About Us

The Lakeside Singers are dedicated to bridging the worlds of classical and popular choral music by presenting a wide range of musical styles — including cross-cultural, classical literature from around the world as well as stylistically authentic arrangements of jazz, gospel, rock, folk, R&B and other popular genres — at the highest artistic level.

Founded in the Fall of 1999, the Lakeside Singers are a unique ensemble of professional singers who perform the very best in vocal music in an extraordinary variety of styles. Their concerts are exciting, eclectic programs of classical masterpieces from around the world as well as vocal jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues and popular standards. Individually, group members have performed in TV and radio commercials, operas, early music ensembles, film scores, Broadway shows, and in jazz clubs, cruise ships, cabarets and classical and popular concerts across the country.

In addition to their concerts, in recent years they have appeared four times at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park and will appear a fifth time during the summer of 2014 performing “the Lord of the Rings” with Maestro Ludwig Wicki and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Lakeside Singers are headquartered in Evanston and operate under the leadership of Robert Bowker, noted singer, conductor, composer, arranger and producer. While the group is headquartered in Evanston, most of the group do not reside there but come to rehearse every week from as far away as Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Elmhurst, Oak Park and the south side of Chicago.

At the core of what we do is the desire to offer audiences the opportunity to indulge their individual musical tastes and to acquire an appreciation of the beauty and value of great vocal music of any style.

For more information call our Executive Director, Mary Stewart at (847) 382-5085 or her.

2014 George Simon