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Finney Chapel

90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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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.


Upcoming Events

POSTPONED: Convocation: An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

POSTPONED: Convocation: An Evening with Annie... 4/1 7:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Stay connected to the Events Calendar for details regarding her rescheduled Convocation. --- Creating some of the...

Artist Recital Series: Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano and Warren Jones, piano

Artist Recital Series: Stephanie Blythe,... 4/2 8:00pm

The originally scheduled performance with John Relyea, bass-baritone, has been revised due to illness. All tickets for John Relyea's concert will be...

CANCELED: Friday Night Organ Pump

CANCELED: Friday Night Organ Pump 4/3 11:55pm

Experience a tradition with the Friday Night Organ Pump. Event features an organ performance by conservatory majors beginning at midnight in Finney Chapel.

Oberlin Chamber Orchestra: Raphael Jiménez, conductor

Oberlin Chamber Orchestra: Raphael Jiménez,... 4/4 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, Raphael Jiménez, conductor,...

Convocation: An Evening with Vijay Seshadri ’74

Convocation: An Evening with Vijay Seshadri ’74 4/7 7:30pm

Vijay Seshadri is the author of three collections of poetry: the Pulitzer Prize-winner, 3 Sections; The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award; and...

Recent Events

Billy Hart Quartet 3/14/2015

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Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 3/31/2015

I loved this entire convocation - thanks for procuring such a high-profile, fantastic convocation speaker as usual! I strongly believe that any Oberlin student who has the time to attend the convocations not only ought to go, but is obligated to do so - especially something as interdisciplinary and fundamental as yesterday's event with Editor Baquet.

Sharon Pearson

Sharon Pearson left a positive review 2/22/2014

Great. Love to have the opportunity to meet celebrities in settings like this.

Danyang Dong

Danyang Dong left a positive review 9/27/2014

awesome I had joy from this concert, sitting at the back and enjoy music alone is cool to top

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 9/19/2014

An incredible third convocation and one of my all time favorites! I am a second year and I've been to every convocation Oberlin has offered, so I speak with a fair degree of relativity! This Radiolab team is phenomenal, effervescent, hilarious, intelligent, entertaining, and highly enlightening! I learned stuff, had fun, talked with cool students and professors, and just had a wonderful time. An excellent way to kick off the fourth week of the semester/ end the third week as everything gets more intense...

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.

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