Blogs I follow
- CanticaNOVA Publications - Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church
- Creative Minority Report
- Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment
- MusicaSacra Forum - All Discussions
- New Liturgical Movement
- Optima Musica Dei Donum
- Organ-ic Chemist
- Sacred Miscellany
- Ship of Fools: The Mystery Worshipper
- The Authentic Update
- What Does The Prayer Really Say?
|Occupation||Parish Music/Liturgy Director|
|Location||Visalia, Central California, United States|
|Introduction||Charles Culbreth, parish music director, has been involved in Roman Catholic music ministry professionally since 1970. He and his wife Wendy have served the communities of the newly formed Catholic Church of Visalia (St. Mary's, Holy Family, St. Thomas parishes) since 1991. Prior to that he served as DM at the Cathedral of Sts. John the Baptist and Divine in Fresno, CA. Charles completed both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in the California State University system, his masters degree in Choral Music Conducting and Church Music. He retired as choral instructor at Redwood High School in Visalia and accepted the post of Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Mary's. Charles was a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians from 1979 to 2001 and a member and officer of the regional division of the American Choral Directors Association. He joined the Church Music Association in 2007. Charles received recognition from his beloved Holy Father Benedict XVI, the Benemerenti Award in May of 2011.|
|Interests||"I AM" (God), My family, cats, philosophy, art history, non-fiction, musical composition, The Oakland Raiders, critical thinkin', more cats, All things Scots (and Irish), not dying in a fiery ______ crash.|
|Favorite Movies||All Coen Brothers films, All Abrahams, Zucker, Abrahams movies, Tarantino films, Most of Coppola's, not Sofia yet, though, Deer Hunter, Cuckoo's Nest, Young Frankenstein, Cinema Paradiso, Belizaire the Cajun, Jesus of Montreal, Passion of the Christ, Signs, most of the crap that Jerry Bruckenheimer comes out with, the Quiet Man, Altered States, Tombstone, Maltese Falcon, Wes Anderson films, yada yada|
|Favorite Music||Music I've yet to hear and all I've heard thus far.|
|Favorite Books||Catch 22, Updike's Rabbit series, Tom Robbin's stuff, Garry Will's stuff(I know, I know!), George Weigel (for balance!), David Sedaris, Name of the Rose and Eco in general, Love in the Time of Cholera and Garcia-Marquez in general, The Holy Writ (Bible), A World Lit By Fire (William Manchester), The Spirit of Liturgy (B16), A People Adrift (Peter Steinfels) Sing Like a Catholic (Jeffrey Tucker) Sacred Music (Fr. Anthony W. Ruff, OSB) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (Steig Larssen)....yada|
Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies. How will you maintain your secret identity?
Stand still and don't ask anyone any questions.