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Concert for a Cause Benefits Classical Music Radio Station
Three Music Ensembles Raise Money for WCPE FM
Wake Forest, NC (April 27, 2015) –Three North Carolina musical ensembles including the Cary Town Band, the Triangle Community Orchestra, and the Kirk Chancel Choir will present a concert entitled “Handel to Roger & Hammerstein”, part of the Concerts for a Cause series, for the benefit of WCPE FM The Classical Station. The concert will be held at the Kirk of Kildaire located at 200 High Meadow Dr. in Cary, NC 27511 on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. All proceeds collected at the concert will be donated to WCPE FM. The monies raised at the concert will be evenly shared between the station’s operating expenses and the WCPE Education Fund.
"The musicians of Triangle Community Orchestra look forward to their collaboration with Kirk of Kildaire and Cary Town Band musicians, as we prepare another ‘Concert for a Cause,’” said Marta Findlay-Partridge, conductor of the Triangle Community Orchestra. “WCPE has long been a source of inspiration to us as we have traveled the amazing journey from aspiring musician to active performer." Ms. Partridge will be joined by conductor Stuart Holoman of the Cary Town Band and Larry Abernathy, director of the Kirk Chancel Choir. Featured selections include a tribute to “The Sound of Music”, Mozart’s Requiem, and more.
WCPE FM the Classical Station is the only non-profit, listener supported classical music radio station in Central North Carolina and has been broadcasting since 1978. The WCPE Education Fund, which was founded in 2012 by Tara Lynn, host of As You Like it which airs weekdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and provides grants to non-profit organizations in North Carolina for musical education programs. Since its inception, the WCPE Education fund has granted approximately $30,000 to a variety of musical education programs and will award $8,000 in grants this summer.
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 www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.
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