Meet Us for Music

WDAV wishes you a happy holiday season, full of music and friends. To prove it, meet us at one (or all!) of these special holiday musical events:

Charlotte Lessons & Carols
Friday, December 2 at Noon
St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte
WDAV’s Matt Rogers hosts this yearly live broadcast, featuring David Tang’s thrilling vocal ensemble VOX, joined by other area choirs and musicians. The Letourneau organ adds to the festivities in the richly resonant sanctuary of St. John’s Baptist Church in the Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte. This event is FREE.

WDAV's Holiday Open House

WDAV's Holiday Open House

WDAV’s Holiday Open House
Friday, December 2, 6-8 p.m.
WDAV, 423 North Main Street, Davidson
It’s Christmas in Davidson – that lively festival that takes over Main Street for all things seasonal.  WDAV joins with our neighbors on Friday evening for a family-friendly holiday celebration. Stroll down Main Street to the WDAV Studios to enjoy caroling on the front porch, warm beverages, studio tours with your favorite WDAV personalities and more. This event is FREE.

Old Salem Presents…Christmas with the Winston-Salem Symphony
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 4, 3:00 p.m.
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem, Winston-Salem
A 45-piece chamber orchestra from the Winston-Salem Symphony, conducted by Robert Moody, performs Christmas music from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. The program features the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale with guest soloists Kathryn Mueller (soprano) and Diana Yodzis (alto) performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Christus and more. For more information and tickets, call 800-441-5305. WDAV broadcasts a live recording of this concert on December 23 and 24.

Henry Lebedinsky & Abigail Haynes Lennox

Henry Lebedinsky & Abigail Haynes Lennox

Charlotte Chamber Music “First Tuesday” Concert: Sing We Nowell
Tuesday, December 6 at Noon
First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte
It’s another live broadcast holiday tradition from WDAV, this time hosted by WDAV’s Mike McKay. Soprano Abigail Haynes Lennox’s crystalline voice has thrilled audiences in the Carolinas with her performances ranging from high Baroque cantatas to traditional Appalachian folk tunes. She’s front-and-center with the Seicento String Band (led by former Charlotte Chamber Music Artistic Director Henry Lebedinsky) in a program of French, Spanish and Scottish Baroque holiday music.  This event is FREE.

Thanksgiving with WDAV!

We hope you’ll spend your Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family… and WDAV! We’ll accompany your festivities with the best classical music from the Carolinas and beyond — including these special programs. Don’t miss a minute – turn to 89.9 FM or wdav.org!

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude. Music and words are brought together in a thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the holiday. Two best-selling writers join the table this year: Nora Ephron and Roy Blount, Jr. Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks, and this year’s selections include classics from Bach, Copland and more.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 3-5 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 27, 3-5 p.m.

 Performance Today Thanksgiving Edition. Fred Child brings us a holiday edition of the weekday concert program that features live performances from across the country for this American holiday.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Vocal Ensemble Cantus

Vocal Ensemble Cantus

Thanksgiving with Cantus. Join Cantus – one of America’s most accomplished vocal ensembles – for a special Thanksgiving program.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 7-8 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 27, 6-7 p.m.

November 9 at 2 PM: This is only a test…

On Wednesday afternoon, November 9th, at approximately 2 o’clock, WDAV and all other licensed broadcasters will participate in a national test of the Emergency Alert System. The test will last for approximately 30 seconds and is being coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security and affiliated agencies to assure the public of the system’s effectiveness. If you’re listening at the time of the test alert, please be advised – it is only a test! For more info, visit the Federal Communications Commission website.