Great Sacred Music


Every Sunday morning on The Classical Station offers over 3 hours of inspirational music. Starting at 7:30 it's Sing for Joy, followed by Great Sacred Music at 8 a.m. (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.


Spring 2019 Highlights:


March 3
Bach: Cantata BWV 127
Hughes: Dewi Sant

March 10
Bach: Motet No. 4
Cardoso: Requiem

March 17
Spring Membership Drive

March 24
Spring Membership Drive

March 31
Bach: Motet No. 2
Sowerby: Forsaken of Man

April 7
Bach: Motet No. 3
Rossini: Stabat Mater

April 14
Bach: Cantata BWV 182
Glazunov: King of the Jews

April 21
Bach: Easter Oratorio
Berlioz: Te Deum

April 28
Bach: Cantata BWV 67
Bruckner: Mass in F minor

May 5
Bach: Cantata BWV 81
Liszt: Missa Solemnis

May 12
Bach: Motet BWV 146
Benoit: Hoogmis

May 19
Bach: Cantata BWV 108
Gossec: Te Deum

May 26
Bach: Cantata BWV 87
Obrecht: Missa Grecorum


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