Dancing in the Dark

       Candlelight, movement, shadows...we’re dancing in the dark, waltzing in the wonder of why we’re here. C21, the elite all-women ensemble that performs eclectic, intricate music from around the globe and across time has been delighting sold-out audiences in Chicago for years. Fresh, unpredictable, bold, even sassy on occasion, we embrace the venerable as well as the modern, the classic, the overlooked and the innovative. From tight harmonies to body percussion, we insist on having fun and our loyal audience seems to agree.

This spring’s concert is Dancing in the Dark (till the tune ends…or at least Central Standard Time). The program includes “What Happens When a Woman” by Alexandra Olsavsky, Sean Ivory's setting of poet Wendell Berry's “Peace of the Wild Things,” pieces by favorite composers such as Ola Gjielo and J. David Moore, as well as Argentina’s Santiago Veros and Slovenia's,Makor Andrej and “The Storm,” a body-percussive showstopper that will have you tapping your feet.

       Join us on March 8th (celebrating the arrival of Daylight Savings Time) at the historic Columbus Park Refectory. Come early to hear samples by the ensemble and a talk by Artistic Director Martha Swisher about why she chose this repertoire and what makes them “must hear.” 

       Philosopher/poet Meeta Ahluwalia says, “She danced wild across the evening sky, dispersing clouds with the frills of her gown.” The C21 Women’s Ensemble will do just that: dancing in the dark, dancing like no one is watching, singing proud and feeling free in our music. We can't wait to bring this special performance from our hearts to yours!

Buy Your Tickets Today!

Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 PM

VIP Pre-Concert Event | 4:00 pm

Columbus Park Refectory

5701 West Jackson Blvd.

$35 VIP*
$25 General Admission
$15 Students and Seniors

Free to children 12 and under

*VIP Meet & Greet Package: Join Artistic Director, Martha Swisher as she leads a private in-depth discussion of the works that will be performed. Topics of discussion will include influences/inspirations, texts, and composers. The 30-minute discussion will start with a refreshing beverage and a sneak peek performance, followed by the concert where you’ll be seated in the best seats in the room.


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

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