Oberlin College and Conservatory

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.


90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Upcoming Events

Oberlin College Arts & Sciences Orchestra: Tiffany Chang ’09, conductor

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. A performance by the Oberlin College Arts & Sciences Orchestra, conducted by Tiffany Chang...

10/16 7:30pm
Oberlin College Choir: Gregory Ristow '01, conductor

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. A performance by the Oberlin College Choir directed by Gregory Ristow '01. Program: Three pieces for...

10/17 7:30pm
Friday Night Organ Pump - Halloween Edition

Don't miss out on an Oberlin Tradition. The Halloween Edition of the Friday Night Organ Pump features the organ department students at their spookiest.

11/1 11:59pm
Oberlin Chamber Orchestra: Raphael Jiménez, conductor; Sibbi Bernhardsson '95, violin

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. A performance by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra conducted by Raphael Jiménez, with faculty soloist Sibbi...

11/2 7:30pm
President‘s Lecture with Professor Robert Bosch ’85 -‘‘Opt Art’’

Professor of Mathematics Robert Bosch '83 will give this year's President's Lecture titled, ‘‘Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design.’’ In...

11/8 12:15pm

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Eleanor Davidson

Eleanor Davidson left a positive review 12/16/2018

So much fun. Such wonderful soloists, a great orchestra and a very patient conductor (with all of us excited amateur singers). What amazes me is how important it is for so many to hear and sing this piece long, long after it was written. Thanks for the opportunity @Oberlin. I am growing to love the college.

Mark Harris

Mark Harris left a positive review 11/3/2018

The virtuosity of the viola work was magnificent as it was subtle. Maestro Jimenez’s direction of of the less familiar 6th Symphony of Divorzak without a score was enrapturing and precise.
An Oberlin program exquisitely delivered!

Eduardo Sienra Lempeke

Eduardo Sienra Lempeke left a positive review 9/15/2017

Breathtaking... had so much fun

Marcelo Vinces

Marcelo Vinces left a positive review 9/13/2016

So inspiring.

Dale Preston

Dale Preston left a positive review 4/3/2016


Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 4/7/2015

Such a wonderful time, and I liked having the opportunity to ask a fun first question too! Thanks for bringing Vijay and other luminaries like him in the humanities!!

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 4/18/2015

A wonderful final full-school concert for Dan and Noah, and simply a fantastic time - also an extraordinary and enjoyable performance from Brendan Eprile! Thanks all!

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 10/1/2013

This guy is a boss! Strongly recommended, hope Oberlin can bring him back!!

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.