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. The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Maartenscollege in Haren. This location is due to the corona virus approved according to the guidelines of the RIVM and the GGD, and by the Carmel College foundation, which includes the Maartenscollege. The choir will adhere to the security conditions set out in the protocol of Choir Network Netherlands. Moderato Cantabile receives an annual subsidy from the Municipality of Groningen.