Saint Jerome Music Ministers
Lorenzo Sanchez has enjoyed interpreting music of a variety of styles and nationalities in the United, States, Mexico, and Europe. Lorenzo premiered Robert Guillory’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra. His interest in Polish music led to him giving several lecture-performances at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, California. He has performed for African-American composer George Walker and Japanese composer Mitsuru Asaka in Hawaii. He has played for several choirs touring Italy, The Vatican, and several Filipino community celebration masses at Our Lady Queen of Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles. Looking toward his own heritage, Lorenzo has edited and helped publish piano works by Mexican composer Domingo Lobato. He has recorded two CDs of Lobato’s solo piano works, and recently released a CD with clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo. All of his recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and others. Lorenzo holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from USC.
Hannah Madril has been studying music for over twenty years, with a professional career spanning ten years. She specializes in the genres of musical theatre, liturgical, and classical music. Hannah toured with the LMU Choral program to France and with the Legacy Choir, as a soloist, to Ireland. She has performed across the country, including Carnegie Hall under the direction of John Rutter. In 2013, Hannah debuted her first composition at the Religious Education Congress -Youth Day in Anaheim. She is currently composing for author, Mark Calde. Hannah is the Director of the Adult Choir and the Youth Ministry Assistant at Saint Jerome. She taught music at Saint Jerome School from 2018-2020.
Jon Sornborger has been involved in music at Saint Jerome for over fifteen years. He has been in music ministry for over 45 years at various parishes across California. He sang with the LMU Men's Chorus under the direction of Paul Salamunovich for fourteen years. Jon has sung tenor in the Legacy Choir, domestically and internationally, for about fifteen years under the direction of James Drollinger.
Benay Furtivo has been involved in music ministry since her elementary school days with the girls’ choir at Visitation School, singing Solemn High Latin Masses and classical motets in the Pre-Vatican II liturgical world. With the reforms of Vatican II, she rolled with the changes and expanded her musical expertise to include folk music and guitar. A classically trained Mezzo-soprano, she has been a cantor at several churches in the Los Angeles area, and has served at St. Jerome Parish for over 30 years. She currently cantors for the 11 am Adult Choir Mass, and is involved with the African and Filipino choirs.