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Finney Chapel

90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Finney Chapel

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The largest performance space on campus with seating for 1,200, Finney Chapel stands at the heart of Oberlin's intellectual and musical life. When completed in 1908, the chapel became noted for its excellent acoustics. Architect Cass Gilbert's Romanesque arches and oak pews give the place a grand majesty, while a monumental C.B. Fisk pipe organ lends a genuinely soulful feel.

During the academic year, events take place at Finney nearly every night of the week. Most are free. Recent and coming highlights include concerts by Animal Collective, Bobby Conn, and Sweet Honey in the Rock; classical music performances by Apollo's Fire, violinist Midori, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez; and thought-provoking talks by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma.

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Upcoming Events

Lost in Time: The Obertones with Special Guests, Vibe Tap

Lost in Time: The Obertones with Special... 8:30pm 4/26

Deep in the bowels of the Oberlin College Science Center lies a mysterious and dimly lit laboratory scarcely known to the typical liberal arts student. Even...

Bill Irwin: Lecture and Performance

Bill Irwin: Lecture and Performance 7:30pm 4/27

Bill Irwin '73, clown extraordinare and MacArthur (genius) fellow, gives a lecture-performance, featuring physical comedy, vaudeville, and some good,...

Oberlin Brass Ensemble in Concert, Michael Roest, conductor

Oberlin Brass Ensemble in Concert, Michael... 8pm 4/30

A concert by the Oberlin Brass Ensemble, directed by Michael Roest. Admission is free. Program: Stephen Montague: Intrada 1631 (2003) Orlande de Lassus:...

Oberlin Spring Folkfest

Oberlin Spring Folkfest 8pm 5/3

An Evening with Leo Kottke - acoustic guitarist Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music...

Oberlin Musical Union, College Choir, and Arts & Sciences Orchestra: Jason Harris and Philip Highfill, conductors

Oberlin Musical Union, College Choir, and Arts... 8pm 5/4

The Oberlin Arts & Sciences Orchestra will perform with the Oberlin College Choir and Musical Union. Jason Harris and Philip Highfill, conductors ...

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Bridget Flynn

Bridget Flynn left a positive review 2/8/2014

Ms. Dunham was so genuine, so funny, so sweet, so articulate. Great event.

Kate Greenberg

Kate Greenberg posted a photo 1/27/2014

Sharon Pearson

Sharon Pearson left a positive review 12/13/2013

It was fabulous. It made me reflect on my lack of knowledge of an inspirational leader that I did not take the opportunity to know while he was alive. It has me wanting to know more about him.

Sharon Pearson

Sharon Pearson left a positive review 9/20/2013

This is the third time that I have seen her. She is always fascinating.

Andy Call

Andy Call left a positive review 9/10/2013

Excellent event with three of the strongest leaders in meaningful discussion of responsible management and use of resources. The Q&A time might have been more productive had the questions been submitted in writing and Dr. Orr given the opportunity to review and to select which ones were asked. If names were attached, he could also invite the author to stand or to present it in person in the interest of transparency.

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 9/10/2013

This was a fantastic first convocation of the year! These speakers are inspiring and knowledgeable, and they had a phenomenal conversational dynamic. Those who did not attend missed out on one of the few events that could not have been missed so far this year.

James Yelland

James Yelland left a negative review 5/10/2013

If you like that kind of thing

James Yelland

James Yelland left a positive review 5/10/2013

It was cool

Alison Ricker

Alison Ricker left a positive review 4/24/2013

Very sorry to have to miss the first half, but thoroughly enjoyed Pictures at an Exhibition!

Marcelo Vinces

Marcelo Vinces left a positive review 4/2/2013

The 4th dimension!

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