The Apollo Chorus, the premier volunteer chorus of the Chicagoland area, performed at Trinity’s Ozinga Chapel on Monday, October 14, as part of Trinity’s 2013 WorldView Series. The group of more than 115 members performed for an audience of nearly 700 Trinity students, faculty, staff, and community members.
The audience enjoyed several pieces based on poetry and selections from the Messiah. In a look forward to its spring concert, the chorus sang an all-voice version of “Eleanor Ribgy” by the Beatles.
About the choir
The Apollo Chorus is rooted in bringing people together. In the Great Chicago Fire, many ethno-specific choruses lost their practice halls. The Apollo Chorus welcomed singers from a variety of religions, creeds, and occupations, and they still value that diversity today.
The Apollo Chorus has sung Handel’s Messiah every year at Christmas time since 1879. Their dedication to producing high-quality performances has earned them the honor of being featured in several television recordings and live performance collaborations.