A member of The Lakeside Singers since its inception, Keith earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Elmhurst College, and his Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University. He is currently teaching private voice and instrumental students in Western Springs, Bolingbrook, and at Naperville North High School. Keith enjoys acting as conductor, vocalist, and trumpet player for a community big band, and is an active adjudicator for the Chicago Public Schools. He continues his audiophile hobby by repairing vintage audio gear. Yes, he listens to vinyl, and still buys tubes. Originally from Matteson, IL, Keith now resides in Bolingbrook.
First year member, True Bass Mark Haddad earned his BM in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University and his MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware. Aside from the Lakeside Singers, he currently sings with Chicago-based chamber choir Bella Voce and the choir of St. Chrysostom’s in Gold Coast. He is also a member of the supplemental chorus for the Grant Park Music Festival, and has recently performed the Rachmaninoff Vespers in July of 2017. When he is not singing, he works as a substitute teacher with Chicago Public Schools and also works security at various concerts and festivals. In his free time, he works out regularly, and is an avid pool player.
Ned sang with the Chicago Symphony Chorus for 15 seasons, performing as a soloist in “Moses Und Aaron” under Pierre Boulez during their Berlin tour and singing in their Grammy winning recording of “Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg.” He has been active in local theatre and is a member of Northminster Presbyterian Chancel Choir. Ned grew up in Tucson, is a University of Arizona alumni and works as a futures broker for EDF Man Capital Markets. He and his wife Heidi also perform in an Evanston-based funk band called Chicken Bone.
Dan Mackey received his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University-CCPA, in vocal performance. He is currently a soloist for North shore opera hour, a small, Evanston-Skokie based opera company. He also is the bass soloist and section leader for a west side Catholic Church. Dan teaches voice in a suburban high school and music studio, and is currently studying vocal pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University.
Jon is a studio singer, composer, freelance producer, woodwind player and keyboard player in the Chicago music scene. His voice, instruments and writing have been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials worldwide for over 30 years. Jon produced more than 700 tracks and 70+ CDs for the pre-school music program Kindermusik. He has performed with Celine Dion, Bob Hope, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Enuff Z’nuff, Debbie Reynolds & Donald O’Connor, Eddie Arnold, The Lennon Sisters, Dennis DeYoung and Styx, among others. With his wife Jacque, he operates Momcat Music, a music production company producing children’s music, church music and industrials for corporations and commercials.
Dan has performed in professional and community venues all over Chicago and the suburbs, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolis Performing Arts Center and Court Theatre. A lifelong resident of Chicago, he studied at Roosevelt University. As a member of the band The Embraceables, Dan released an album (Stories, 2010) and performed in twelve cities as part of a twelve-stop tour to New York. He regularly sings with the Schola Cantorum Cathedralis at Holy Name Cathedral, and can be heard on Voices on the Dark Side's a capella Dark Side of the Moon (VOCOMOTION Records, 2006). Most recently, Daniel appeared in the ensemble of Paramount Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd.
Mark Haddad earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University and his Master’s in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware. Mark also currently sings with the Chicago-based chamber choir Bella Voce and the choir of St. Chrysostom’s in the Gold Coast. He is a member of the supplemental chorus of the Grant Park Music Festival, and has recently performed the Rachmaninoff Vespers in July of 2017. When he is not singing, he works as a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and also works security at various concerts and festivals. In his free time he works out regularly and is an avid pool player.