B.E. TAYLOR'S FIRST TELEVISION SPECIAL PRESENTED BY WQED PITTSBURGH TO AIR CHRISTMAS DAY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 2, 2010
B.E. TAYLOR’S FIRST TELEVISION SPECIAL
PRESENTED BY WQED PITTSBURGH
TO AIR CHRISTMAS DAY
PITTSBURGH—For the first time ever, locally acclaimed musician B.E. Taylor will have his B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert broadcast to a television audience. Join WQED-TV on Christmas Day at 8 p.m. for the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert with an encore broadcast at 5 a.m. the following day. Taylor’s concert includes performances of Away In The Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman and Silent Night among others from his December 2009 concert recorded at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania not far from where Taylor grew up in Aliquippa.
The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert attracts over 40,000 fans each holiday season. The show started 15 years ago and continues to be one of the areas most treasured Christmas traditions. Dates for the 2010 concert are scheduled throughout the tri-state area this December including two at Heinz Hall on Monday, December 13th and Tuesday the 14th at 7:30 p.m. WQED members will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive encore performance of B.E. Taylor’s Christmas Concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Saturday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m.
WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.
The trailer for the B.E. Taylor Christmas program may be viewed at: http://www.wqed.org/tv/sr/be-taylor-trailer.php
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