21st Annual Fall Benefit

Joy. Mastery. Versatility. Exuberance.

Audiences use these words to describe what makes the Lakeside Singers so unique. Support the Lakeside Singers with an evening of food, drink, music and fun at our annual fall benefit!

  • Sunday • October 6 • 5-8 pm
  • The Glen Club
  • 2901 W Lake Av, Glenview
  • Free parking is readily available

Over dinner, cocktails, dessert and conversation, you get a closer look at what sets the Lakeside Singers apart. The evening will feature small ensembles, soloists, and group numbers, all exploring the variety and beauty that make up their signature eclectic repertoire.

You’ll hear a select group of high school singers from the fabulous Lindblom High School chorus, part of this year’s Kids On Track Outreach program. Great kids! Great singers!

Plus you can win wonderful prizes at raffles and games


$125 per person
$1,000 for a table of ten

Purchase your benefit tickets online on our website or by calling our Executive Director, Mary Stewart, at 847-382- 5085.

Julie Bayer

Julie Bayer will once again exercise her comic acting ability as she takes the role of Florence Unger in the all female version of Neil Simon’s Odd Couple. This revision of his classic hit looks at divorced opposites co-habitating in the same apartment and gets a fresh spin with female leads. The show runs from October 11 through November 3 at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. Click here for ticket information:

Our 2019 Holiday Concert Series

It’s The Best Time Of The Year!

Special Guest Artist Bobby Lewis is featured in the most eclectic concert in Chicago. Carols from Norway and Appalachia, a klezmer “Deck the Hall,” a visit from Scrooge, Gospel, Jazz and a delightful mix of serious and fun music everyone will enjoy.

  • The Best Time of the Year • Carols, Classics and Holiday Fun 
  • Saturday, Dec 7 • 7:30 •  Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E Gartner Rd, Naperville 
  • Monday, Dec 9 • 7:30 •  Metropolis Arts Center,  111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights
  • Friday, Dec 13 • 8:00 • St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St, Chicago
  • Saturday, Dec 14 • 7:30 •  Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Av, Evanston

Tickets for the Music Institute of Chicago (Evanston), St. James Cathedral (Chicago) and Grace United Methodist Church (Naperville) are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and students and $10 for children under 12. Preferred seating is available in Evanston and Chicago for $45. Congregation Members of Grace Church can buy tickets for Naperville for $20. Tickets for Evanston, Chicago and Naperville can be purchased on our website www.lakesidesingers.com or by calling 847-382-8085. Group prices are available. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Tickets for the Metropolis are $35 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased on the Metropolis website www.metroploisarts.com or by calling 847-577-2121.

A new Soprano joins the Lakeside Singers!

Nicole Besa

Soprano Nicole Besa was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska, and is now based in Chicago and New York. She was a winner of the 2016 Classical Singer competition, and has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boho Theatre, Anchorage Opera, GIA Publications, the Kathleen Battle Chorus, and others.

Nicole is a member of AGMA and is represented for the Theatre, Film, Commercial, and Voiceover industries by Gray Talent Group. Catch Nicole this fall as Josephine in Boho Theatre’s Big Fish, or as Nimeda in the feature film Dreaming Grand Avenue www.nicolebesa.com

Videos of our 20th Anniversary Premieres

The Lakeside Singers had the honor of commissioning four new works to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season. Here are in-concert recordings of our performances, in case you missed them. We couldn’t be more proud to be the first to sing these beautiful works of art. We hope you enjoy listening to them!

Jean Belmont Ford

Learn more about Jean

Greg Jasperse

Learn more about Greg

Marianne Kim

Learn more about Marianne

Paul Langford

Learn more about Paul
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