C21 Women's Ensemble 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 fifth 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!

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Say Her Name

C21 Women's Ensemble performs Alysia Lee's composition "Say Her Name," a piece borne out of the #SayHerName​ movement resisting police brutality against Black women.

Soloist: Aisha Ellis


C21 Women's Ensemble  //  410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 839 // Chicago, IL 60605

C21 Women's Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.