During the week of February 15th, “The Commons”, a Catholic music show which airs on CatholicTV, will feature musicians Jaime Cortez and Santiago Fernandez. Jaime and Santiago will sing the songs “Con Amor Jovial” (With Cheerful Love) and “No Hay Dicho Ni Palabras” (There is No Saying Nor Words) during the show.
The Commons airs each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times (Eastern): Monday 6AM and 9:30PM, Thursday 2AM and 5PM, Saturday, 11:30AM and 9:30PM.
“The Commons”, is a coffee house-styled music show which includes performances by Catholic musicians such as Jesse Manibusan, Matt Maher, Sarah Hart, and others. The show also includes interviews of the musicians in which viewers can get a glimpse into the lives and spirituality of the musicians.
CatholicTV airs Spanish programming each week including:
*“Buena Nueva” on Wednesday at midnight and Sunday at 5:30PM. More info. is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=20
*Spanish Novena on Tuesday at 5AM and Sunday at 5PM. More info. is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=54
*Spanish Mass on Sunday at 4PM. More info. is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=65
Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime Cortez is fluent in both English and Spanish. Jaime has made presentations at the Los Angeles Hispanic Liturgy Conference, the Southwest Catechetical Leadership Conference and National Pastoral Musicians Conferences, as well as local events for the Diocese of Phoenix. In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. His main instrument is guitar, although he is proficient in piano and other stringed instruments such as charango, vihuela and bass guitar. Jaime earned a bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University.
Santiago Fernández has been active in parish music ministry for the past 20 years. He is currently Music Minister at St. Michael Parish in Pontiac, Michigan, where he directs the English and Spanish choirs. Santiago is also a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at events and conferences around the country in the area of Hispanic liturgical music.
Santiago has been a member of the National Advisory Council to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), music director for the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM) and liturgy and prayer coordinator for the First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2006. He has also participated at various events of the Archdiocese of Detroit as guest conductor, cantor and consultant.
“The Commons” is produced by spiritandsong.com (a division of ocp). The Commons is a video showcase giving viewers an opportunity to experience candid conversations with intimate and unplugged performances by your favorite spiritandsong.com artists. Learn more about the artists, and Spirit and Song at http://www.spiritandsong.com/commons