Beverly & John Lord Knight Performance Hall unveiled

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Northwestern recently unveiled the newly renovated lobby and performance hall in the Totino Fine Arts Center. The space previously known as Maranatha Hall, has been renamed to the Beverly & John Lord Knight Performance Hall, due to the Lord Knight’s generous donations to the renovations. The renovations have created a larger lobby space with updated finishes throughout. The new lobby contains two fireplaces and six 13-foot-high doors that provide a great view of the campus green. All of the lighting has been updated with color shifting LED’s to enhance the experience in the space along with 10 large chandeliers.

Within the middle of the foyer is a lighted cross. The cross has been built into the supportive pillar—not only serving as a piece of adornment, but of structure. This piece represents Christ’s foundation in our institution and lives, and will continue to serve as a steadfast reminder to the Northwestern community and guests of our institution.

On the wall of the foyer is an inscription of 2 Corinthians 3:3, “You are a letter from Christ”… written not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone but tablets of human hearts.” This verse stands as a reminder of our students—who are like the letter’s Paul talks about in 2 Corinthians 3—a great reminder of the Lord’s work and faithfulness as they carry the message of Christ. 

The dedication to the newly renovated performance hall and foyer took place prior to this year’s Christmas at Northwestern celebration. 

We pray this space will continue to serve as a monument of the great work the Lord continues to do at Northwestern.