The aim of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels' music ministry, under Music Director Frank Brownstead, is to develop a sacred music program that encompasses the beautiful traditions of the Church and the multiple cultural traditions of the Archdiocese.
In the Catholic context music is sung prayer, and music and liturgy are handmaidens.
Music Director : Frank Brownstead
Frank Brownstead is the Director of Music at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
He holds the Master of Sacred Music Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
He has served as Music Coordinator in the Office for Worship, parish musician (most recently at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood) and educator.
He has been on the faculty of Mount St. Mary's College since 1979.
coordinated and conducted the music for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Los Angeles in 1987.
is the recipient of the Laudatus Award from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
, the Saint Andrew's
Abbey Sacred Arts Award, and the National Pastoral Musicians "Musician of the Year
" Award (2001).
He is also on the Board of Directors of the Shakespeare Festival Los Angeles.
has also worked extensively in the recording of liturgical music.