Choir of the 21st Century
Choir of the 21st Century

Founding Patron: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Conductor: Howard Williams



CC21 is very sad to announce the death on 14th March 2016 of its founding Patron,

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.


About us

The Choir of the 21st Century is made up of some of London’s most experienced amateur singers, performing a repertoire which is deliberately broad, both sacred and secular, to reflect the depth and richness of the choral music which is our heritage. 


The choir’s recordings on the SOMM label include both the Elgar and Kodály versions of The Music Makers, Philip Glass’s Another Look at Harmony–Part IV and Mátyás Seiber a cappella.


Recent work has included the Rachmaninov Vespers, Strauss Deutsche Motette, Britten Sacred and Profane, Castelnuovo-Tedesco Romancero Gitano and Frank Martin Songs of Ariel and Mass for Double Choir.


In addition to its normal a cappella projects, CC21’s collaborations with the English Chamber Orchestra under Howard Williams – most recently Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in St. Paul’s Cathedral (as pictured below) – have resulted in performances of which MusicalCriticism.Com wrote that it 'would have been difficult to better'.


'Right from the start, we know we are in for a treat' Elgar Society Journal


The Choir of the 21st Century was a rhythmically rigorous, brightly voiced amateur chorus -- in perfect scale and character for the occasion’. Hilary Finch, Times Online

London concerts in 2016



13 February

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square


with the Junior Academy

Symphony Orchestra





Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam 



Maria Theresa Mass


16 April

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

with the CC21 Ensemble





Mass in E minor




18 June


Parish Church




Lobet dem Herrn; Komm, Jesu, komm;

Jesu, meine Freude; Fürchte dich nicht

Violin Partitas




24 September

St John’s Waterloo

with the Orchestra of Welsh Camerata


CC21 is proud to present the London première of 

ANDREW WILSON-DICKSON’s important new oratorio Karuņā. Through the traditions of Islam,

Judaism, Christianity and others, and through the

voices of recent times, the music emphasises the

urgent need for solutions to racism, xenophobia

and religious division.



3 December

Holy Trinity Sloane Square







  Our next concert



Messe de Minuit

pour Noël

with programme of seasonal music


Choir of the 21st Century

CC21 Ensemble


Howard Williams conductor


Saturday 3 December

7.30 pm

Trinity Church

Sloane Square SW1X 9BZ


Tickets:  £15 (concessions); £10 (students)

online at

telephone 020 7730 4500 or at the door


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