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.
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.
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.