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.
The Apollo Chorus is known for its masterful performances of some of the most beloved repertoire in choral music. Our Choral Classics concert reprises Bach’s Mass in B minor, considered Bach’s most profound and beautiful music. Johann Sebastian Bach spent the last years of his life undertaking what he knew would be his final great achievement.
We'll again welcome soprano Scherazade Panthaki and bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba. Mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh and tenor Charles Blandy will make their Apollo debuts.
Free pre-concert talk (30 minutes) by Music Director Stephen Alltop at 6:30 pm
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City Of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
Friday, May 5, 2017 7:30pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm
Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston