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.


Due to the developments related to COVID-19, the concert planned for December 12 in Kollum has unfortunately been cancelled. In the meantime, we are looking forward to better times in the spring, and our jubileum concerts in June 2022.

In 2021 Moderato Cantabile celebrated its 20th anniversary! In relation to that the Jubilee Concert Triptych will be performed in the spring of 2022 in the three northern provinces, with works by three composers: Zbigniew Preisner, Arvo Pärt and Nana Tchikhinashvili. The Opmaat concert is a prelude to this with a program that shows the versatility of the choir: from classical to modern and contemporary, from modest to exuberant. The guideline is music with a special and sometimes mystical sound, which transports the listener to other times and distant worlds. You can hear works like 'Immortal Bach' by Nystedt, 'Nunc Dimittis' by Pärt, 'Hostias' by Bruckner, 'Northern Lights' by Gjeilo, as well as 'Earth Song' by Ticheli or 'The Blue Bird' by Stanford. What is particularly remarkable is that the conductor herself also composes works that are performed by the choir: religious works such as 'Miserere Nobis', 'Deus Noster' and also lighter works such as 'Trees' and 'Ladybug'.

For all concerts, see the Agenda.

Wanted: soprano! You can respond here.