For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

WXXI REPORTER BLOGS FROM CHINA DURING HER TRAVELS

(Rochester, New York) July 14, 2008 -- Brenda Tremblay, a reporter with WXXI's Center for Public Affairs, will perform at the 9th annual China International Chorus Festival in Beijing. During her trip, from July 14 through July 26, 2008, Tremblay will blog about her travels and music experiences at http://interactive.wxxi.org/brenda. Her online journal will include pictures and audio diaries.

Tremblay produces feature stories for WXXI and NPR newsmagazines, and hosts Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra radio concerts on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD91.5-2. As a print journalist, she writes about classical music for City, Rochester’s alternative newsweekly. She has won several major broadcasting awards, including a Gabriel and three Gracies. In 2006, she received a citation for creative excellence from the Public Radio Program Directors’ Association.

Forty-seven different choirs from China, Japan, Norway, Russia, Uganda, and the U.S. will perform at the festival, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. Tremblay will be performing with the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS), which is the only American choir in the festival. Tremblay has been a member of ROS since 1991. Tremblay resides in Brockport, New York with her husband and three children.

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