About the choir
Moderato Cantabile is a Dutch chamber choir that performs in national and international concerts, and consists of an average of 30 experienced singers. Since its foundation by conductor Nana Tchikhinashvili in 2001, the choir has built up a extensive repertoire and has developed a special choir sound. The conductor wants to "achieve a timbre that reveals the heart and soul of a choral work". Moderato Cantabile usually sings a cappella. An important facet is, moreover, that in his concerts the choir sometimes offers young, promising musicians a stage. When choosing the repertoire, Tchikhinashvili is mainly guided by the beauty of the music. The choir regularly performs pieces that are rarely performed elsewhere. Nor does it want to commit itself to a certain direction within classical music. Moderato Cantabile likes to offer the vocal music-loving audience a wide range. Moderato Cantabile Foundation organizes its own concerts and gives concerts by invitation. For bookings you can reach us via contact. Until recently, the choir rehearsed every Wednesday evening from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in the auditorium of the Maartenscollege in Haren. Despite the fact that this location due to the corona virus has been approved according to the guidelines of the RIVM, it has been decided not to rehearse for the time being due to the tightened national measures. Moderato Cantabile receives an annual subsidy from the Municipality of Groningen.