Fill your eardrums with holiday sounds with today's side deal to hear the Apollo Chorus of Chicago's performance of Handel's Messiah. Choose between the following performance options:
- $12 for a ticket (balcony section M–S) to Handel's Messiah at Orchestra Hall on December 11 at 3 p.m. (a $24 value)
- $20 for a ticket (main floor D–Z) to Handel's Messiah at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on December 19 at 3 p.m. (a $40 value)
Apollo is the oldest volunteer chorus in the United States. Founded in 1872 to drown out the hum of conspiracy theories birthed by the Great Chicago Fire, they’ve sung Messiah every December since 1879. Delighting easy-to-please Handel-heads and potentially Grinchy music critics alike, the Apollo Chorus brings together more than 140 talented local voices for an aurally attained nirvana of multipart holiday harmonies. Both performances will feature soprano Michelle Areyzaga and baritone Daniel Eifert, whose bass clef wizardry provides appropriately baroque foundations for the Apollo’s Messianic collective. The December 11th performance will take place in Orchestra Hall, the architecturally ascendant space inside Symphony Center, and the December 19th show at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will feature Handel's 269-year-old oratorio ricocheting off the walls of an ultra-modern, acoustically ideal venue.
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