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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.

Bring Jaime Cortez to your next event

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 Pastoral Musicians, catholic teachers and youth on 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 Pastoral Musicians, catholic teachers and youth on liturgy and music.

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RECongress 2020

Join OCP and our talented family of artists and composers as we participate in the annual RECongress! Sponsored OCP events include concerts celebrating Pan-Asian Cultures, a Women's concert event, Fiesta Latina and Hi God — a musical celebration for all ages. See the RECongress website for schedule and more details.

Download the full list of events below!

Events [PDF]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA, US

Sing to the Lord Music Ministry as in integral part of our Liturgy

This workshop will focus on spirituality and structure of the liturgy and how music serves to bring worshipers into a more profound experience of the liturgy's Scriptures and rituals. Understanding the structure of the liturgy, the liturgical year and how to choose music that is appropriate for the different parts of the liturgy. All Music Ministers Welcome! This workshop will have separate English and Spanish sessions. Early Registration price through February 21st: $15 per person Registration price February 22nd — February 28th: $20 per person Registration includes materials and lunch.

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

Friday, March 6, 2020 -
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Sacred Heart Church—Salta Pastoral Center
Palm Dessert, CA, 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 “Take Up Your Cross.” 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 Pastoral Musicians, catholic teachers and youth on 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.

Find Jaime's "Te Adoramos, Oh Cristo/We Adore You, O Christ" in the Spanish-language children's resource El Señor Nos Invita, Vol. 3.

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