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Sep. 03 2017

Beautiful Music, Space and Cause!

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, Staff Blogs | No Comments

Octavus is a new chamber choir of singers and instrumentalists who performs for the love of music!  Kelsey LaCour, Second Alto with Octavus, spoke with me about their performance at the Baltimore Basilica this coming Friday, September 8th at 7:00 PM.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit a new women’s shelter called Mary’s Home. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benefit-concert-octavus-at-the-baltimore-basilica-tickets-35152897262

Feb. 16 2017

Interview with Piotr Gajewski and Johnathan Leshoff

By Jim Ward | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs | No Comments

Brahms’ Requiem SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:00pm 8pm in the Concert Hall: Special Classical Conversation on Zohar with Cantors Laura Croen & Michael Shochet 8:30pm: Downbeat Danielle Talamantes, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor Leshnoff Zohar (DC-area premiere) Brahms Requiem, Op. 45

Feb. 08 2017

Winter drive wrap-up!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 8 Comments

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who called in your pledge of support during last week’s Winter Pledge Drive! Thank you also for your patience while we all adjusted to a new computer system. This was a major upgrade to how we do business, and will make our drives more streamlined. Case […]

Feb. 04 2017

Thank you Volunteers!!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

I want to extend a special Thank You to all our volunteers. You were FABULOUS! You helped make the transition to the new computer pledge system a real joy and all your help training the next shift was invaluable. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

Oct. 16 2016

Hooray! It’s fall!!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | 11 Comments

I love Fall. Let me just state that categorically… To me, Fall is the colors of the changing leaves, a smell in the air of crispness, baked apples and campfires, the snuggly feel of  flannel clothes and the taste of pumpkin pie. It feels like the start of things, getting back to school or getting […]

Sep. 25 2016

Fall Drive wrap-up

By Diana Ross | Posted in Membership, Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 1 Comment

Yvonne and I went to an industry conference this year for Public Radio Membership staff and we were feeling very much like fish out of water. Everything was geared towards the NPR station, or mixed format, and the few times classical radio stations got a nod, it was about the loyalty of its members. Yvonne […]

Jun. 12 2016

Baltimore Floatilla 2016

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Saturday morning, the 1st Annual Baltimore Floatilla took place. Kayakers from all over the state converged on the Baltimore Inner Harbor and paddled from Canton to Federal Hill to draw attention to cleaning up the waterways of Charm City. Full story at the Blatimore Sun page: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-baltimore-flotilla-20160611-story.html Even Mr. Trash Wheel was in attendance! If you’re unfamiliar with […]

May. 16 2016

May newsletter!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Here you go folks: http://conta.cc/1sg55X3 To the new WBJC members from the drive, we’re working on getting everyone in the system. You’ll be on the June mailing for certain!

May. 15 2016

Spring Drive recap

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Wow, four days of end-to-end pledge pitching and we are exhausted! We’re so glad to get back to what you love… THE MUSIC! Really folks, we couldn’t do this without all the outstanding support from YOU, the classical music-loving community.   For the number crunchers: goal for the entire drive: $124,500 total made: $129,523 total […]

Apr. 24 2016

The Nightmare… and Unrequited Love

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

As I was running the operations shift for Reed Hessler’s Sunday show, I grabbed the CD case for Raff’s Symphony No 5. “Lenore” and saw the terrifying cover art. I was mesmerized by this creepy horse and flipped through the liner notes to see who had painted this. “The Nightmare” by Henry Fuseli. What followed was me falling down (yet another) […]

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