WCPE Offers Special Programming for the Winter Holidays

WCPE Music Director, William Woltz has announced the station’s seasonal music offerings that will run from December 17 through 25.

Wake Forest, NC, December 14, 2007 --(PR.com)-- TheClassicalStation.org Presents Sacred and Secular Classical Favorites

WCPE will celebrate the season with multiple musical offerings every day. The week-long musical look at the season will blend many traditions and cultures. Christian selections include: “Adoration of the Magi” by Ottorino Respighi, December 17 at noon ET; “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, December 21 at 10 p.m. ET; and “Jesu Bambino” by Pietro Yon, December 23 at 2 p.m. ET. Festive holiday carols will be offered daily. Secular offerings include: “Skater’s Waltz” by Emile Waldteufel, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. ET; “The Fantastic Toy Shop” by Antonio Rossini, December 20 at 9 a.m. ET; and “Sleigh Ride” by Fredrick Delius December 21 at 8 a.m. ET.

“Don’t miss 'A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols' broadcast live from King’s College, Cambridge, at 10 a.m. ET on Christmas Eve,” says Woltz. “Then at 4 p.m. that day, WCPE will present a complete performance of Handel's Messiah.”

Listeners will be treated to special operatic selections will air December 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. ET. A previously recorded program of the late Al Ruocchio, “The Great Sacred Music of Christmas,” will offer seasonal favorites sung by stars of the opera stage.

The Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day offered by WCPE transcends belief systems, being crafted by artists from all traditions and listened to by a global audience reflective of the world’s diversity. Found throughout WCPE’s programming, are the traditions of people from all walks of life.

WCPE’s live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, please visit TheClassicalStation.Org.

About WCPE:
With a 28-year history, WCPE is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Other radio stations and cable television systems can rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. Quarter Notes, the WCPE Program Guide, is published four times a year as a means to enhance appreciation and understanding of classical music. It is distributed to station supporters and is also available online at TheClassicalStation.org/guide. For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

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Mike Gauss

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