2013-2014 Season Overview

Music In The Neighborhood

Every fall Apollo brings the joy of choral music to different Chicago neighborhoods, with a diverse program featuring selections from our upcoming season as well as past favorites, featuring the works of Handel, Mozart, Paulus and The Beatles. This year we are proud to be performing on the south side at the Apostolic Church of God, one of Chicago's largest, most vibrant religious and musical communities. This event is a great opportunity for first-time audiences to experience the Apollo Chorus in an historic Chicago setting. 

Sunday, November 3, at 3:00 pm
Apostolic Church of God
6320 S. Dorchester, Chicago


Handel’s Messiah

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 last year's performance as a "venerable holiday tradition" performed with "an exultant spirit that came from the heart."  This year the chorus will be returning to the festive stage of Orchestra Hall as well as performing in the elegant Harris Theater for Music & Dance. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the power and passion of Messiah as you've never heard it before with Apollo's definitive performances.

Saturday, December 7, at 3:00 pm
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago

Saturday, December 21, at 3:00 pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance
205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago


Choral Classics Concert: Mozart and Dvorak

You can count on musical magic when the Apollo Chorus and the Elmhurst Symphony perform together.  The Great Mass in c minor shows Mozart's full genius in composing for the human voice, blending exquisite solo passages with dramatic choral music.  Dvorák's Te Deum is an exultant work for full orchestra and chorus plus solo soprano and baritone. The music is filled with soaring vocal lines and thrilling musical climaxes. Held in artistic partnership with the University of Chicago's glorious Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, this concert is sure to inspire the hearts of all who hear it.

Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 pm
University of Chicago - Rockefeller Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago (Hyde Park)


Spring Concert: The Beatles and Friends

In a concert sure to be as entertaining as it is fun, the Apollo Chorus salutes the music of The Beatles in intricate and stunning arrangements for chorus, organ, drums, and solo voices.  The program includes such favorites as "Eleanor Rigby," "All You Need is Love," Penny Lane," "Lady Madonna," Yesterday," "Here, There, and Everywhere," and many more.  The music of the Beatles showed influences ranging from Classical music to Indian sitar music.  These fascinating elements will be explored, along with popular hits by Queen, Billy Joel, and Elton John.

Friday, May 2, at 8:00 pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 pm
First United Church
848 Lake St, Oak Park