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Mees Hall is located on the campus of Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. Mees Hall can be accessed from just south of the main gates of the university at the intersection of East Main Street and Drexel Avenue. The hall may also be accessed from Mound Street through Bexley Hall. Parking is available in campus parking lots on the east side of College Avenue, just south of Main Street; on the east side of College Avenue just south of Mound Street; and limited street parking on Main, Drexel and Pleasant Ridge.
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about this historic auditorium on Capital University's campus, visit their website.
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The church is next to the Columbus Museum of Art. Easily accessible and plentiful free parking is available in lots behind the church and to the west of the church. Access the church sanctuary from the east and west doors. The handicapped entrance is at the back of the church.
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about this historic church built in 1852 located in Columbus' Downtown Discovery District, visit First Congregational Church.
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The historic Drexel Theater is located on E. Main Street in Bexley, Ohio, near the corner of E. Main St. and College Avenue and directly across from the Capital University campus. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre (access from Drexel Avenue), on the north side of East Main Street, both sides of Drexel Avenue, and nearby side streets. After 6pm on weekdays and on the weekends, additional parking is available at the Bexley municipal parking lot (two driveways west of the theatre) and the south side of East Main Street.
Early Music in Columbus is a concert series dedicated to the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Since 1980, Early Music in Columbus has each year presented a series of concerts featuring some of the finest national and international artists who specialize in the music of these periods. This enormous period of time spans the Middle Ages (from around 1100 A.D.) through the mid-1750s.
What Will You Hear at an Early Music Concert?
There is something for everyone at an early music concert. You might hear:
- Gregorian chant
- Bawdy ballads
- Love songs
Here are just a few of the instruments and music you might hear at an early music concert:
- Guitar, lute and theorbo
- Medieval and Renaissance harps
- Recorders as small as five inches and some as tall as a person
- Viols, violins, vielles and rebecs
- The hurdy-gurdy
- Crumhorns that might make you laugh the first time you hear one!
EARLY MUSIC IN COLUMBUS
|Board of Trustees
Daniel W. Morton, President
Katherine K. Wolfe, Vice President
Cynthia Cetlin, Secretary
Barbara Ford, Treasurer
James A. Bates
Early Music in Columbus is a concert series dedicated to the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Since 1980, Early Music in Columbus has each year presented a series of concerts featuring some of the finest national and international artists who specialize in the music of these periods. The Friends of Early Music, Inc. have made a very significant contribution to the cultural life of Columbus, Ohio and to its diversity through the creation and sponsorship of the Early Music in Columbus concert series.
The Early Music in Columbus concert series was established in 1980 and is cosponsored by the Capital University Conservatory of Music with the assistance and support of The Friends of Early Music, Inc.
Early Music in Columbus sponsors six or more concerts each year. Most concerts are held on the campus of Capital University, although the series has taken advantage of other fine performance sites in the Columbus area, including the Pontifical College Josephinum, The Southern Theatre, First Congregational Church, and St. Joseph Cathedral.
International and national artists who have appeared in the series include
- Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet
- Circa 1500
- The King's Noyse
- Paul O'Dette
- John Tyson
- Paul Hillier
- Julianne Baird
- Anonymous 4
- The Baltimore Consort
- Apollo’s Fire
- The Rose Ensemble
Early Music in Columbus each year sponsors one or more performances by Columbus' resident Medieval and Renaissance ensemble, The Early Interval. The performances presented by that group as part of the series have included a number of unique concert theater pieces and collaborations with readers, dancers and choral groups. The Early Interval is well-known for its annual Twelfth Night Concerts presented in early January and held at the First Congregational Church.
Early Music in Columbus has been regularly supported by
- Ohio Arts Council
- The Greater Columbus Arts Council
- The Columbus Foundation
- The Huntington National Bank
- The Ohio State University (through its annual Medieval and Renaissance Festival)
- Numerous individual supporters and volunteers.
The series is frequently reviewed by The Columbus Dispatch, and articles about the series have appeared in a number of local publications.