Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus

Purchase Tickets:

To browse and purchase all available tickets through the park district website, please click here.
All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Drive.


To view more information about the 2016-2017 Season and download a ticket order form, please click here. 

Waukegan Concert Chorus

First Presbyterian Church
122 N Martin Luther King, Jr Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085

American A cappella

Evening

Single Tickets

Adult: $10
Senior/Military: $8 (with ID)
Student: $5 (with ID)
Students 18 and under are FREE
(Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Performances

American A Cappella

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4pm
The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson
Shaker Songs by Kevin Siegfried
“In Remembrance” from Requiem by Eleanor Daley

Evening

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4pm
Six Evening Hymns by Malcom Williamson
An Evening Benediction by J. Christopher Pardini
Evening Star -- Victor Johnson; Words by Edgar Allan Poe
Evening by Ruth Morris Gray; Words by Emily Dickinson
Abide with Me – Five different arrangements

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra

Single Tickets

Adult: $15
Senior/Military: $10 (with ID)
Students: $7 (with ID)
Students 18 and under are FREE
(Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Music for the Bard

Young People

Spirit Reborn

Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School
2325 Brookside Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085

Please click here to purchase tickets through the Park District website.

Performances

Music For the Bard - Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7pm
Violin Soloist Joshua Brown
Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
Mozart - Violin Concerto in A, “Turkish”
Nicolai - Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Walton - Two pieces from Henry V
Berlioz - King Lear Overture, Op. 4
Bernstein - Selections from West Side Story

Young People's Concert

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11am
This special concert is a musical tour of the sections of the orchestra along with some glimpses into the world of music making. This is a perfect family activity. Students are free when accompanied by an adult and the adult tickets are $5.
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A Spirit Reborn

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5, “The Reformation”
Additional works by J.S. Bach and Otto Nicolai to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
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Waukegan Symphony
Orchestra and Concert Chorus

 

Messiah

Performance

Favero "Do It Yourself" Messiah & Carol Sing-Along

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7pm
First United Methodist Church
128 N Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
$15 general admission, 18 and under free
For more information, please call
847-360-4740.


Season Tickets Are No Longer Available

Online and Telephone Ticket Orders

WSOCC performances can be made through:

Brown Paper Tickets

JBC Box Office
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
 Bowen Park
39 Jack Benny Drive
Waukegan, IL

Please call for reservations – 847-360-4740.


A little bit of history…

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra was born on April 24, 1974 when favorite comedic son Jack Benny returned to his home town of Waukegan to star in the WSO’s initial performance. It was a magical night, held at Waukegan High School’s auditorium. Like the Music Center of Lake County, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra has made itself synonymous with the broad range of culture that is the hallmark of our city. Through its history, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra has engaged its audiences in both traditional and challenging works. Musical direction now rests in the capable hands of Maestro Stephen Blackwelder who has brought new energy and focus to the organization.

Waukegan Concert Chorus was established as a community chorus in 1976 to sing with the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. The members of the community recognized the great benefit of retaining such a cultural asset in the community and the Chorus continued as an independent sister organization to the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra. Today, Music Director Randy Casey ’s baton leads this community chorus.

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