NEW YORK, Dec 21, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the content leader in radio, will provide live broadcasts of the Christmas Midnight Mass and the Christmas Day Mass from the historic Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City on Sunday, December 25.
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The Christmas Midnight Mass will be heard live on Sunday, December 25 at 12 am ET on SIRIUS Channel 86. It will be re-broadcast at 12 am PT (3 am ET). Tickets to attend this popular mass are no longer available to the public.
The Christmas Day Mass will be heard live on Sunday, December 25 at 10:15 am ET on SIRIUS channel 86. It will be re-broadcast on channel 85 at 10:15 am PT (1:15 pm ET).
The masses will be celebrated by His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York.
"St. Patrick's Cathedral is a top destination for visitors to New York, and now SIRIUS is enabling listeners across the U.S. to hear these special Christmas masses live from St. Patrick's," said Jay Clark, SIRIUS Executive Vice President of Programming.
Noted tenor Carl Tanner of the New York City Opera will join the renowned Saint Patrick's Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Pascual, in performing Adolph Adam's "O Holy Night" at the Midnight Mass. In addition, the New York Symphonic Brass will accompany organist Donald Dumler in providing the music for this special celebration of Christmas.
St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States, and a center of Catholic life in the U.S. It is visited by more than 3 million people each year.
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