Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England, begins its 2011 USA/Canada concert tour with first-ever appearances in the Carolinas. On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the choir performs at Charlotte’s Covenant Presbyterian Church, and WDAV Classical Public Radio will be on-hand to present a live broadcast, beginning at 7 p.m. The next evening, Christ Church Cathedral Choir performs at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC. From recordings of these two Charlotte-area concerts, WDAV will produce an Eastertide choral program, to be made available to public radio stations across the country. You can find out more about it at our Eastertide with Christ Church Cathedral Choir page.
What was your first classical love – that first piece of music that “lit your fire” for classical music? Several WDAV staffers share their funny-wacky-touching classical love stories below. Take a listen, and then let us know YOUR first classical love using this form – or by posting your story on the WDAV Facebook page!
Take part in the Charlotte International Cabinet’s “ChorFreude” program. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Queen Charlotte’s coronation in June 2011, outstanding vocal ensembles and singers from throughout the Charlotte, NC region are forming the official ChorFreude Choir, under the direction of Professor Ginger Wyrick. The group will travel to and perform in the beautiful, historic and musically rich German Baltic Coast, in collaboration with the the Neubrandenburger Philarmonie. The program includes Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Boyce’s “The King Shall Rejoice,” composed especially for Queen Charlotte’s coronation. Request an audition or read all the details on the Charlotte International Cabinet’s website.
POSTED April 25, 2010 on http://www.nytimes.com — by Elizabeth Jensen
In the last decade, public radio stations could not get rid of classical music fast enough, as station after station abandoned the format for news and talk, alienating classical fans. Just 19 commercial classical stations remain on the air nationwide, by one count, down from about 50 in the early 1990s. But as ad-supported programmers also decide that the classical format is no longer practical, the music has started to find a new savior. And, to the surprise of many, it is public broadcasting.
If you are skeptical about how a community can come together to create and support one great musical idea, watch this.
Chef Tim Groody to Help WDAV Throw A Biscuit Party on Sunday, March 21st
POSTED March 19, 2010 — March 21 is an important date. Three hundred twenty-five years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach was born on that date. One year ago, WDAV”s Sunday morning show, Biscuits & Bach was born. And on March 21, 2010, WDAV will celebrate both anniversaries by hosting a Biscuit Party during its Spring 2010 On-Air Membership Campaign. Listeners are invited to drop by the station this Sunday from 8 to11 a.m., enjoy a free fresh-baked biscuit, listen to live Bach performances and watch station staff and volunteers as they conduct the campaign.
Hopefully you know all about the Radio Chopin project WDAV launched today in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin. What you may not have heard yet is that American Public Media”s Marketplace also wants to celebrate the date. And they are doing it in style: by broadcasting Jennifer Foster”s essay on “Chopinomics.” Hear it in the Charlotte region on WFAE 90.7FM beginning at 6:30 P.M. or visit the Marketplace website to find it in your area!