C4 is a unique, award winning chorus directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning not only as a presenting ensemble in its own right but also as an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is the first organization of its kind and one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last twenty-five years.
What does it mean to be a collective? The roots of C4’s organization go back to 2005 when the founders wanted to create a new kind of ensemble that would work within a democratic framework. Every member has something important to contribute, and when we bring those things together, we create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Above all, participating in collaborative music making is intensely fun!
C4 has now reached its 11th season presenting a wide array of choral works by well known veterans and emerging composers—C4 members and others. In self-presented concerts, invited appearances, and through educational outreach, the ensemble has performed nearly 40 programs made up exclusively of music of our time. Audiences have thrilled to hear an ensemble made up largely of composers and conductors (who take turns at the podium) performing complex music at a very high level.