Great Sacred Music

Every Sunday morning on The Classical Station offers over 3 hours of inspiring sacred choral 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 sacred@theclassicalstation.org or call or text him at 919-740-5180.


Summer 2019 Highlights:


June 2
Bach: BWV 43
Brahms: A German Requiem

June 9
Bach: BWV 34
Schubert: Mass in E flat

June 16
Bach: BWV 176
Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass

June 23
Bach: BWV 39
Patterson: Mass of the Sea

June 30
Bach: BWV 2
Rutter: Mass of the Children

July 7
Bach: BWV 35
Parker: Hora Novissima

July 14
Bach: BWV 177
Widor: Mass for Two Organs

July 21
Bach: BWV 93
Des Pres: Missa Gaudeamus

July 28
Bach: BWV 9
Jones: Missa Spes Nostra

August 4
Bach: BWV 187
Handel: Esther

August 11
Bach: BWV 178
Tyberg: Mass in F

August 18
Bach: BWV 94
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater

August 25
Bach: BWV 102
Biber: Missa Salisburgensis

Every Saturday Rob prepares and emails an annotated playlist for Great Sacred Music. To receive a copy, complete the form below. Here's a sample of the newsletter.

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