Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus


Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) was born on April 24, 1974 when favorite comedic son Jack Benny returned to his hometown of Waukegan to star in the WSO’s initial performance. It was a magical night, held at the Orlin D. Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus. Like the Music Center of Lake County, the WSO has made itself synonymous with the broad range of culture that is the hallmark of Waukegan. Through its history, the WSO has engaged its audiences in both traditional and challenging works.

Most Waukegan Symphony Orchestra performances  are held at the Orlin D. Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus, located at 2325 Brookside Avenue in Waukegan. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.

Concerts Date Time Tickets
Inspirations Sunday, October 3, 2021 4pm Past
Mozart Mania Sunday, November 7, 2021 4pm Past
Joseph A. Favero “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along Friday, December 10, 2021 7pm Past
Young People’s Concert February 26, 2022 11am Canceled
Beautiful Solos – Spring Concert May 15, 2022 3pm Past
WSO Celebrates Juneteenth & Pride Month June 17, 2022 7pm Canceled

Waukegan Concert Chorus

The Waukegan Concert Chorus (WCC) was established as a community chorus in 1976 to sing with the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) 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 WCC continued as an independent sister organization to the WSO. Today, Music Director Randy Casey’s baton leads this community chorus.

Waukegan Concert Chorus performances will be held in the Schornick Theatre at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.

Concerts Date Time Tickets
An Afternoon of Almost All A Cappella Saturday, November 13, 2021 4pm Past
Folk Music Celebration Saturday, March 19, 2022 4pm Past
Favorites of Aaron Copland & Friends Saturday, May 14, 2022 4pm Past

Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra & Concert Chorus present the 2022 Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm at First United Methodist Church in Waukegan.