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.  



Singers say they belong to Lake Street Church choirs to learn, grow, connect and serve:

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. Thanks to the congregation’s openness to music from other spiritual paths and the generosity of the many fine professional and amateur musicians within our community, worship music at Lake Street Church is varied and deep.

Each year, the Chancel Choir welcomes community guest singers, soloists, and orchestras 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:

Magnificat by J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi

German Requiem by Johannes Brahms

Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

La Fiesta de la Posada by Dave Brubeck

Requiem by Gabriel Faure

In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi

The Messiah by Georg Frederic Handel

The Creation by Joseph Haydn

Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez

Gloria by John Rutter

Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

The women or the men of the Lake Street Church Chancel Choir enjoy presenting music written for treble or bass voices for an occasional service. Anyone interested in singing with these occasional choirs but without the weekly commitment of being in the Chancel Choir should contact Lake Street Church Music Director Diana Schmück.

“I love that it is a teaching choir. We sing a range of sacred world music- from medieval to contemporary and from chant to Broadway.”
“Music is simply important to me—
it stirs me, speaks to my spirit, 
gets me beyond myself.”
“Fellow choir members have become friends. Really talented section leaders and directors are also good people to be around.”
“It’s a spiritual practice. It involves giving of myself, interacting with the congregation, and gaining insight into people, music, and the essence of God.”
“The special concerts are hard
work and beautiful music,”
“The Sanctuary is a sacred place
to sing sacred music.”

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.