Ep 52: Fernando Ortega on "The Crucifixion of Jesus"

Episode 52 features an interview with musician and composer Fernando Ortega, who releases his newest album The Crucifixion of Jesus on August 4, 2017, which is available to purchase at his website: http://www.fernandoortega.com/. Our talk runs the gamut of topics, from politics in the American church, his love of bird watching, the tension between performing and worship leading, as well as an in depth look at the songs and making of the new album. On top of all that I also get to ask him about his family's history in America and whether or not he's concerned the new album might be considered "too Catholic" by some.

You can stream the episode below.
Crucifixion by Nikolai Ge, as mentioned by Fernando

I have written a number of articles about Fernando over the years, including a brief interview, which you can find here:
Worship Leader Death Match!: Fernando Ortega vs. Matt Redman
Interview: Fernando Ortega on Come Down Oh Love Divine
Arriving Late to the Party #1: Fernando Ortega
Why I Listen to Fernando Ortega
Singing Over Our Children (songs from Rich Mullins, Michael Card, and Fernando Ortega)

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Check below for related podcast episodes and articles on worship.

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1 comment:

David Land said...

I am so delighted to find this interview of Fernando Ortega. I came across him on youtube and instantly fell in love with his sound, his music! Before this week I did not know about him. I cannot get enough of his lovely sound and I am enjoying hearing this interview tremendously. How I ever missed him all this time! He and I are less than a month apart in age! Thank you so much for doing this. I'll be listening to more of your podcasts! David Land Mesquite Texas--basically Dallas. lol