21st Century Chorale is an auditioned choral project dedicated to the performance of the best of choral music, from medieval to contemporary. With only six rehearsals per program and two programs per season, our mission is to provide an intensive, high quality choral experience with a focus on music by contemporary composers.

Conductor, singer, voice teacher, and innovator, Artistic Director Martha Swisher completed her undergraduate work at Indiana University and her graduate musical training at Northwestern University. She has served on the faculty of several Chicago-area educational institutions and as musical and artistic director for numerous musical theater productions, and counts more than 10 years of service as Music Director of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park. A self-described artistic instigator, Marty Swisher believes "music is a near miracle of communication between performers and audience, and there is nothing quite so magical as the collective voice of a dedicated, unified chorus." 
Our singers come from various backgrounds and walks of life. They share a love for music and a dedicated interest in singing. We believe that our ensemble is richer for the variety of voices, ages, neighborhoods, and personalities represented!  
We would love to consider adding your voice to our chorus. Please click here for more information about singing with us!
21st Century Chorale regularly collaborates with accompanist Peter Storms, a multi-instrumentalist who "brings an intuitive sense of music and sound and precise attention to detail to every project." His work has been heard on many stages throughout Chicagoland. 
We are grateful to our volunteer staff, without whom 21st Century Chorale would not be possible:
Executive Director  Lisa Christensen Gee
Business Manager  Karen D. Barbee-Dixon
Librarian  Teresa Schultz
Development/Brand Management  Keanon Kyles
Social Media  Amanda Thomas
President and Treasurer  Lisa Christensen Gee
Vice President  Karen Barbee-Dixon
Secretary  Keanon Kyles
Ex-Officio  Martha Swisher

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

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