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

Patron: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Conductor: Howard Williams

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 2015

 

11 March  7.30

City Music Society Bishopsgate Institute

EC2 4QH

 

SCHUMANN

4 Doppelchörige Gesänge

REGER

Geistliche Gesänge

DEBUSSY

3 Chansons de Charles d’Orléans

ELGAR

My Love dwelt in a Northern Land There is Sweet Music

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Mass in G minor for double choir

 

 

25 April  7.30

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

 

Conductor:
JAMES BURTON

 

 

 

Meditations – the world we live in

WILSON-DICKSON

No Man is an Island; Is there a Place?; Until Today

ROUSTOM

A Lamentation

MAHLER

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

PARRY

Songs of Farewell

20 June 7.30

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

 

Music from America

BARBER

COPLAND

BILLINGS

FINE

BERNSTEIN; ROREM

Reincarnations; Agnus Dei

In the Beginning

As the Hart Panteth

Part songs

Solo songs

26 September 7.30

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

 

English Renaissance polyphony

with CC21 Ensemble

GIBBONS

Hosanna to the Son of David

 

This is the Record of John

BYRD

Domine, quis habitabit?

 

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (‘Great Service’)

TOMKINS

When David heard

TALLIS

Lamentations of Jeremiah

 

Spem in Alium

 

12 December 7.30

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

 

 

CC21 Christmas Concert

Our next concert

MUSIC FROM AMERICA

BARBER: Reincarnations; Agnus Dei

COPLAND: In the Beginning

BILLINGS: As the Hart Panteth

FINE: Part Songs

BERNSTEIN; ROREM: Solo Songs

 

Saturday 20 June  7.30 pm

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square SW1X 9BZ

Tickets: £15

(£12 concessions) 

Online bookings at cadoganhall.com or telephone 020 7730 4500  -  or at the door

 

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