Apollo Chorus Announces 2013-14 Season
The Apollo Chorus celebrates 142 years of making music as Chicago's oldest premier volunteer chorus with its 2013-2014 season, which features an exciting lineup of classical and contemporary concerts. The season begins with a free "Music in the Neighborhood" Concert on Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. at The Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. The music continues in December with two performances of Apollo Chorus's signature rendition of Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., and Saturday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive. Choral Classics-Mozart's Great Mass in C & Dvorák's Te Deum will be performed Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.; and the season finale Spring Concert, The Beatles & Friends, will be performed Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street; and again Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Church, 848 Lake Street in Oak Park.
A diverse "Music in the Neighborhood" Concert will kick off the Apollo Chorus's historic 142nd season. This free event showcases a broad variety of music, including excerpts from upcoming concerts and favorite pieces from last season. Held at the Apostolic Church of God, one of Chicago's largest, most vibrant religious and musical communities, this event is a great opportunity for first-time audiences to experience the Apollo Chorus in a historic Chicago setting. The "Music in the Neighborhood" Concert will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester, in Chicago.
Hailed as "Spirited!" by The Chicago Tribune, the Apollo Chorus's rendition of Handel's "Messiah" has been performed nearly every December since 1879-a track record unmatched by other city choral organizations. The annual performance is a beloved holiday tradition for Chicago families and includes some of the most joyful and memorable music from the Baroque period. This year, the chorus will perform Handel's "Messiah" in two of Chicago's most elegant spaces; on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m., the chorus returns to Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., and on Saturday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Street.