Apollo Chorus to Perform at University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 2/22
The Apollo Chorus will present Choral Classics-Mozart's Great Mass in C & Dvorák's Te Deum on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The historic chapel provides a stunning setting for the concert, featuring the 150-member choir conducted by The Apollo Chorus Music Director Dr. Stephen Alltop.
The Apollo Chorus will be joined by the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra for the performance, which will showcase the timeless music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvorák. The program features Mozart's Great Mass in C minor K.427 (K.417a) and Dvorák's Te Deum, brilliant sacred works that are sure to delight the ears and inspire the soul.
The Apollo Chorus will conclude its 142nd season in May with The Beatles & Friends concerts. Perfect for all ages, this must-see musical experience features some of the Fab Four's most beloved classics from "All You Need is Love," to "Penny Lane," and other contemporary classic pop hits. The Beatles & Friends will take place on Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street; and Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Church, 848 Lake Street in Oak Park.
The Apollo Chorus is Chicago's oldest musical organization, performing preeminent choral works at premier venues. Founded in 1872 in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire, the chorus is one of the oldest volunteer choral organizations in the United States and the oldest musical organization in Chicago. Its approximately 120 auditioned members include men and women of all ages, races, and backgrounds brought together by their love of music. The chorus has performed the master works of the choral repertoire, as well as new masterpieces from contemporary composers. The Apollo Chorus has performed at notable historic events, such as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Century of Progress International Exposition, the opening of Medinah Temple, the opening of Orchestra Hall (Apollo was considered the official chorus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra prior to the formation of the Symphony Chorus), the opening of Navy Pier, and the "Oprah Surprise Spectacular." The Apollo Chorus continually strives to advance musically and to share the power, beauty and majesty of choral music by presenting concerts and educational programs for diverse communities throughout Chicago and beyond.