Conductor John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir has been named the best choir in the world by Gramophone magazine. Courtesy of the Monteverdi Choir hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the Monteverdi Choir Deceptive Cadence Where Are The World's Best Choirs? Not In America December 21, 2010 The venerable British classical music magazine Gramophone has just revealed its ranking of the greatest choirs in the world. Is it a crime that not a single American group made the list? Read an interview with the magazine's editor, James Inverne.