Nairobi Chamber Chorus
Nairobi Chamber Chorus (NCC) is the leading choral group in Kenya today.
Founded in October 2005 by Ken Wakia, the mission of the chorus is to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high quality musical forum from which they can build their careers or expand their realm of knowledge and interest in the arts. Since its inception, over 70 young people have participated and many are now leading musicians in Kenya, performing and teaching music across the country and beyond.
Their vision is a strong, well-trained musical community which can use its music to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding through quality performance of choral music. Members are drawn from the various universities and institutions around Nairobi. It is a purely voluntary group and members volunteer their time and resources to meet and make music.
The NCC has performed at many charity events including 2014’s memorial concert for the Westgate terrorist attacks. They have travelled extensively in East Africa performing concerts and running music workshops for high school students, university students and church choirs.
In July 2013, the chorus toured the United States of America performing in New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. This past August, they hosted and collaborated with Festival Singers of Florida performing concerts and master classes in Nairobi.
They have performed with world-renowned musical companies, including the Guildhall Orchestra, London Adventist Chorale, Cape Town Opera, UK based Opera House, Voces8, Soweto String Quartet and Lady Smith Black Mambazo during the Safaricom classical music festivals and the Kijani international music festival since 2006.
In May 2012, they represented Kenya during Her Majesty the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at Windsor Castle where they shared the stage with world stars including Il Divo, Susan Boyle, the Canadian tenors, Joss Stone and the Royal Marine band as the Pageant Choir.