Founders Day-Fine Arts

Support Fine Arts at Belmont Abbey

Goal: 7,000

Every dollar up to $2,000 will be doubled thanks to a generous matching gift from 1980 alum Kevin McKane.

From the earliest days of Belmont Abbey College, with the founding of the Abbey Players theatre company in 1883, the students, faculty, and staff have collaborated in dramatic and musical performances.

This tradition has taken differing forms, but remains a constant of the Abbey experience. Today, we offer a variety of opportunities and activities such as:

  • Arts at the Abbey— a free cultural series that brings artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and genres to campus.
  • The Abbey Chorus, founded more recently, the campus choral ensemble is open both to members of the college and neighboring communities. As part of the Arts at the Abbey series, the ensemble primarily performs sacred works of the past 500 years but also does a variety of secular music from folksongs to musicals. All performances are free to the public.
  • The Abbey Players— in continuous production for the last 137 years, these productions are open to performers in the wider community through our association with Belmont Community Theatre since 1883. We take great pride in creating professional-level productions in an intimate setting. Audiences enjoy some of the best performances in our region at an affordable price.
  • The Abbey Dancers performs a concert every Spring, takes part in the Christmas at the Abbey annual event, and performs at a variety of community events throughout the year. All campus performances are open to the public and free for all students.

By supporting the Fine Arts today, you will help ensure that these programs continue to offer best-in-class opportunities for our students and remain free or affordable to the public.

And, thanks to the generosity of Abbey Alum Kevin McKane, your Founders’ Day Gift can go even further! Every dollar up to $2,000 will be doubled for the Founders’ Day Challenge!

Make a Gift to support Fine Arts Today!

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