Apollo Club of Boston
Apollo Concert at Old South Church Dec
Apollo joins the BBB Society in
Faneuil Hall, Dec 19, 2016
In the News
Apollo Club sings in two holiday Concerts
December 13, 2016 and December 19, 2016
The Apollo Club is performing in two holiday concerts this month, the first in the beautiful Gordon Chapel of
the Old South Church on December 13th, and the second, as part of a special holiday concert in Faneuil Hall
featuring the new Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society orchestra, directed by our own Steven Lipsitt. Be
sure to catch one or both of the concerts.
Ecce Quam Bonum
December 11, 2009 through March 12, 2010
Ecce Quam Bonum, an extensive exhibit of the Apollo Club's rich history and its contribution to Boston's
musical traditions was on view for three months at the Boston Public Library's Koussevitsky Room and
adjacent spaces. Included were documents and memorabilia from both the Library's and the Club's archives,
with many items displayed for the first time. To accompany the exhibition, the Club's 2009 holiday concert
was held in the Library's Rabb Lecture Hall.
For a song, she leads all-boys club
The Boston Globe, March 19, 2006
Florence A. "Flossie" Dunn listens intently, checks the score in front of her, and with a wave of her hand brings
silence to the room.
It's Tuesday night, and the Apollo Club, a venerable men's choral group, has been rehearsing for an hour in
the main music hall of the Harvard Musical Association on Chestnut Street on Beacon Hill. Read more...
Apollo Club: Brothers in Song
The Beacon Hill Times, December 20, 2005
"You don't need a psychiatrist if you can sing." That's the unofficial philosophy of the Apollo Club, a men's
choir founded in 1871 that has made its mission providing music to retirement homes and any other
institution where there might be people who enjoy their mix of standards and old favorites. Read more...
One Woman Among A Chorus of Fifty Men
Beacon Hill Times, September 1992
Florence "Flossie" Dunn is sitting on an elegant tapestry sofa with an ear bent toward a breezy open window
across the room. On the wind are the sounds of church bells, and she whistles with them, perfectly pitched,
until the tune fades.
”My parents’ dreams for me have come true," she beams. "I have lived my life with music." Read more...
Boston's Apollo Club...and the Concerts It Gives
The Boston Sunday Herald, Boston, November 22, 1903
A few weeks ago there began the 33rd season of the Apollo Club, that rare band of male voices rendering the
virile, if limited, music suited to their range of tone with consummate mastery, and whose concerts are the
hardest to get into in Boston. It is the American derivative of the German “ Liedertafel,” and has preserved a
certain flavor inseparable from the German etymology of the word that has a charm of its own. For
“Liedertafel” in English, would be “song table,” and with the true German sense of the fitness of things both
words in the compound are equal in importance—“song,” for obvious reasons; “table,” to hold the beer glasses.
Given a dozen or more jolly Germans with some pretensions to voices, a conscientious waiter and table around
which they can sit while they sing, and all the elements of a “Liedertafel” are present. Read more...
A Men's Chorus Founded in 1871