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Jaime Cortez

Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship.

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Bring Jaime Cortez to your next event

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

Songs

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A Ti, Dios/You Are God (Te Deum)

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Events

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

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Instituto OCP–¡Cantemos al Señor!

Archdiocese of Seattle in collaboration with OCP, proudly presents a day of training and formation for all liturgical music ministers (for cantors, choristers, instrumentalists and all who are part of music ministry). Featuring Estela García-López, Jaime Cortez, Mauricio Centeno y Rodolfo López. The Instituto OCP will be presented exclusively in Spanish. The following sessions will be offered:

The Spirituality of the Pastoral Musician

Sing to the Lord!: The Role of the Music Minister in the Liturgy

The New Roman Missal: How it Impacts the Liturgical Musician

Raise Your Voice to the Heavens!: Vocal Techniques

One People, One Voice: How to lead the Congregation in Sung Prayer

Music Selection for the Liturgy: How do I Begin?

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
St. John of the Woods/San Juan del Bosque
Tacoma, WA, US

Liturgical Ministry Retreat

Jaime will be the presenter of a retreat and parish mission. Please contact event host for further details. More information regarding this event will be published here as it becomes available to OCP.

Contact the Music Outreach Team at OCP to learn about hosting an event in your parish or diocese!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The Church of Holy Apostles
Mchenry, IL, US

Instituto OCP–¡Cantemos al Señor!

Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond and Sacred Heart Parish in collaboration with OCP, proudly presents a day of training and formation for all liturgical music ministers (for cantors, choristers, instrumentalists and all who are part of music ministry). Featuring Jaime Cortez, Jessica Marie Tous, Alberto Coppo and Rodolfo López.

Disciples of Jesus: Instruments of Evangelization - How to utilize music as a tool for evangelization.

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Friday, November 9, 2018 -
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sacred Heart Parish
Richmond, VA, US

Bilingual Music Conference

Thursday PM: Jaime will offer a musicians workshop for the Spanish choir and musicians.

Friday 7 PM: Evening of music and ministry (in Spanish) focusing on multicultural ministry "All May Be One."

Saturday 10 AM - 12:30 PM: Retreat morning (in English) focusing on multicultural ministry "All May Be One." Please contact event host for further details. More information regarding this event will be published here as it becomes available to OCP.

Contact the Music Outreach Team at OCP to learn about hosting an event in your parish or diocese!

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Holy Family Chapel
Lakewood, NJ, US

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Bio

Jaime Cortez is a talented and popular composer, arranger and performer. Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship. His main instrument is guitar, though he is proficient in piano and other string instruments, such as charango, vihuela and bass guitar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Arizona State University. He was named Pastoral Musician of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM).

Some of Jaime’s best-known songs are “Rain Down,” “Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo/We Are the Body of Christ” (with Bob Hurd) and “Today Our Savior Is Born.” He has released five solo collections with OCP, including Rain Down, Sacramentos, Adviento, Qué Alegría/I Rejoiced, and Transformation. Recent collaborative projects include Gracia y Amor/Grace and Love, a collection with Bob Hurd and Eleazar Cortés and Our Common Home, a project inspired by Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si', featuring his song "Let Us Sing as We Go," along with music from several other well-known Catholic composers. Jaime has also translated Mass of Christ the Savior/Misa Cristo Salvador into Spanish and bilingual versions alongside Dan Schutte.

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

Jaime is currently music director at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife and their three musically talented sons.

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