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Upcoming programs and events

Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble




Friday November 30, 2018

Musical Time Travel Trip to England”
11.45 am.

A representative of Time Travel Trips aka Triple T (fictitious) will invite the audience to join one of their tours to sixteenth century England in the time of Elizabeth I. Our TTT rep will suggest how you could be transported through the magical medium of music to the English countryside, where you can experience Mayday celebrations, travel to London, learn about fashion choices, and hear about what is going on at the Elizabethan court. The English portion of the program will end with Nutting day festivities in September

Musical Time Travel Trip to the Continent”
12.40 pm.

Time Travel Trips (Triple T) would like you to consider continuing your Time Travel Trip tour to France, Germany and Italy, arriving in France some time before Christmas. In Paris, and at other points of your tour, if your trip timing is right, you can meet up the notorious Earl of Oxford. This tour is facilitated by the enchantment of French, German and Italian late sixteenth century composers.

Wind in the Woods will be joined by guest Artist, Soprano, Amedee Royer, who will be performing with us on some songs and will also be the narrator for this program which will be enhanced by her beautiful voice and sparkling personality. We are delighted to have her with us. Amedee has recently moved to Beavercreek. You can read more about her on her website bio”

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Friday February 1, 2019
7.15 PM

A Candlemas service
by Candlelight
Chant and Medieval/renaissance music


Free and open to the public

Weaver Chapel - see a campus map at

"The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple" or "Candlemas" is one of the oldest festivals in the Epiphany season. In the Roman church it was known as "The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary," and in the Eastern church as "The Meeting of the Lord," a phrase which indicates the significance of  the meeting of Simeon and the baby Jesus, as recorded in this evening's gospel recorded, the second chapter of Luke. According to the Levitical custom Mary went to the temple with Jesus for the ceremony of "purification" required 40 days after childbirth. Following the period of isolation, she was to be readmitted to public worship. As she entered the temple, she was greeted by the aged Simeon and the prophetess Anna who had been promised that they would see the Messiah before death. Simeon's outburst of joy, the Nunc dimittis has found a place in our liturgy, both at the Communion Service and at Compline, or Evening Prayer.

When Christmas was observed on the day of our present festival of Epiphany, quite early in the development ot the Church year, the date of Presentation fell on February 14. However, its present date February 2, and it's relationship to Christmas, was set in the year 542 by the Emperor Justinian. In medieval Rome an added ceremony was the blessing and distribution of candles, from which the title Candlemas comes. We observe this tradition at out service through extensive use of candles.

Because the Candlemas tradition is an ancient one, an attempt has been made to use music, vestments, and symbols which reflect a medieval celebration.