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.

View All Upcoming Events & Concerts

Auditions, 2019-20 season

Join the Apollo Chorus of Chicago! Auditions by appointment only will be…

Read More »

Auditions, 2019-20 season

Join the Apollo Chorus of Chicago! Auditions by appointment only will be…

Read More »

Fall Preview Concert

The Apollo Chorus’s free Fall Preview Concert offers a wide variety of…

Read More »

Händel’s Messiah

One of Chicago’s greatest holiday traditions, audiences flock to hear the thrilling…

Read More »

Händel’s Messiah

One of Chicago’s greatest holiday traditions, audiences flock to hear the thrilling…

Read More »

St John’s Passion

The Passion According to St John is one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s…

Read More »

Apollo Goes to the Movies

Get ready for some glitz and glamour as the Apollo Chorus salutes…

Read More »

Apollo Goes to the Movies

Get ready for some glitz and glamour as the Apollo Chorus salutes…

Read More »

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.

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.

Masterworks
"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.