Archbishop of Canterbury to present on Classic FM

Mar 2013  Radio News

The Archbishop will present a selection of classical favourites and music inspired by the Easter story in a two-hour special from 7am. Highlights will include the Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria Rusticana, music by the contemporary composer Patrick Hawes and selections from Handel’s oratorio Messiah.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said: “It is a delight to be able to present Classic FM’s breakfast show on the most important day of the Christian year and I hope listeners will share with me in the joy of this day of resurrection as they listen to the wonderful mix of music”.

Classic FM’s Managing Editor Sam Jackson said: “We’re thrilled that the Archbishop of Canterbury has chosen to make his radio presenting debut on Classic FM on Easter Sunday. The combination of seasonal music and personal reflections from the Archbishop will make this a very special and unique breakfast programme.”

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