- Last Updated: 10 March 2017 10 March 2017
Built in 1896, the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium is Monmouth College's oldest academic building. It contains the Louise DuBois Kasch Performance Hall, rehearsal rooms, and dressing rooms. The performance hall features a vaulted ceiling, historic stained glass, large stage, a wrap-around balcony and seating for 600 guests. Its warm acoustic environment has been praised by visiting artists.
Designed by renowned architect Dan Everett Waid in 1896, the Auditorium was totally renovated internally. In addition to extensive modernization of the lower level, the main level was restored to its original look. Work was also done to the balcony, the organ and the building is now air-conditioned. Work was completed during the spring of 2003.
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Three Monmouth College vocal groups that performed in Florida during the College’s spring break will stage an encore presentation of the tour program in Monmouth.
Free and open the public, the concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Kasch Performance Hall of the college’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
The tour, which opened March 4 at Eden Church in Edwardsville, Ill., included performances in Florida churches in Bradenton, Sarasota and Cocoa.
“During the tour, the Chorale and Chamber Choir performed a wide variety of music, including classical music from the Renaissance period through pieces that were composed very recently,” said Associate Professor of Music Tim Pahel, who directs the groups. “There were also multicultural selections, such as a Brazilian folk song and an African-American spiritual.”