Category: Hope College

Grand Rapids Symphony's Sacred Dimensions series marks 500th anniversary of Reformation with Hope College program

Five hundred years ago, an obscure theologian launched a scholarly dispute against the Roman Catholic Church’s efforts to raise money to rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Martin Luther, an Augustinian priest, issued his objections to the church’s practice of selling indulgences, allegedly nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church on Oct. 31, 1517. That crack of a hammer on the nail that affixed Luther’s academic challenge soon shook the very... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Monday, March 27, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony helps inaugurate Hope College's $35 million Miller Center for Musical Arts

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Hope College was founded near the Lake Michigan shores in Holland. Never in the college’s 150-year history did it ever have a venue devoted entirely to music – until the opening of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The Grand Rapids Symphony capped off the Miller Center’s inaugural year with an appearance in May. Named for benefactor Jack H. Miller, the 800-seat auditorium opened last fall. “This is the house that... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, July 8, 2016

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