Pre-service music will begin at 7:15 p.m., and the service, which is free and open to the public, follows at 7:30 p.m. After the opening procession, there is a blessing of the candles that will be used in the chapel during the coming year. University Pastor Andy Tune will preside over the service, which has been observed at Wittenberg University for 30 years. The message is a reading from a medieval writer, and the service will use music, vestments and symbols that reflect a medieval celebration.
Assisting in the worship will be the Wittenberg men’s choir, Schola Cantorum, directed by Professor of Music Donald Busarow, and Wind in the Woods, an instrumental group whose members come from Beavercreek, Tipp City and Springfield playing such early instruments as recorders, krummhorns, a lute, a viola da gamba and percussion.
By: Phyllis Eberts
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