Shryock Auditorium (SIUC)

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Shryock Auditorium
SIUC Shryock Auditorium.jpg
General information
Typeauditorium
LocationSouthern Illinois University Carbondale
Opened1918
Renovated1969-1970
Other information
Seating capacity1200

Shryock Auditorium located at 1050 S Normal Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Named for the fifth president of the university, Henry William Shryock, who died inside the building just before a student convocation on April 13, 1935.[1][2][3] This 1200 seat capacity auditorium is a focal point for musical performance and distinguished lectures across the SIUC campus.

Designed by the State Architect, James B. Dibelka of Chicago, Illinois, and construction awarded to Champaign area general contractor Mr. A. W. Stoolman; construction of the auditorium began in mid-1916, following the award of $135,000.00 (USD)[4] for construction by the Forty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois in early 1915.[5]

The auditoriums last major upgrade was in 1969-1970. The project included installation of updated theater lighting, and remodeling of the lobby. During 1970, the Reuter pipe organ was also installed on the upper balcony.[6]

Shryock Organ[edit]

SIUC Shryock "Marianne Webb" Organ.jpg

A prominent feature of the auditorium is the 3,312-pipe, 3-manual, 58-rank, Reuter Pipe Organ, Opus 1741 built in 1970.[7] The organ was designed by and named for professor of organ, emeritus - Ms. Marianne Webb (deceased - December 7, 2013).

Great Positiv-Choir Swell Pedal
16' Quintaten

8' Principal

8' Bourdon

4' Octave

4' Spitzflöte

2' Super Octave

IV Mixture

III Scharf

16' Dulzian

8' Trompete

Chimes

8' Gedeckt

8' Flute Dolce *

8' Flute Celeste *

4' Principal

4' Koppelflöte

2' Spitzprincipal

1 1/3' Quint

1' Sifflöte

III Cymbel

8' Krummhorn

Tremulant

8' Principal

8' Rohrflöte

8' Viole de Gambe

8' Viole Celeste

4' Principal

4' Hohlflöte

2 2/3' Nazard

2' Blockflöte

1 3/5' Tierce

V Plein Jeu

16' Fagot

8' Trompette

8' Hautbois

4' Clarion

Tremulant

32' Acoustic Bass

16' Principal

16' Subbass

16' Quintaten (GT)

16' Rohrflöte (SW)

8' Octave

8' Spitzflöte.

8' Rohrflöte (SW)

4' Super Octave

4' Nachthorn

2' Nachthorn

IV Mixture

16' Posaune

16' Fagot

8' Trumpet

4' Rohr Schalmey

Notable Events[edit]

Event Type Speaker / Performer Date
Public Lecture President of the United States, William Howard Taft 1918-04-04
Political Vice President of the United States, Richard Nixon [8][9] 1956-10-24
Interview Tom Waits [10] 1979-10-09
Comedian Paula Poundstone 2009-10-04
Lecture Buckminster Fuller [11] 1965-10-21
Variety Carol Channing [12] 2003-10-02
Funeral University President, Henry William Shryock [13] 1935-04-13
Concert Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand the Weather Tour 1984-02-11
Concert Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward Tour 1985-03-24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shryock, Henry William. - Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center". archives.lib.siu.edu.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Senate Synopsis: 49th General Assembly - State of Illinois. Springfield, Ill.: Schnepp & Barns, State Printers. June 30, 1915. p. 62. Retrieved 9 May 2016. (No: 422, Mar 22, Harry Wilson.) "An act to make an appropriation for the purpose of erecting and equiping a gymnasium, auditorium and administrative offices on the campus of the Southern Illinois State Normal University."
  6. ^ NORRIS, D.W. "Crown Jewel Peek behind the curtain at SIUC's Shryock Auditorium".
  7. ^ "OHS Pipe Organ Database". database.organsociety.org.
  8. ^ "Vice President Richard Nixon Campaign Visit :: SIUC Photographs (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)". collections.carli.illinois.edu.
  9. ^ "Vice President Richard Nixon Campaign Visit :: SIUC Photographs (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)". collections.carli.illinois.edu.
  10. ^ MediaBurnArchive (9 July 2012). "Interview with Tom Waits, Shryock Auditorium, 1979" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Vision 65". siudesign.org.
  12. ^ http://www.dailyegyptian.com/archives/article_03b56a2e-d55f-5b1e-9c81-d2ebe361aee6.html[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ [2][dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°42′57.4″N 89°13′4.7″W / 37.715944°N 89.217972°W / 37.715944; -89.217972