Chicago's Premier Choral Ensemble

Over 120 members, thrilling audiences since 1872.

Welcome to the Apollo Chorus of Chicago!

As one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States, Apollo Chorus has been thrilling audiences since 1872.

Its 120+ auditioned members, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop, include men & women of all ages, races, creeds, and occupations brought together by their love of singing.

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Apollo After Hours 2021

This joyous annual cabaret fundraiser brings together the Apollo community to share a love of music and to support the chorus with much-needed funds. In the wake of the pandemic, Apollo needs that community support more than ever. Please help us keep on singing! Join us for After Hours 2021 and help Apollo lift our voices in…

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Join us in our efforts

Since 1872 the Apollo Chorus of Chicago has continued to strive to create an inclusive community. It will not stand for the unequal treatment of people of color in our organization, in our communities, or our country.

Performing Masterworks in Halls & Cathedrals Across Chicago

In recent years, the Chorus has performed Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's Mass in b minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Requiem. Apollo's annual performances of Handel's complete Messiah have become a beloved holiday tradition for Chicago families.


Seamlessly Blending Voices of All Ages, Races, & Creeds

The singers' dedication, artistry, and passion produce performances of unrivaled majesty. Apollo performs the masterworks of the choral repertoire in concert halls and cathedrals all over the Chicagoland area.

"This 136th yearly production is more than a holiday tradition, it is a staple."

Chicago Critic, 2015

"The Apollo Chorus has been performing Handel's Messiah since 1879 and they have it nailed. "

Buzz News, 2015

"The “Pastoral Symphony” never sounded so tender or “The Trumpet Shall Sound” more triumphant."

Stage & Cinema, 2013

"Apollo made use of their power to fill a massive space without sacrificing nuance."

Chicago Critic Review, 2014

A Diverse, Uplifting Musical Experience

Dedicated, artistic, and passionate performances.