Your friends at WXXI are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support for public radio this week during our annual February membership campaign. In a few short days, 1,326 listeners pledged more than $155,000, exceeding our goal by $5,000. You are amazing! Thank you!
On Monday night, conductor Eric Townell announced that the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) had been invited to enter a singing contest in Beijing, a kind of Chinese Idol with four judges and prizes and everything. After hearing more about it, he decided we would not compete, since three of the judges are Chinese and the other is Polish. It seemed likely, Eric said, that politics might influence the outcome. Needless pressure.