The A. F. Siebert Chapel was commissioned in 1971 and completed in 1975. This striking building has been the chief symbol of spiritual life at Carthage for 40 years, and it is the primary space in which the Carthage community assembles for worship, convocations, and other events that are essential to the Carthage identity and heritage.
Siebert Chapel is located in the middle of the Carthage campus, in close proximity to the Hedberg Library and the Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center. It is symbolic of the College’s relationship to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its roots in the Christian faith. Together these buildings represent the holistic values of Carthage that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.
Siebert Chapel seats 1,325. In addition to the weekly Chapel Series, the Chapel hosts the College’s annual Christmas Festival held the first full weekend in December. Many music events are held in the Chapel throughout the year along with other all college events.
The massive Fritsch Memorial Organ holds a prominent place in the Chapel. This four-manual tracker-action pipe organ designed by Casavant Frères of Quebec, Canada, contains 3,495 pipes in five divisions.