Ken Canedo

Ken Canedo has enjoyed a long history with Catholic music. When the Mass was still in Latin, he sang Gregorian chant in the children’s choir of his home parish in Los Angeles. He played guitar with his high school Folk Mass group in the late 1960s and played piano on Bob Hurd’s debut album, O Let Him In, released by FEL Publications in 1973. Ken’s first solo album, Take Some Time, was released in 1978, also by FEL Publications. He has since released five albums, including his latest OCP collection, Doxology.

Ken has written extensively on the liturgy in various publications, including Today’s Liturgy and Ministry and Liturgy. He is the author of Keep the Fire Burning: The Folk Mass Revolution, a history of contemporary Catholic music in the 1960s. He is now working on a sequel that will continue the story through the 1970s.

As a music development specialist for OCP, Ken works with liturgical composers and supports them in their ministry. He is the voice of the popular Liturgy Podcast, a weekly planning resource of contemporary music on spiritandsong.com. On Sunday mornings you will find him at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton, Oregon, where he serves as pastoral musician and co-director of the youth choir.


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