Worship and Performing Arts Center

Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

High Center Soft Opening

You are invited to join us for the opening of the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Our campus community has been eagerly anticipating the completion of this wonderful new facility for nearly two years. To celebrate, please come at 7:40 a.m. to the patio area of the Climenhaga Building and the High Center. At that time, Richard Roberson, dean of the school of the arts, will open the front doors of the building and invite employees and students to enter. Enjoy a few minutes informally exploring the building before you start your day.

While Parmer Hall (the main auditorium) and the High Foundation Recital Hall will not be open until the end of January, we are already planning our first public events in those venues. The first recital is scheduled for Jan. 27, and the first concert in Parmer Hall is scheduled for Feb. 17. The College will host a special all-employee chapel to commemorate the opening of the High Center in Parmer Hall on Feb.27, at 3:00 p.m. The announcement of the inaugural public event season for the High Center during the 2013-2014 academic year will be announced later this spring. Thank you to everyone in the Messiah College community who has played a part in planning, fundraising, developing and readying the High Center for use by our campus and the broader region, I hope you can join us for these upcoming events.

Artist Renderings of the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Work will begin on the water line replacement along College Ave from the South Entrance to the existing CFA (Climenhaga Fine Arts) Parking Lot. This work will involve excavation and the removal of the sidewalk from the CFA Parking Lot down the hill to the South Entrance. Employees and students are asked to use the sidewalk that runs between CFA and the Climenhaga Homestead. We expect that the sidewalk that runs from the CFA Parking Lot to the South Entrance will be closed for the duration of the construction of the High Center. Any questions should be directed to 691-6011, Facility Services.


Site Logistics Plan

Follow this link to see the pedestrian and construction access areas for the construction site.  This map also shows the new one way traffic plan while construction is under way.


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