Welcome to Chamber Choir Moderato Cantabile

Moderato Cantabile is a Groningen Chamber Choir of over 30 experienced singers, all with broad experience in choral music. The choir was founded in 2001 by conductor Nana Tchikhinashvili.


Moderato Cantabile started a particularly varied and audience-friendly concert program called Vocal Jewels in May 2019, in which the audience will be carried along on choral sounds from different parts of the world and style periods, including some compositions by conductor / singer / composer Nana Tchikhinashvili herself. You may recognize some works such as 'Song for Athens' by John Tavener, which was sung during the funeral ceremony of Lady Diana, 'Miserere mei, Deus' by Gregorio Allegri and 'O Nata Lux' by Morten Lauridsen, but also relatively unknown, yet hauntingly beautiful choral works will be performed. All works are sung a cappella.

Vocal Jewels is performed until June 2020 at different locations, for example in the Hermitage/Amsterdam, with the occasional variation within the repertoire to honor the name.

After a number of successful concerts at various locations, including the Hermitage in Amsterdam, the next Vocal Jewels concert will take place in the Dorpskerk in Haren on Wednesday evening 22 April. This time a very special interpretation of the program, because the concert will be given together with the Byzantine Men's Choir Friesland, also under the direction of Nana Tchikhinashvili!

Please note that due to developments regarding the Corona virus, and the measures taken by the government to minimize the negative consequences, it has been decided to cancel the concert of April 22. We hope to be able to carry out this special program in the spring of 2021 .

From 19 to 24 October, Moderato Cantabile was on a inspiring choir trip to Vienna, performing on both the way there and on the way back in the Monastery Church of the Abbey of Melk and in the Cathedral of Passau respectively. In Vienna the choir performed in the Peterskirche and the Obere Belvedere. A concert was also given outside of Vienna in the town of Berndorf in the Margaretenkirche, where the enthusiastic audience was rewarded with an encore.

For photos and a compilation of live film images go to Media

Moderato Cantabile celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021! In connection with this, the Jubilee Concert TRYPTYCH will be performed at three locations in the three northern provinces, with works by the composers Zbigniew Preisner, Arvo Pärt and Nana Tchikhinashvili.

For all concerts, see the Agenda