Welcome to Chamber Choir Moderato Cantabile

Moderato Cantabile is a Groningen Chamber Choir of an average of 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 concert program called Vocal Jewels in May 2019, in which the audience was 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 could have recognized 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 were performed, and sung a cappella.
Vocal Jewels was to be performed until June 2020 at various locations, but due to the corona crisis, all concerts have been canceled from 8 March 2020, the date of the last concert in the Hermitage / Amsterdam.

From 19 to 24 October 2019, 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 2021In connection with this, the Jubilee Concert TRYPTYCH was to be performed at three locations in the three northern provinces with works by the three composers Zbigniew Preisner, Arvo Pärt and Nana Tchikhinashvili, but due to the developments around covid-19 it has been decided to postpone these concerts to a date to be determined. So keep an eye on this website! 

For all concerts, see the Agenda