2008
Benedictine music, voice students display talents at "Festival of the Arts"

Benedictine music, voice students display talents at "Festival of the Arts"
March 25, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Benedictine University Department of Music will present its semiannual “Festival of the Arts” Friday-Sunday, April 11-13 at St. Daniel Hall at Benet Academy. The festival begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11 with a performance by the Benedictine University Concert Choir under the direction of Marc Stingley. A recital by clarinetist junior Janet Bilder will follow at 7:30 p.m. 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 1:00 p.m., followed by a voice recital performed by the students of Victoria VerHoven and Marc Stingley at 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s performances conclude with recitals by juniors Victoria Fessler (violin) and Panah Nabili ( piano) at 4:00 p.m. The festival continues at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 with a performance by the Benedictine University Concert Band under the direction of Maryann Flock. The performance is titled “Music of the Day.” All performances are open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Department of Music at (630) 829-6320.

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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.