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Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts building adjoins the Dale Horton Auditorium. It provides facilities for teaching, practicing, and performing for music, speech, and art courses. Special features include a 140-seat Recital Hall, Experimental Theater, electronic piano lab, and art gallery. Music facilities include teaching studios for piano and voice, soundproof practice studios, and band, orchestra, and choral rooms. Art facilities include classrooms for drawing, painting, and graphic arts; photography lab; state-of-the-art computer labs; and 3 exhibit areas to display student and faculty work. An all-digital recording studio facilitates the production of college recordings. Video facilities handle the production of the weekly Rejoice in the Lord national telecast. Fully automated WPCS radio station is home of Rejoice Broadcast Network.

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Crowne Centre

The Crowne Centre—a 298,000-square-foot, 5,892-seat multipurpose auditorium—stands on Main Drive near the front entrance of campus. Used for college chapel, Campus Church services, and other occasions, the auditorium combines excellence in aesthetics and technology. An 18-by-24-foot magnification screen above the pulpit allows those seated in back or in the balcony to better see the speakers and events on the platform. A 2-story, 100-foot revolving stage platform gives flexibility in scheduling back-to-back events. The building also houses spacious orchestra and choir rehearsal areas, two 200-seat wedding chapels with hospitality rooms, and one stand-alone hospitality room.

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Dale Horton Auditorium

The Dale Horton Auditorium is one of the largest performing arts auditoriums in the Southeast with a seating capacity of 3,500. It is named in honor of Jesse Dale Horton, father of PCC’s founder. The circular lobby wall is covered with a 250,000-pound California clay mural, depicting Biblical events from Creation to the Second Coming of Christ. Seating in the auditorium was originally designed for the Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C.

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Rawson Chapel

In 1992, PCC purchased a church complex adjacent to campus, and after extensive renovation, the buildings became the Rawson Chapel, Fellowship Hall, and nursery for faculty/staff children. The multi-purpose facilities function well for performing arts events, weddings, receptions, and fellowships. In 2010–11, new renovations added a covered entrance, expanded parking, landscaping, and interior improvements. The Chapel also features a classic style, 3-manual pipe organ similar to those in major concert halls. PCC purchased the organ from a church in south Florida, then added additional pipes, a harp rank, and a French-style center principal which was custom built in Ohio by America’s finest pipe builder. This grand classic organ allows keyboard majors to study artistry on a true pipe organ rather than an electronic substitute.