The Christendom College Class of 2016 presented the annual senior benefit concert on September 18, featuring the very best of Christendom’s vibrant musical community. Performing to raise funds for the annual senior class gift, students helped raise over $1000 — a new record for the senior benefit concert, all of which will be given back to the college at the end of the academic year.
Held during Parents’ Weekend, the concert drew a packed audience of families, faculty, staff, and students into St. Lawrence Commons for an evening of true talent. A variety of performances hit the stage, including guitar players, jugglers, pianists, Irish dancers, and stand-up comedy acts, resulting in the most successful senior benefit concert ever for the college.
“We had the best attendance we’ve ever experienced for one of these concerts, and the level of talent shown by the student body certainly matched that,” says director of student activities Caitlin Bowers.
“This concert is a wonderful way for the students to entertain the entire Christendom community every year, while also enabling them to give back to the college through all of the funds raised. I couldn’t be more proud of the senior class for organizing and running this successful event,” said Bowers.
All of the over $1000 in proceeds will go toward the 2016 senior class gift, which will aid in improving campus life in a soon to be determined way. In past years, senior class gifts have helped in adding new, popular additions to campus, including the new scoreboard on Crusader Fields and the piazza in front of Regina Coeli Hall.