Belmont to Turn Neighboring Church into Concert Venue

082110-concert-hallNashville’s Belmont University plans to turn a neighboring church into a classical concert hall.

The school announced Friday a $7 million renovation to Belmont Heights Baptist Church, which is already owned by the university. Belmont is now trying to raise the money to pay for construction.

A statement from the school says the Belmont Heights congregation will be allowed to continue worshiping in what will be a new concert venue, albeit with much-improved acoustics

Some of the same architects who designed the Schermerhorn Symphony Center are working on the new Belmont concert hall.

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