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From the Studio: Stan McDaniel and the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale


Joining Verne in the studio for part of today's classical music programming was director of the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale, Stan McDaniel.  Stan and Verne chatted about the ensemble's upcoming concerts this weekend, which take place in Coeur d'Alene at the Trinity Lutheran Church tomorrow (Friday) night at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 14th at 4:00pm as well as in Spokane at St. John's Cathedral on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00pm. The concert is entitled "A Grateful Nation" and will feature works by Randall Thompson, John Rutter, and William Berry/John Williams.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.