TAKE TWENTY have delighted audiences for over 30 years with their stylish arrangements of jazz standards and hits with an accent on latin, pop and show tunes. We have performed in a wide variety of venues, ranging from community halls to theatres and Arts Centres such as the Barbican foyer. Past highlights include The Alternative Miss World Contest, a huge charity gala at the London Palladium and, more recently, taking part in Orlando Gough's inspiring choral works at the ENO and National Portrait Gallery.
We have an exciting repertoire of over 300 mainly original arrangements, done in-house by talented members, past and present. While we have a wide array of a cappella numbers, the majority feature piano and bass.
Formed in 1979 by Malcolm Abbs, Take Twenty offers its members the excitement and challenge of singing jazz harmonies (4-8 part) in a small, friendly group meeting weekly in North London. In 2011, Rachel Staunton, Take Twenty's wonderful Musical Director of five years, left us for pastures new. Our new musical director is the brilliant Adam Treadaway, while topping the mix is our unparalleled accompanist, Dan Moriyama.