Benedictine music, voice students display talents at "Festival of the Arts"

Benedictine music, voice students display talents at "Festival of the Arts"
April 2, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Benedictine University Department of Music will present its semiannual “Festival of the Arts” Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 at St. Daniel Hall at Benet Academy. The festival begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 with performances by the Benedictine University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Henning and the Benedictine Concert Choir directed by Peter Jermihov. The Benedictine University Student Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to appear during the choir’s program. Saturday’s performances begin at 12:00 p.m. with a recital by students in the preparatory music program. Benedictine University’s applied students perform at 2:00 p.m., followed by a voice recital performed by the students of Victoria VerHoven. The festival concludes at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15 with the University Concert Band’s performance titled “A Grand Celebration of Band Music.” Maryann Flock is the director and Alicia Cordoba Tait is the oboe soloist. All performances are open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Department of Music at (630) 829-6320.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.