WKMS Airs Special Choral Features Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Murray, KY – Media Release: WKMS Airs Special Choral Features Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Date: 4-19-11

Contact: Tracy Ross (tracy.ross@murraystate.edu, 270-809-6590)

Murray, KY. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England are featured in special radio events on 91.3, WKMS-FM for the Easter weekend.

First, Good Friday at noon, hear The Paducah Symphony Orchestra Chorus performing Luigi Cherubini's Requiem Mass in C-minor (1816), pre-empting WKMS News' weekly newsmagazine The Front Page. Dr. Bradley Almquist directed the PSO Chorus performing this work during the Saturday, April 16th Concert in The Carson Center in Paducah. This special presentation on WKMS is made possible with the assistance of recordist Bobby Grey and WKMS Producer George Eldred. WKMS will broadcast the Requiem Mass with the entire program of April 16th at a later date.

Then Easter Sunday morning at 9 a.m., (pre-empting WKMS News' weekly newsmagazine The Front Page) and again Sunday evening at 7 p.m., WKMS presents Eastertide with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, a production of WDAV Classical Public Radio of Davidson College, Davidson, NC.

WDAV producer and program director Frank Dominguez and WDAV's Lauren Rico co-host the hour-long program combining the best of the choir's two appearances in the Carolinas as it began its 2011 USA/Canada tour. This program features works by John Taverner, Orlando Gibbons, Henry Purcell, Georg Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, William Walton and Charles Hubert Parry.

WKMS reaches listeners in far western Kentucky, southernmost Illinois and northwestern Tennessee with two channels of public radio programming. One is news, analysis, discussion and a variety of music. The other is all classical. WKMS operates with funding from individuals, underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Murray State University.

See a schedule of WKMS programs at www.wkms.org or call 800-599-4737. Murray State's public radio service includes 91.3 WKMS, Murray; WKMS HD-1 and All-Classical HD-2; 90.9 WKMD, Madisonville; 89.5 WKMT, Fulton; 99.5 Paris, TN; and All-Classical 92.5 Paducah and 101.5 Madisonville. The station streams both WKMS HD-1 and HD-2 at www.wkms.org.