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WCPE FM Presents Great Sacred Music

TheClassicalStation.org Offers Commentaries on Great Sacred Music

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (April 27, 2016)—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.

"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 back in the Middle Ages, it resonates with 21st century listeners just as it did when it was first performed."

Here are the commentators for May 2016:

Sunday, May 1 - Father Marius Joseph Walter, St. Dominic's Parish, Westfield, New York, offers a commentary on his 1997 composition "Variations on Salva fest dies".

Sunday, May 8 - Pastor Bruce Benson, host of Sing for Joy, offers a meditation on Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria" for Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 15 - The Reverend Brad Beale, St. Thomas Anglican Church, Belleville, Ontario offers a commentary on Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G major played by his organist Matthieu Latreille.

Sunday, May 22 - Adrian Archer, Minister of Music of Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau, Bahamas, offers a meditation on John Rutter's "The Lord bless you and keep you".

Sunday, May 29 - William Weisser, retired organist of Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, will offer a meditation of Harold Friedell's anthem "Draw us in the Spirit's tether".

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 theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

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 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.

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