Great Sacred Music



Tune in every Sunday morning for over 3 hours of inspirational music! Starting at 7:30 it's Sing for Joy, followed by Great Sacred Music at 8am (Eastern).

Sing for Joy!

Sunday mornings at 7:30 Eastern

Sing For Joy

Sing for Joy features choral music from around the world. Produced by St. Olaf College, the program has a simple mission: to explore the weekly themes of Christian worship by providing the best in sacred choral music and thoughtful commentary. The musical performances eloquently "do the talking," while the concise remarks from host Pastor Bruce Benson illuminate the meaning of the texts.

Great Sacred Music

Sunday mornings from 8 until 11 Eastern

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Hour 1 features a variety of shorter choral and organ works from the Renaissance through the 20th-century. Then a Bach cantata airs at approximately 9 a.m. Eastern followed by a major choral work or two. Rob Kennedy, a retired organist, choir trainer, composer and teacher programs and hosts Great Sacred Music.

If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter with program notes, use the form at the bottom of this page to be added to our mailing list. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Email Rob at or call or text him at 919-740-5180.


Winter Highlights:


December 2
Bach: Cantata BWV 61
Carols and Hymns for Advent

December 9
Bach: Cantata BWV 140
Rutter: Magnificat

December 16
Bach: Cantata BWV 186
An Advent Procession with Carols

December 23
Bach: Cantata BWV 132
Handel: Messiah, Part 1

December 30
Bach: Cantata BWV 248 Part 3
Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ

January 6
Bach: Cantata BWV 65
Liszt: Christus

January 13
Bach: Cantata BWV 154
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

January 20
Bach: Cantata BWV 3
Perosi: Missa Pontificalis

January 27
Bach: Cantata BWV 73
Mendelssohn: Lauda Sion

February 3
Bach: Cantata BWV 81
Mouton: Missa "Tu Es Petrus"

February 10
Bach: Motet BWV 226
Bach: Mass in B minor (1733)

February 17
Bach: Cantata BWV 84
Charpentier: Judith

February 24
Bach: Cantata BWV 181
Vivaldi: Laudate Pueri Dominum


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