Chris Sarlas Orchestra (Chicago)

Location: Chicago, IL

Two distinctive worlds… One fantastic ensemble…
“I can’t believe this is the same band!”
This is most prevalent compliment describing the Chris Sarlas Orchestra at every Greek-American performance. Guests and clients are consistently delighted while enjoying the finest live Greek and American dance music from the same stage, from the same band. Not only does the Chris Sarlas Orchestra deliver the finest American and authentic Greek dance music, but their seamless transitions between these diverse musical styles are what make this band so distinctive, impressive, and popular. It is unnecessary to hire both a DJ and a band, or even two different bands. Countless clients have enjoyed the ease and simplicity of choosing the Chris Sarlas Orchestra to provide them with streamlined music planning and a fantastic musical experience.

During the past thirteen years, Chris Sarlas has successfully established himself as one of the most popular, highly respected, and talented bandleaders in Chicago’s special event industry.
He and the select members of his Orchestra consistently provide exceptional performances at private parties as well as dinner dances and charity galas. A graduate of the DePaul University School of Music and a Chicagoland native, Chris continually shows his talent through the numerous musical arrangements he writes and regularly orchestrates for performance with his Orchestra. Clients rave about his wholehearted attention to the finest details of every event, engaging personality, and confident direction. The Chris Sarlas Orchestra is an ensemble ranging in size from nine to twenty performers, featuring the city’s most sought after and accomplished musicians. The Orchestra features dynamic Greek vocalist Voula Karahaliou, as well as four powerhouse American vocalists: Opal Staples, Charlene Brooks, Dick Fowler, and Barry Lyons. Distinctive music, a diverse repertoire, exceptional vocalists, and impeccable attention to detail make this ensemble the ideal choice for the celebration of a lifetime.