CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorite television programs because of its focus on the arts and culture. Here are two memorable segments on ecclesial music. The first is especially meaningful to me as a former student at New College, Oxford University, where I regularly attended the evensong service to hear the voices of a choir that transported me to the precincts of Heaven. I am an Anglican today, in part, because of its musical treasury.
The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a secluded group of nuns living in the farmlands north of Kansas City, have become the unlikely rock stars of traditional classical music. Tracy Smith takes us on a first-ever look inside the place where it all happens.