2017-18 Season Overview

Our 146th Season

Music in the Neighborhood—Free Admission
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:30pm
Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Apollo presents selections from Carmina Burana (Orff), Messiah (Handel), plus selections from our Spring 2018 concert.

Händel's Messiah
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm (buy tickets!)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm (buy tickets!)
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, Chicago

Soloists
Jessica Cooper, Soprano
Julie Miller, Mezzo-Soprano
Steven Soph, Tenor
Paul Max Tipton, Bass-Baritone

Few works are more time honored than Händel's Messiah. The Chicago Tribune hailed Apollo's performances as a “venerable holiday tradition” performed with “an exultant spirit that comes from the heart”. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the power and passion of Messiah as you've never heard it before.

 

Choral Classics Concert—Verdi's Requiem
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30pm, Holy Family Church, Chicago
Pre-concert talk by Dr. Stephen Alltop, at 6:30pm 

Soloists

Sarah Gartshore, Soprano
Lauren Decker, Mezzo-Soprano
Scott Ramsay, Tenor
Sam Handley, Bass-Baritone

In collaboration with Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Verdi's majestic Requiem is an unforgettable concert experience. The walls will tremble in both intimate solo passages and towering choral settings, Verdi's melodic gifts remain unsurpassed, 144 years after the Requiem's first performance.

 

Spring Concert—Orff's Carmina Burana and Midwestern Masters
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00pm, First United Church, Oak Park

One of the most epic choral works of all time, Carmina Burana explores themes as familiar today as they were in the 13th century: fickleness of fortune and wealth, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony and lust.  Joined with delightful pieces by some of the Midwest’s greatest composers, this concert is not to be missed!