Our tour would not have been possible without a massive amount of help from our friends at WDAV. Here is what they are doing:
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.
“Christ Church Cathedral Choir is one of the world’s great male-voice choirs – with an unequalled tradition,” notesFrank Dominguez, WDAV Program Director and co-host of the live broadcast. “What an honor it is for WDAV to be a planning partner on the tour – and to bring this concert to our listeners and choral fans across the nation.” Mr. Dominguez and WDAV colleague Lauren Ricohave been tapped to co-host the live broadcast on March 29 and the program to be syndicated nationwide at Easter. In addition to his duties as WDAV Program Director, Mr. Dominguez hosts WDAV’s Choral Showcase, The Night Music andConcierto. Ms. Rico hosts the weekly Carolina Live, a co-production with South Carolina ETV and Radio, as well as weekend editions of The Early Shift.
On its 2011 USA/Canada Tour, Christ Church Cathedral Choir will perform works by choral music’s most celebrated composers, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, George Frideric Handel, William Walton and Howard Goodall. At the March 29 concert at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Boys Choir at St. Peter’s of Charlotte will join the Christ Church Cathedral Choir for several selections.