As the Chicago area’s premier volunteer choral ensemble, and one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States, Apollo Chorus has been thrilling audiences since 1872. Its 120-plus auditioned members, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop, include men and women of all ages, races, creeds, and occupations brought together by their love of singing.



Handel's Messiah

Few works are more time-honored than Handel’s Messiah. The Apollo Chorus has been presenting this glorious masterpiece annually since 1879, a track record unmatched in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune hailed Apollo’s performances as a “venerable holiday tradition” performed with “an exultant spirit that came from the heart.” Apollo welcomes outstanding soloists Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Mark Van Arsdale, tenor and Levi Hernandez, baritone. We know this year's Messiah performances will be our most memorable to date. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the power and passion of Messiah as you’ve never heard it before.


Saturday, December 10, at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance
205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City Of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.



Choral Classics - Bach's Mass in B Minor 

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30pm  

Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville     


American Masters

Friday, May 5, 2017 7:30pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago  

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm

Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston