All who love to sing are welcome to participate in LSC’s choirs including our Chancel Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir.
This choir, directed by Dr. Bonnie Campbell, sings a wide variety of sacred pieces in Sunday worship services and participates in joint events with other area church choirs. Rehearsals take place in the Choir Room (Room 204) on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. and in the sanctuary on Sundays from 8:45-9:30 a.m. Youth and children sing with the choir from time to time.
Accompanied by our historic Kimball pipe organ or 1913 Mason and Hamlin grand piano, the Chancel Choir leads the congregation in singing hymns of diverse styles and traditions. The many fine professional and amateur musicians within our community combine with the congregation’s openness to music from other spiritual paths, adding variety and depth.
Each year, the Chancel Choir welcomes community guest singers, soloists, and orchestra to perform major choral works. The public is invited to these free special concerts, which are sponsored by the Daniel C. Jones Memorial Fund.
The following works have been performed in recent years:
In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi
Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi
Requiem by Gabriel Faure
The Creation by Joseph Haydn
The Messiah by Georg Frederic Handel
Gloria by John Rutter
Magnificat by J.S. Bach
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti
Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens
German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
The Men’s Choir, directed by former Director of Music, Alice Lane, meets periodically at noon on Sundays in the Choir Room (Room 204). Men of all ages who like to sing in close harmony are encouraged to join. This group provides music for the worship service several times throughout the year.
The women of the Lake Street Church Chancel Choir enjoy presenting music written for treble voices for an occasional service. Anyone interested in singing with other women but without the weekly commitment of being in the Chancel Choir should contact Lake Street Church Music Director Diana Schmück.
To learn more about our choirs, or any aspect of Lake Street Church’s Music Program, call Diana Schmück, Director of Music, 847-864-2181, ext. 114; or send us a message.