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TheClassicalStation.org Offers Commentaries on Great Sacred Music

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The music which you hear on Great Sacred Music was created by composers from many different faiths and backgrounds.

TheClassicalStation.org announces weekly commentaries during Great Sacred Music. Host Rob Kennedy programs a mix of sacred choral and organ music for the program which airs each Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Eastern.

"The music which you hear on Great Sacred Music was created by composers from many different faiths and backgrounds," says Kennedy. "Whether written only a few years ago or in the Middle Ages, it resonates with 21st century listeners just as it did when it was first performed."

Here are the commentators for June 2016:

Sunday, June 5 – Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of Wanamaker's, Philadelphia, introduces and plays Virgil Fox's arrangement of Bach's Come, Sweet Death.

Sunday, June 12 – The Reverend John L. Saxon of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a meditation on the Shaker tune Simple Gifts.

Sunday, June 19 – David Jernigan, Organist of Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a commentary on a chorale prelude of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Sunday, June 26 – Dr. David Lynch, retired Professor of Music of Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, will offer a meditation on a motet by Palestrina.

WCPE’s live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways: on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6; local cable television systems; and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at http://www.TheClassicalStation.org.

About WCPE:
WCPE broadcasts on a variety of FM frequencies in Eastern North Carolina and is heard throughout Eastern and Central North Carolina and Southern Virginia from its transmitting tower in Wake Forest, NC and other repeater stations. A live feed is also available on the Internet at http://www.theclassicalstation.org, cable systems, affiliate radio stations and via satellite. WCPE is a non-commercial, listener-supported station that plays classical music exclusively. WCPE is owned and operated by the Educational Information Corporation, a North Carolina non-profit broadcasting organization. The Corporation was formed in 1973 and began operating WCPE in July of 1978. The Corporation holds a federal 501 (C)(3) Public Charity Exemption Certificate and the corresponding certificate from the State of North Carolina.

Media Contact:
Curtis Brothers
919.556.5178
curtis(at)TheClassicalStation(dot)org

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