About the Town with The Lakeside Singers

Dan Riley

Daniel Riley (bass) has been singing with the Lakeside Singers for 14 years. Daniel will be appearing this summer in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the American Blues Theater.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short – yet spectacular – career and features the classic songs “That’ll be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”, Richie Valens’s “La Bamba”, plus many more.

“Brilliant cast rocks Buddy Holly back to life. ... Buddy Holly can easily compete with any musical on or off Broadway!” – WTTW
  • June 29 — September 15
  • American Blues Theater
  • Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
  • Buy Tickets here

The Lakeside Singers Welcome Two New Sopranos

Sladjana Saric

We are very pleased to introduce to you one of our new singers for the fall season. Sladjana Saric was born in Serbia and fell in love with opera at an early age. She began by studying accordion and flute and ultimately earned both a BA and MA in flute performance as well as a masters in vocal performance in Belgrade, Serbia. After receiving her degrees, she began singing opera in Serbia and developed a repertoire of opera roles which she has performed both in Europe and the U.S.

Sladjana is a new resident in the US and is married with two children.

For a preview of just what she brings to the Lakeside Singers click here to hear her sing some Puccini!

Juli Brubaker

New to our roster this year as a first soprano, Juli comes with a Bachelors Degree in classical vocal performance from the University of Denver and a Masters Degree in vocal performance and literature from Northwestern University. A winner of numerous honors and awards in vocal competitions, she has performed in a wide variety of solo roles from Broadway to Opera.

Juli teaches private voice at the Music Institute of Chicago and in their Musikgarten Program. She is a co-founder and performer for Green Light Vocal Productions and is the choral assistant at Immaculate Conception Parish of Highland Park.

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