musicians could not have sounded better. The orchestral music was absolutely terrific!
Soloist, Bradley Baker opened the service singing the “The Star Spangled Banner” a cappella. Later in the service he sang “America the Beautiful,” both very well done!
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Encore showing of the Documentary “Miracle in South Asia”
Many were unable to attend the first showing have asked to see this outstanding Movie, that it will be shown again at 1 pm on Sunday 23rd June in the Freed Theater. All seats are free. No tickets are needed.
Be prepared to be amazed to see what members of the CC congregation have been doing to win souls for Christ in one of the most inhospitable regions on earth.
As Pastor Bobby Schuller said, "This Movie demonstrates in a compelling way what God is doing through our Church".
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Crystal Cathedral Choir Concert draws 890 to final performance on the CC Campus!
As the choir began to enter the loft, almost everyone leapt to their feet applauding with a standing ovation characteristic of the standing ovation they received in Germany on their concert there prior to singing even one note.
The choir sung a total of 18 Anthems, accompanied at times by Tom Leonard at the Hazel Wright Organ and at times accompanied by organ and piano and many with organ, choir and the Hour of Power Orchestra directed by Marc Riley. Choir directors were Don Neuen, Michael Skidgel and Dr. Rebecca Lord.
Ed Arnold was Master of Ceremonies and interviewed two choir members, Mike Vogelvang and Yvette Lane, and lastly Choir Director Don Neuen.
At the conclusion of many anthems the standing ovations were a testament to the musical perfection of attained by the Cathedral Choir, Hour of Power Orchestra and organist Tom Leonard.