Between 1999 and 2004 the choir was directed by Robin White. Robin trained at Imperial College and the Royal College of Music, studying conducting with Vernon Handley and orchestration with Bryan Kelly. He was also on the music staff of the former D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and also conducts the Southern Festival Orchestra.
Robin's arrival coincided with a decision by the choir to change its name from the Letchworth Garden City Choral Society to the Letchworth Chorale. This decision reflected that the choir's membership had stabilised at a smaller size than when it was founded, and had become more of a chamber choir than a traditional choral society.
Under Robin's direction, the choir expanded its contacts with other societies, which has enabled us again to participate in larger choral works. Notable examples of this were the choir's participation in the Hertfordshire Choirs concert in the Royal Albert Hall in 1999, the open-air Jubilee Prom at Hitchin Priory in 2002, and the Letchworth Centenary performance with North Herts Guild of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in April 2003.
Robin also encouraged solo performances from members of the choir, and innovative concerts such as the 2001 Mozart Experience, where excerpts from Mozart's work were interspersed with dialogue scenes from the composer's life.