"Right from the start, we know we are in for a treat", Elgar Society Journal
The Choir of the 21st Century
CC21 is an innovative chamber choir, formed at the beginning of the new millennium, to create performances with a 21st-century perspective. It is made up of some of London's most experienced amateur singers, and performs three to four concerts a year. The choir's repertoire is deliberately broad, both sacred and secular, to reflect the depth and richness of the choral music which is our heritage.
Our conductor, Howard Williams, has conducted most of the leading orchestras of the UK, as well as many leading European orchestras. Howard studied music at Oxford and Liverpool Universities and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Through his close involvement with singers and singing he has developed a strong and continuing association with choirs both with and away from the orchestra, including the ENO Chorus, BBC Singers, the choirs of Austrian Radio and of Bavarian Radio, the Hungarian State Choir, the French Army Male Voice Choir, and Leeds Festival Chorus.Headlines:
First Recording of Works by Matyas Seiber for SOMM - October 2011- see Recordings
In Times Online Hilary Finch reviewed our recent performance of Acis & Galatea: ‘The Choir of the 21st Century was a rhythmically rigorous, brightly voiced amateur chorus -- in perfect scale and character for the occasion’.More about CC21...