From ‘Somewhere’ to the ‘Nutcracker,’ Lakeside Pride hosts concert with a twist

Melissa TerrellNews & Events

By Dyana Daniels, Staff ReporterDecember 18, 2020 See Original Article on The Columbia Chronicle After months of in-person performance cancellations, Melissa Terrell knew almost immediately what Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble should do for the holiday season. As early as March, she came up with an idea for Chicago’s premier performance group for members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community. They would … Read More

Lakeside Pride Creating Virtual Winter Wonderland For Its Annual Holiday Show Saturday

Melissa TerrellNews & Events

The annual holiday show will stream live from Lakeside Pride’s Facebook Page on Saturday, featuring everything from Bach to the Muppets and classic holiday jingles. LAKEVIEW — LGBTQ performance group Lakeside Pride’s annual show is going virtual Saturday with a free, livestreamed concert from its music ensemble. Lakeside Pride’s “8-Bit Wonderland” will stream live on the nonprofit group’s Facebook page 7–8:30 p.m. … Read More

Lakeside Presents Virtual Holiday Concert 8-BIT WONDERLAND, December 12

Melissa TerrellNews & Events

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles have continued to virtually make music throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This online event will show off some of the ensemble’s talented musicians with some recorded Ghosts of Christmas past, and some live performances and will include treats from Bach, Bernstein, the Muppet Show and the holiday favorite “Sleigh Ride”. Join Lakeside Pride in a digital winter … Read More

Queer as Polka: Lakeside Pride plays a new tune

Melissa TerrellChamber Ensembles, News & Events

Kaitlyn Hollysmith has added the “oom-pah-pah” rhythm to the many styles and sounds Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles plays through the new ensemble Queer as Polka. Hollysmith was born and raised in Long Grove, Illinois. In fourth grade, she picked up the trumpet to play in the school band and she stuck with it all through high school. She recalled she … Read More