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. From mid-September 2020, the choir rehearsed every Wednesday evening from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in the auditorium of the Maartenscollege in Haren/Groningen. In October 2020, it was then decided, due to the tightened national measures of the RIVM regarding the strongly increasing coronavirus infections, not to hold rehearsals until it is allowed safe again. Moderato Cantabile receives an annual subsidy from the Municipality of Groningen.