The Restored Hazel Wright Organ - The First Recording / Ball
Few pipe organs in history have received as much attention as the iconic “Hazel.” David Ball’s performance takes full advantage of this “King of Instruments’” potential. “It is always an honor to sit in front of Hazel’s console and play,” said David Ball, Cathedral Organist and Head of Music Ministry. “I am continuously in awe of the sheer power and breadth of this amazing instrument.” Juilliard-trained organist David L. Ball serves as Cathedral Organist and Head of Music Ministry at Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, California (formerly Crystal Cathedral).
David is a recognized and well-lauded performer—The New York Times declared his appearance in Juilliard’s FOCUS! Festival “a rousing performance.” David completed both the Bachelor and Master of Music at The Juilliard School in New York City, studying under Mr. Paul Jacobs. As Christ Cathedral Organist, David’s musical contributions underpin the Cathedral’s vast array of weekly services and events, accompanying the Diocesan, Cathedral, and Children’s Choirs and supporting the parish’s diverse congregation.
Release Date: November 04, 2022
Catalog Number: G-49337
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Daniel Ficarri, Euene Gigout, Robert Hebble, Daniel Locklair, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Purvis, John Weaver, Charles-Marie Widor
Performer: David Ball, Emma Whitten