Celebrating Our 33rd Season!

This year the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra celebrates its 33rd year as Lake Forest’s orchestra.  It is a true community orchestra bringing professional and accomplished amateur musicians together from the area to perform Sunday concerts at its home, Gorton Community Center. The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra is an orchestra that has made it possible for people of all ages to use their musical talents and training throughout their lives. Support is always appreciated, but especially in this year as we rebuild post-COVID. Please consider making a donation to the orchestra.

About Us

The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra, a 501(c)3 charitable institution, is proud of its 32-year history of bringing professional and accomplished amateur musicians together to perform beloved classical works. Our current roster includes over 40 players from Lake County and beyond. The 2020-2021 concert season marks our third season with Maestro Christopher Ramaekers, Music Director. The LFCO performs four regular concerts each season. All concerts in 2020-2021 will be held in Lake Forest at Gorton Center’s John & Nancy Hughes Theater.

To follow the LFCO throughout the season and receive information about upcoming concerts, the events we participate in within the community, or entertaining items orchestra members want to share, please “like” our Facebook page.

Our Sponsors

The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra is grateful for the generous support of our local business sponsors. To add your business to this list, please review Advertising and Sponsorship information on this site or email us at info@lakeforestcivicorchestra.org.

Classic Violins

Domeny Tool & Stamping

Don Fiore Company, Inc.


Iron Horse Seating

Knauz Autopark

H.C. Nahigian & Sons

Pasquesi Home and Garden

Sunset Foods