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 Click Here
Mozart Mania Sunday, November 7, 2021 4pm Click Here
Joseph A. Favero “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along Friday, December 10, 2021 7pm Click Here
Young People’s Concert February 26, 2022 11am Click Here
Russian Gems May 15, 2022 4pm Click Here
WSO Celebrates Juneteenth & Pride Month June 12, 2022 4pm Click Here
Season Tickets . . Click Here

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 Shornick 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 Sunday, October 3, 2021 4pm Click Here
Folk Music Celebration Sunday, November 7, 2021 4pm Click Here
Aaron Copland and Friends Friday, December 10, 2021 7pm Click Here
Season Tickets Click Here

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performance of the Do It Yourself Messiah will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7pm, at St. Anastasia Church, 624 Douglas 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. Scores are also available from the Jack Benny Center for the Arts or at the event.

2021 Joseph A. Favero Memorial "Do-It-Yourself" Messiah & Carol Sing-Along