Slide 1. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 2. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 3. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 4. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 5. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 6. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 7. Image by Matthew Atanian
Slide 8. Image by Matthew Atanian
The sheer volume of musical talent within the Holy Cross community was on display in the newly renovated Brooks Concert Hall on Jan. 30 for a dedication concert celebrating the space. Students, faculty and alumni entertained a standing room only crowd with a wide variety of musical performances.
The renovation of Brooks Concert Hall, named for former president of Holy Cross, the late Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., ’49, was made possible by donations from the Class of 1953. Three members of the class were in attendance at the concert.
For their 60th Reunion, members of the class contributed more than $500,000 in gifts and pledges for the renovation, which included, among other improvements, reorientation of audience seating and enhanced lighting. The effort was led by gift co-chairs William F. Glavin, John T. Magnier, Francis X. Stankard and class chair Rev. Earle Markey, S.J., associate director of Admissions. A plaque in recognition of the generosity of the Class of 1953 now hangs beside the portrait of Fr. Brooks outside the hall.
Fr. Brooks was instrumental in expanding the cultural offerings at Holy Cross, particularly in music. The full-tuition Brooks Music Scholarship is awarded annually to one high school senior, who will major in music. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in the area of instrumental/vocal performance or composition, as well as significant academic achievement. Fr. Brooks also commissioned the College’s award-winning Taylor and Boody Organ, designed in the tradition of 16th and 17th century Dutch and north German organs, which was completed and dedicated in 1985.
“How pleased Fr. Brooks would be to see how creatively this space has been reconfigured and decorated as a venue for musical performances,” said Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, president, in his introductory remarks.
View the music program (PDF).
‘Princeton Review Ranks Holy Cross Among Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education in the Country’
College ranks no. 9 nationally for most accessible professors
The College of the Holy Cross is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best...07/30/14
‘Holy Cross Ranks No. 53 on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges’
The College of the Holy Cross ranked no. 53 overall and no. 44 among private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges. Forbes partnered with the Washington,...07/28/14
‘Fiske Guide’ Includes Holy Cross Among ‘Best and Most Interesting’ Colleges
Once again, the College of the Holy Cross has been included in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.” Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the 2015...