Special Epiphany 60th Anniversary Event

Performances in the Far Hills Celebration Center

  • Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 3, 2:00 p.m.

Ticket on sale now!

  • $10 for adults
  • $5 for children and students with I.D.

Reserve tickets by January 31

  • Here on our website
  • By emailing Jane Lane or calling 937-433-1449, x105
  • Sunday mornings at the Far Hills Campus: 
    • January 20, January 27 and February 3
Come celebrate the New Year and Epiphany’s 60th Anniversary by inviting your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to experience the wonder of Amahl and the Night Visitors!
Epiphany is pleased to present the popular American one-act opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, February 1-3. Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Composed by American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors is performed as part of the church’s 60th Anniversary celebration this year. The opera will be fully staged and costumed and will be accompanied by orchestra.
 
The work tells the miraculous story of a poor, disabled shepherd boy Amahl and his mother. The two are surprised by a visit of the three Wise Men who are following the star that will lead them to the Christ Child. The opera’s themes of giving, sharing, hospitality, inclusion, and love, are inspiring and perfect for the New Year, the season of Epiphany, and for the whole family. The performance is one hour, and school-age children are especially encouraged to attend.
 
The cast includes Epiphany members 11-year old Benjamin Richter as Amahl, Kandis Gibson as his Mother, Scott Helstad as King Kaspar, with guests Ian Jones and Dayton Opera performers Stevin Crane and Michael Colman. Members of our Epiphany Chorale perform as the Shepherds Chorus. The performance is under the artistic direction of Linda Snyder, with music direction by John Benjamin.
 
Menotti’s opera was commissioned by the National Broadcasting Company in 1951, and broadcast on Christmas Eve of that year. Amahl was the first opera ever to be presented on television, and since then it has become one of the most popular and most performed operas in this country.
 
Seating is general admission, with a limited number of tickets available for each performance. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door one hour prior to each performance, but please make sure there is a seat for you by purchasing your tickets in advance.
 
Doors will open a half-hour before the performance.