To celebrate Easter, WCQS will air a portion of this acclaimed 1981 recording of the complete MESSIAH oratorio featuring Musica Sacra and soloists under the direction of Richard Westenburg. It is considered an ideal mix of old and new performance practices. Parts 2 & 3 make up the Easter portion of the work with Part 2 concluding with the famous "Hallelujah Chorus". The running times for Parts 2 & 3 are approximately 90 minutes and will air from 3:00 to 4:30.
That's this Sunday afternoon with host Chip Kaufmann on Encore.
Tune in Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. for When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special from State of the Re:Union (SOTRU). In this episode , SOTRU explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson's life. Letson talks to poets from all over the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems, and of course, hear some incredible poetry.
"We’ll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover” is a one-hour Passover-themed special from Tablet Magazine’s National Magazine Award-winning podcast, Vox Tablet, and PRX. The special airs Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and our sustaining members, who support WCQS every day. It's been an exciting Pledge Drive this week, with 3 great Member Challenges, 2 wonderfully successful community challenges on some fun drawings, but now it's time to end this drive successfully. Our goal is $200,000 by 6 o'clock today.
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and to everyone who supported the Challenge match to benefit Loving Food Resources this morning. Listeners rallied for LFR, raising more than $12,000. $12,000 for WCQS means $12,000 in fresh produce for the clients of LFR thanks to the generosity of PLI and Mountain Food Products.
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and to everyone who supported the Challenge match to benefit Asheville Humane Society this morning. We are making great progress towards our goal, and we are happy to report that listeners rallied for the cats and dogs and the Asheville Humane Society Challenge! AHS will receive $10,000 in matching funds, from two anonymous sponsors, to benefit spay and neuter programs.