21st Century Chorale is a progressive, auditioned choral ensemble

for women that strives to be fresh and unpredictable, embracing modern compositions and composers even while remaining respectful and grateful to the classic choral tradition. We cherish our storied musical past and are excited about exploring new works.


Now in our fourth season under the enterprising and provocative direction of Martha Swisher, our goal is to create musical experiences of deeper meaning with humanistic themes that ring true for our audiences. Join us!

January 8, 2018

The Board of Directors of 21st Century Chorale is delighted to announce the addition of two new board members: Keanon Kyles and Lisa Christensen-Gee.

Raised in Chicago, Keanon Kyles sang with the Chicago Children’s Choir and received his bachelor’s degree in music from...

We’re capturing our sound for our website! 21st Century Chorale undertook a recording session in September at Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago’s south side. Made available by our board member and soprano, Karen Barbee-Dixon, who serves as assistant...

June 20, 2017

Thank you to all of our singers, staff members, and supporters for a fantastic 2016/17 season! 

The 21st Century Chorale performed to a packed house at KAM Isaiah Israel on Sunday, June 18 in Hyde Park. The audience was electric and the singers delivered a stunningly...

December 20, 2016

Our home in Chicago, the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue, has a special history as a center for the arts. Originally known as the Studebaker Building, the structure was built in 1885 to a design by Solon S. Beman as a salesroom and service center for the Studebak...

November 30, 2016

As we finalize the details for our upcoming season, we are getting very excited to begin making music together again! At the same time, we are taking time to look back at past seasons, to consider what we have learned and what we hope to achieve in the future. One thin...

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21st Century Chorale  //  410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 839 // Chicago, IL 60605

21st Century Chorale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.