Belmont Celebrates Concert Hall Opening

McAfee Concert Hall

A Grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the new McAfee Concert Hall at Belmont University will be held tomorrow (10/5) at a 10:30 am.

Brass and classical choral ensembles will greet guests at the unveiling of the 857-seat Hall, which received design consultation from architects and acousticians involved with the construction of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The 56-year old venue will provide the campus a new, large concert venue suitable for acoustic performances.

In summer 2011, Belmont began a $9 million renovation of the space, which has been owned by the university as part of Belmont Heights Baptist Church. According to the Tennessean, the congregation will continue to worship at the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, and Belmont’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will utilize it for performances, practices and other events the rest of the time.

The building is now named in honor of the McAfee family, who has supported Belmont for years and provided the lead gift for the project.

The University will host its annual “Christmas At Belmont” in the venue December 1, at 2 and 7:30 pm; and December 2, at 2 pm.


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