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You Did It!
This has been a tough year for everyone. After having been unable (through no fault of our own) to fundraise for nearly six months, our December fundraiser was an amazing triumph! Your generosity was unprecedented, and we exceeded all of our goals.

We brought you great music and special programming, and you made this the most successful December in our history. Because of our great members, we ended 2020 ahead of the previous year.

By now, we should no longer be surprised by your generosity – you’ve come through for us so many times before. We continue to be grateful for you and your continued support. You are why we all continue to do our jobs of bringing you great classical music.

In this New Year, please know that we will be here for you. You inspire us.

Thank you,
Your WBJC Team

P.S. Want the full wrap-up post? Click here!
**Attention members: Tax Receipts**
We are still experiencing unprecedented delays in moving our mail. Your Acknowledgement letters from December donations are on their way presently. We will be sending our cumulative tax receipts towards the end of January to Sustainers and anyone who gave over $250 in 2020, but please anticipate delayed delivery.

If you need your tax receipt sooner, please sign into your MyWBJC account and you can generate an on-demand tax receipt PDF.

If you do not already have an account, sign up for one by clicking here.
MyWBJC is the online Membership Portal that allows WBJC members secure access to their own membership account. Members can view several years of giving history, update contact info, edit/adjust Sustainer pledges, add/delete/update credit cards, and print on-demand tax receipts
Programming Notes
By Jonathan Palevsky

Is it Hanukah, Chanukah or Khanukah? Whichever it is the programs are finally posted!

First let me thank everyone for inspiring me to do this by pledging at WBJC.com. I wanted to say thank you and this is what came to me at 3 in the morning! I also want to thank Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of the Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal who helped this project with some great suggestions! CLICK HERE

The Metropolitan Opera returns for its 90th consecutive broadcast season. And while it might be a little different this year, you can rest assured that the archival performances the Met brings to the airwaves will be ones you don't want to miss!

  • 01/09 @1pm - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Performance from 04/26/07
  • 01/16 @1 PM - Verdi’s La Traviata Performance from 1/18/20
  • 01/23 @1 PM - Verdi’s Il Trovatore Performance from 2/4/61
  • 01/30 @1 PM - Gounod’s Faust Performance from 12/10/11

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the WBJC Operafest coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possible by our members.

During the months of quarantining that have morphed into so many other destabilizing events in the country, Passager Books has been inviting contributors to join in the conversation by sending in a diary entry about what has been happening in their lives. (If you’d like to submit a diary entry, you can do so here, or by email at editors@passagerbooks.com) I spoke with poet, teacher, and co-editor of Passager Books, Kendra Kopelke.

By Dyana Neal

I’ve loved New Year’s Eve ever since I was a kid. It was so much fun to see my parents get all dressed up to go out with friends, and on New Year’s Day, I’d get to play with the paper crowns and hats they’d been given the night before. They also brought home noisemakers, which I used judiciously until a certain point in the day. I couldn’t wait to be old enough to go out and ring in the new year with the grownups... READ MORE
Listener's Choice

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on Facebook. You can even call in during the week (410-580-5800) and we'll make sure John gets your request!
Getting a new car? Don’t trade-in, donate!

Before you head to the dealer, plan to donate your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible. We also take boats and RVs!

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.  Click here to see how easy it is!