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

Benedictine music students display talents at "Festival of the Arts"
November 3, 2008

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

The Benedictine University Department of Music will present its semiannual “Festival of the Arts” Saturday and Sunday, November 8 at Benedictine University’s Scholl Hall Room 101 and November 9 in St. Daniel Hall at Benet Academy. The festival begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 with a recital by the university and community students of Andrea R. DiOrio, clarinet, and Victoria VerHoven, voice. There is no admission charge. The festival concludes at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9 with the Concert Band’s performance titled “Am I Blue?” Maryann Flock is the director. Kristin Elgersma is the special guest and piano soloist performing “Rhapsody in Blue.” There is no admission charge. Other upcoming events include “Lessons and Carols” featuring the University’s Concert Band, Concert Choir and faculty. They will be leading Christmas music and readings at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7 in the St. Procopius Abbey. Donations are accepted for DuPage Public Action to Deliver Shelter (P.A.D.S.). Additionally, the New Horizons Band will be performing its holiday concert at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 in St. Daniel Hall at Benet Academy. The admission is $4. All performances are open to the public. 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.