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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.