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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

Presidential Address: State of the College

Presidential Address: State of the College 5/24 10:30am

President Marvin Krislov will deliver his State of the College address at 11 a.m., following an organ recital performed by Alcee Chriss III '15, BMus/MMus in...

Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty Years Later

Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty... 5/24 1:30pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Commencement address presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in June 1965. Rev. King’s address was...

Commencement Recital II

Commencement Recital II 5/24 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating...

Academic Procession

Academic Procession 5/25 9:00am

Participants in the 2015 Oberlin College Commencement ceremony should assemble at Finney Chapel. Due to our high profile speakers, please allow yourself...

Academy for High School Organists Guest Recital

Academy for High School Organists Guest Recital 6/23 7:30pm

Guests of the Oberlin Organ Academy perform.

Recent Events

Opera Scenes II 5/10/2015

Recent Activity

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.

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.

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