ABOUT THE LAKESIDE SINGERS
I get to peform with the greatest entertainers, throughout the years I've experienced great joy but working with the talented singers here in Chicago, singers who perform on stage, on camera and around the world? It's Heaven for me. With the Lakeside Singers, its about the art, the theory and the performance of music.
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 great singing that thrill audiences — classicial masterpieces from around the world as well as vocal jazz, thrilling gospel, rythmn and blues and popular standards. Founded in the fall of 1999, the Lakeside Singers is a unique group of outstanding professional singers, composers and arrangers, half of whom have the majority of their performing experience in classical choral music and half in non-classical styles. Individually, they have performed in TV and radio commercials, operas, early music ensembles, film scores, Broadway shows, jazz clubs, cruise ships, cabarets and classical and popular concerts across the country.
|Few other groups give their audiences both a well-studied classical sound during the first half of the concerts and a totally different experience when the same group of singers move to microphones in front of a live band for the second half.
What is consistent is the Lakeside SingersÂ’ commitment to mutually respect their differing skills and learn from each other, while delivering the highest level of musical integrity no matter what the style.
It's a show like no other and one that you'll surely want to experience.
Few other groups give their audiences both a well-studied classical sound during the first half of the concerts and a totally different experience when the same group of singers move to microphones in front of a live band for the second half. What is consistent is the Lakeside SingersÂ’ commitment to mutually respect their differing skills and learn from each other, while delivering the highest level of musical integrity no matter what the style.
The Lakeside Singers are headquartered in Evanston and operate under the leadership of Robert Bowker, noted singer, conductor, composer, arranger and producer. The devotion of The Lakeside Singers to their music is evident. Individuals must audition for acceptance to the group and must re-audition every two years. 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.
The Lakeside Singers' joy and appreciation of the broad range of musical styles they present is contagious — offering their audiences the unique opportunity to indulge their individual musical tastes and to acquire an appreciation of the beauty and value of great music of any style.
For more information call our Executive Director, Mary Stewart, at (847) 382-5085 or e-mail her by clicking here.
Visit the Lakeside Singers website at http://lakesidesingers.com