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WDAV Specials Archive - November 2011


Originally aired starting 11/14/2011
Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude
autumnHosted by John Birge. Music and words brought together in a thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the holiday. Two best-selling writers join the table in 2011: Nora Ephron and Roy Blount, Jr. Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks, and this year's selections include classics from Bach, Copland, as well as the world premiere performance of Table Grace, Matthew Brown's choral setting of a grace by Garrison Keillor, sung by VocalEssence.

Sponsored by: Davidson College Friends of the Arts and Blossom Shop



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Originally aired starting 11/14/2011
Performance Today Thanksgiving Edition 2011
Fred ChildFred Child brings us a holiday edition of the weekday concert program that features live performances from across the country for this American holiday.


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Originally aired starting 11/14/2011
Thanksgiving with Cantus
Holiday Cantus 100 pxJoin Cantus — one of America's most accomplished vocal ensembles — for a special Thanksgiving program.

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Originally aired starting 11/18/2011
Charlotte Chamber Music Holiday Concert – Sing We Nowell
Abigail Haynes Lennox 100Another live broadcast holiday tradition from WDAV. This year soprano Abigail Haynes Lennox – whose crystalline voice has thrilled audiences in the Carolinas with her performances ranging from high Baroque cantatas to traditional Appalachian folk tunes – is front and center with the Seicento String Band (led by former CCM Artistic Director Henry Lebedinsky) in a program of French, Spanish and even Scottish Baroque holiday music. (An original WDAV production)
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Originally aired starting 11/18/2011
Carolina Live - An Old Salem Christmas 2011
ornamentConductor Robert Moody leads the Winston-Salem Symphony and guests in a program of Baroque, Moravian and traditional holiday selections from Gray Auditorium in the village of Old Salem, one of the most historically rich spots in the Carolinas. (An original WDAV production)

To learn more about attending the concert on December 3rd or 4th, visit the
Old Salem website.

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Originally aired starting 11/18/2011
A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea

Kathy MatteaWDAV presents a reprise of our festive celebration of the Appalachian folk traditions and other styles native to the Carolinas. Center stage will be two-time female vocalist of the year Kathy Mattea singing fresh arrangements from her acclaimed holiday albums, plus the Carolinas’ premiere choral ensemble, VOX, as well as Baroque/Celtic trio The Beggar Boys. You’ll hear African-American spirituals, folk favorites, Celtic jigs, and even the Biltmore’s renowned 1916 E.M. Skinner organ.
(An original WDAV production)

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