Our Seventeenth Holiday Concert
"Home for the Holidays" - Holiday Music from the United States
“Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,” For our 17th joyful holiday season, The Lakeside Singers offer you a delightful mix of familiar and new music to make you feel warm and cozy, wherever you call home. Classical, pop, folk and jazz made famous by The Kings’ Singers, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and Whitney Houston. Plus a fun-filled, audience sing-a-long. A great tradition and a wonderful time for your whole family, guaranteed!

  • - Friday, December 4 - 8:00 PM - The Nichols Concert Hall - The Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston
  • - Monday, December 7 - 8:00 PM- The Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
  • - Friday, December 18 - 8:00 PM- The Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut St., Chicago
  • - Saturday, December 19 - 8:00 PM- The Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
Get your tickets now! Tickets for Chicago, Evanston and Naperville are available here. Tickets for Arlington Heights are available here

Don't Stop the Beat!
A very special benefit for The Lakeside Singers
Friday evening • October 16, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
Illinois 60035
Free parking is readily available
The Lakeside Singers invite you to share an evening of food, drink, music and lots of fun with some of Chicago’s finest singers, musicians and friends.

  • - Pre-concert wine and cheese
  • - A light dinner and dessert
  • - A special performance by The Lakeside Singers featuring solos and small ensembles from the group in their signature eclectic repertoire
  • - Raffles, games, and more music, music, music!
$100 per person or $700 for a table of eight
Purchase your benefit tickets online by clicking here or by calling our Executive Director, Mary Stewart, at 847-382-5085.

Unique in its mission, musical scope and talent base, The Lakeside Singers are an ensemble unlike any other. We make a significant contribution to Chicago’s cultural landscape. We rely on the leadership, commitment and generosity of you - our extraordinary supporters - to remain a viable presence for years to come. If you can’t attend the benefit, please consider becoming a vital part of The Lakeside Singers’ family by making a tax-deductible contribution. You can send checks payable to:

The Lakeside Singers
1103 Cleveland St
Evanston IL 60202

You may also contribute by credit card online or by calling our Executive Director, Mary Stewart, at 847-382-5085. All proceeds benefit the musical activities of The Lakeside Singers and Kids on Track.

The first annual Ravinia Night Fundraiser to benefit The Lakeside Singers was a huge success!
Our festival tent opened at 6 pm and was soon overflowing with donors who got to meet many of the singers as well as the board of directors. Food and drinks were served and a great time was had by everyone. The guests received pavilion seats to “The Chicago Symphony Goes to the Movies Night” and the chorus sang to music composed by Danny Elfman for the movies of Tim Burton - films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you’ve seen Tim Burton’s films you know they’re not the easiest movies in the world to sing to. Our talented singers handled the difficult score with aplomb and to a standing ovation!


On February 27, 2016, The Lakeside Singers will perform music from Duke Ellington’s Three Sacred Concerts with The Chicago Jazz Orchestra at the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville!!

In the last decade of his life, Duke Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts: The First Concert of Sacred Music in 1965, the second in 1968 and the third in 1973. Ellington called these concerts "the most important thing I have ever done". Critic Richard S. Ginell has stated that the music "taps into Ellington's roots in showbiz and African-American culture as well as his evidently deep religious faith, throwing it all together in the spirit of universality and sealing everything with the stamps of his musical signatures".

The Lakeside Singers are thrilled to be performing selections from these concerts with The Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Under the leadership of conductor and artistic director Jeff Lindberg, the CJO has garnered national and international recognition for presenting performances of classic American jazz orchestra repertoire. The music from the three Sacred Concerts is rarely performed as a single presentation, which makes this exciting night with The Chicago Jazz Orchestra an event not to be missed.

The concert will take place at The Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville on February 27, 2016. Tickets will be available through the Box Office at the Wentz Concert Hall. Prices and further information to be posted soon.