WCPE FM Offers Special Programming for Chanukah

Share Article

WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces today that TheClassicalStation.org will air special programming at 6 p.m. ET on December 16 honoring the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah.

News Image
We’ll celebrate Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with a program of special music.

WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces today that TheClassicalStation.org will air special programming at 6 p.m. ET on December 16 honoring the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah. Rabbi Matt Rosenberg, Executive Director of Hillel at Texas A&M University will introduce the program hosted by Rob Kennedy, host of Great Sacred Music.

“We’ll celebrate Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with a program of special music,” offers Woltz. “There will be other Hebraic composers and music featured throughout the eight day holiday.”

These will include:

7 Monday
5:00 p.m. Bullard: Chanukah Suite

12 Saturday
10:00 p.m. Achron: Two Hebrew Pieces
6:00 p.m. Ran: Four Festive Songs (Shirim L’Yom Tov)

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 festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday: One on the first night, two on the second, and so on.

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.

About WCPE:
Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.

Media Contact:
Curtis Brothers
919.556.5178
curtis(at)TheClassicalStation(dot)org

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Curtis Brothers
WCPE FM
+1 (919) 556-5178
Email >
Visit website