Artist / Program Description:
When the Apollo Chorus of Chicago sings, great choral works come alive. This powerful 150-voice chorus is one of the city’s most exciting and talked-about musical organizations. Under the direction of Stephen Alltop, Apollo thrills audiences with beautiful music old and new, winning praise from the Chicago Tribune, TimeOut Chicago, and NewCity.
Apollo is best known for singing Handel's Messiah, first performed by the chorus more than a century ago. Beyond Messiah, the Apollo Chorus has presented a wide range of masterworks for chorus and orchestra, including Bach’s B minor Mass, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Apollo currently presents a wonderful mix of big and beautiful works, performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Messiah, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, and Berlioz's Requiem.