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The Apollo Chorus has been performing this glorious masterpiece for Chicago since 1879, a track record unmatched in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune hailed our 2012 performance as a "venerable holiday tradition" performed with "an exultant spirit that came from the heart." In 1907, Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center became Apollo's anchor for this annual performance. Since 2000, Apollo has performed the entire score, half of it from memory. Musical Conductor Stephen Alltop conducts the entire piece from memory and without a score.
2013 Reviews and Commendations:
It is probably clichéd at this point for those who have seen them, particularly in performance of this work, to commend their talent, their effort, and their cohesion in singing, but just because excellence is routine or expected, it should not be taken as commonplace...Apollo deserves a heart commendation.
'Christmas Sings of Our Shared Humanity' Rick Kogan Tribune Article
Crain's 10 Things to Do this Weekend
'SantainChicago; Top Ten Things List
The Daily Herald
ChicagoMag calls us one of '31 best classical events in December'
CS Men's Book includes us in their Winter Issue (p22)
The Examiner makes note of our upcoming concerts
Chicago Now's top ten things to do in Chicago this holiday rated us at number 2
Chicago Tribune's 2013 Holiday Guide (our photo features at the top)
Coverage of our performances with Josh Groban: