WHAT – “Lent at Ephesus,” a special on the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles’ album of the same name that spent several consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Album Chart.
WHEN – The special will air throughout the month of June, include numerous broadcasts today and this week. For the full schedule, please visit http://www.demontfortmusic.com/pbs-nuns.php.
WHERE – PBS stations in Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., among many other cities.
WHY – The program, produced by De Montfort Music, takes a unique behind-the-scenes approach to sharing the hidden life at the priory of The Benedictines of Mary. It also features beautiful footage of the making of chart-topping albums Lent at Ephesus, Angels and Saints at Ephesus and Advent at Ephesus as well as the against-all-odds details surrounding monastic nuns’ being named Billboard’s Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 and 2013.
ABOUT THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES – Founded in 1995, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are a young, monastic order of Sisters. The Sisters sing together eight times a day as they chant the Divine Office in Latin. The Missouri-based contemplative nuns Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles have captivated music fans and critics alike with the vibrant purity of their music. They have recorded three bestsellingalbums: LENT AT EPHESUS; ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS, which spent 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Music chart; and ADVENT AT EPHESUS, which spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the same chart.
MORE INFORMATION – For more information on the special, please contact Kevin Wandra (866-777-2313, ext. 701, or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications, or for more information about the album, please contact: Monica@DeMontfortMusic.com.