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

Founding 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

CC21 London Concerts in 2017

7.30 pm

18 February 

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

Purcell and Tippett

with Daniel Thomson



Dance Clarion air; Plebs Angelica; The weeping babe; Four Songs from the British Isles:


Hear my prayer, O Lord; I was glad; Jehova, quam multi sunt; O God thou hast cast us out; Remember not, Lord, our offences

Solo songs


8 April 

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

German Romantic programme



Erika Jones (soprano)

Kelvin Lim (conductor)


17 June

St Giles in the Fields

Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

with CC21 Ensemble

STRAVINSKY(135th birthday)

Ave Maria; Mass; Pater Noster; The Dove Descending


9 Sacred Pieces


23 September

Hampstead Parish Church

European Renaissance Polyphony


VICTORIA Tenebrae Responsories (excerpts)

PALESTRINA Tu es Petrus; Magnificat Primi Toni

Josquin  Praeter rerum seriem

GESUALDO  O vos omnes: Jubilate Deo


2 December

Holy Trinity

Sloane Square

Christmas Concert


  Our next concert





Conducted by

Max Barley


Tenebrae Responsories



 Tu es Petrus; Magnificat Primi Toni


Praeter rerum seriem


O vos omnes; Jubilate Deo



Saturday 23rd September

7.30 pm

Hampstead Parish Church

Tickets: £15 

(£12 concessions) 

at the door


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