WQED-FM 89.3 Commemorates High Holy Days
WQED-FM 89.3 presents Birthday of the World, a two-part series commemorating the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
WQED-FM 89.3 COMMEMORATES HIGH HOLY DAYS
PITTSBURGH – WQED-FM 89.3 presents Birthday of the World, a two-part series
commemorating the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and a
special Performance in Pittsburgh with local performers.
Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring
music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The
Western Wind. Established in 1969, The Western Wind has performed in concert halls
throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Listeners will also hear ancient chants
and folk melodies from four guest cantors and several noted singers.
High Holy Days programming is scheduled for:
• Sunday, September 28th at 7pm - Birthday of the World: Rosh Hashana.
• Friday, October 3 at 7pm - Performance in Pittsburgh - Music of Jewish artists;
works from the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival recorded at the JCC in Squirrel
Hill; music from Rodef Shalom and Cantor Moshe Taube and Choir of Beth
Shalom. Performance in Pittsburgh is heard every Friday night at 7pm.
• Tuesday, October 7th at 7pm - Birthday of the World: Yom Kippur.
La Shana Tovah from WQED-FM 89.3!
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