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

Patron: Dame Emma Kirkby


Conductor: Max Barley


Conductor Laureate: Howard Williams





About us

NEWS The Choir of the 21st Century is delighted to announce the appointment of Max Barley as our new Conductor/Artistic Director  He succeeded Howard Williams in the post at the start of 2018.


For more information about Max, click on "Conductor" tab above.


We are also honoured that Dame Emma Kirkby has agreed to become our Patron, succeeding the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Founding Patron).





CC21 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 have resulted in performances of which 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





  Our next concert


Glories of the Baroque


Max Barley




Saturday 14th April

7.30 pm

Hampstead Parish Church


Tickets £15 (£12 concessions) online at telephone 020 7730 4500 or on the night at the door.



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