Kresta in the Afternoon – October 27, 2016 – Hour 2

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  • Description: The seasons of Advent and Christmas instill us with expectancy, wonder and great hope. Composer JJ Wright's sacred choral work O Emmanuel guides audiences on this emotional journey from darkness to light, fusing the ancient texts of the O Antiphons with chant, hymnody and jazz improvisation. We’ll talk with JJ today, and be sure to tune in next week as we continue the series.
  • Segment Guests:
    • JJ Wright
      JJ Wright is a GRAMMY award-winning pianist, conducter and composer. As a member of the US Naval Academy band, he played for foreign dignitaries and high-ranking officials. He holds a masters of Sacred Music from Notre Dame and is working on his doctorate. He is currently studying at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome and interning with the Sistene Chapel Choir. Visit

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