classical music

Thank You For Your Support!

On Thursday, March 10th, WDAV wrapped up its Spring 2011 Membership Campaign – 9 hours earlier than expected and more than $11,000 over goal! Thank you to all the volunteers who answered phones. To all the restaurants who donated meals. To all the guests who joined us on-the-air. And to the 1,403 people who are investing more than $196,000 to lend their support to WDAV and classical public radio in this region.

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WDAV to Broadcast Christ Church Cathedral Choir Concert Mar 29

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.

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Your First Classical Love

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!

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ChorFreude: Calling All Singers With An Interest in International Travel

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.

Classical Music’s Comeback, on Public Radio

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.

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WDAV Celebrates (Biscuits and) Bach's Birthday

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.

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