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Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill wake up the UK with all you need to start your day at 6.30am every weekday, whilst Martin Handley eases you into the weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 7.00am.

There’s the best in classical music in the finest performances, the latest BBC News, highlights from the day’s papers, personalised Wake Up Calls, and your chance to introduce a piece of music and hear it on air.

To tell us about the music that you want to wake up to, or music you want to introduce on air, e-mail us at, write to BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA or get in touch via the Radio 3 Facebook page.

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BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Christmas Carol Competition 2014

We are celebrating Christmas in a memorable way this year with our first ever Carol Competition. Earlier in the year Radio 3 Breakfast listeners were invited to write a choral setting of the poem “Can it be True?” (click here to read the poem) by the acclaimed author Susan Hill. After a fantastic response, the judging panel, which included Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir and choral conductor David Hill, chose a shortlist of six. These will be performed live on air from 08:00 GMT on Tuesday 16th December by the BBC Singers.

From 08:55 GMT on Tuesday 16th December you will be able to vote for the overall winner from the six - click here for the page where the iVote will take place. To take part in the iVote you will need to register with BBCiD. The iVote will close at 17:00 GMT on Monday 22nd December.

You will be able to hear the carols in full via the iVote, but as a special festive treat you can also download all six works as a special Breakfast Carol Competition podcast.

The Specialist Classical Chart

The Specialist Classical Chart is announced during the Monday editions of In Tune, with music selected from the Chart played in Breakfast at 8am on Fridays.

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