WCPE Offers Special Programming for Chanukah
WCPE will celebrate the lighting of the first candle of the seven candle menorah. The program will feature traditional tunes, sacred songs and commentary by Hoover. Rabbi Jenny Solomon selected the music and prepared the script in conjunction with WCPE staff: Greysolynne Hyman, Jenni Elion, Dick Storck and Hoover.
TheClassicalStation.org has a long history of observing the Jewish High Holy Days, going back to the late Andrea Rosnick who shared her faith and love of Jewish tradition with listeners for many years. Listener response around the world has been positive and enthusiastic.
“Chanukah is a holiday of lights, dreidels, latkes, dancing and singing,” says Hoover. “Behind it all is a great story of heroism and faithfulness to God.”
Contrary to popular belief, Chanukah is not the Jewish version of Christmas, though because of its proximity some customs, such as elaborate gift giving and decorations have been adopted.
Chanukah (Hebrew: חנוכה, also spelled Hanukkah), known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, and Feast of the Maccabees, is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December.
From the Hebrew word for dedication or consecration, Chanukah marks the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of Antiochus IV and commemorates the "miracle of the container of oil." According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil.
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.
# # #
2841 Plaza Place
Raleigh, NC 27612
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.
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release WCPE Offers Special Programming for Chanukah here
News-ID: 33035 • Views: 969
More Releases from WCPE
WCPE Expands Listenership
Partners with Missouri Southern State University Station KXMS 88.7 FM WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 27, 2008) – TheClassicalStation.org announces today its new partnership with Joplin, Missouri’s 88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International®. The Missouri Southern State University station will rebroadcast WCPE’s programs daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during school vacations, as well as at various times while classes are in session. “88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International® is happy to partner with
WCPE General Manager to Serve on NCAB Board
Deborah Proctor Elected Affiliate Director WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 18, 2008) —TheClassicalStation.org announced today General Manager Deborah S. Proctor has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB). Proctor will serve as an affiliate director and will be responsible for representing the interests of non-commercial radio and TV members of the NCAB. “Deborah is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and creative broadcaster, and the state’s
WCPE’s 30th Birthday Present
Gift-Giving Contest Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 11, 2008)—TheClassicalStation.org, WCPE, announces today a contest for loyal listeners to celebrate the station’s 30th anniversary. The randomly drawn winners will receive one of the WCPE 30th birthday presents in celebration of three decades of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. The drawing will take place on the anniversary of the station’s first broadcast, July 18. Thirty winners, one
WCPE “Preview!” Features “Madama Butterfly”
Interview with Opera Company of North Carolina Director Airs Sunday, May 25 WAKE FOREST, N.C. (May 21, 2008)—TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with Maryanne Talese, stage director of The Opera Company of North Carolina. The interview can be heard during the station’s Sunday, May 25 program that airs from 6-9 p.m. Talese will discuss the Opera Company’s upcoming performance of “Madama Butterfly” with
More Releases for Classical
Classical goes carbon-friendly with Concerts of the Earth
Choir of the Earth is thrilled to announce an exciting and environmentally-friendly new endeavour - Concerts of the Earth - bringing live and interactive concerts from sensational professional artists to a global at-home audience. When The Self-Isolation Choir’s Founder, Mark Strachan, announced its future-focused rebrand as Choir of the Earth in July 2021, he vowed to look to the environment for inspiration. The launch of Concerts of the Earth -
New Classical Music TV Series
Coming 16th April 2021 - Classical Connections is a new digital TV series with a twist. Ever thought classical music is boring? Well, you thought wrong - and pianist & conductor Robert Emery will prove it. The 'Grand Master' composers have led fascinating lives. There are stories of cross-dressing, murder, sabotage, gluttony, love, hate, divorce, and much, much more. Nothing formal. Nothing stuffy. This is classical music at
Classical dance festival goes online, making art accessible globally
Like so many arts organizations, the New York Kathak Festival (NYKF), a nonprofit that presents the Indian classical dance form, kathak, had to cancel its flagship event this April. Dance, music, and theater cancelations have been devastating to artists and audiences. Artists are struggling to earn a living and have their work seen, whereas audiences are starved for cultural enrichment. So NYKF decided to pivot--they shifted the entire festival online.
A Memorable Celebration of the Classical Piano Artistry!
The Piano Legacy concert is the pilot project of IMEC’s Professional Music Development Programs. And here at IMEC, we hope to continue this as a legacy many years down the road, just like the Olympics Torch Relay! National and International award-winning students of three of Toronto’s well-known pianists & pedagogues will be featured in concert alongside their teachers in September of 2018. For great
Public Relations between Classical PR and Contemporary Online PR
The transfer of the public relations work to an experienced PR agency ensures that the public relations work for a company is handled professionally in any case Hanover, Germany, June 06, 2013 -- Normally, good public relations provide a much higher level of awareness of a company, service or brand. At the latest when a new company, a new service or a new product has been established or been put on
A First For Classical Guitar; A First For Classical Music, Instrumental Influenc …
A First For Classical Guitar; A First For Classical Music, Instrumental Influences Is Filled With Insights And Wisdom Shared By Some Of The World's Greatest Classical Guitarists. For Immediate Release Over the centuries, the classical guitar in its various forms has inspired musicians and composers to create some of the world's most beautiful music. The elements of mastering the classical guitar have parallels in other areas of life; some parallels are