Chantage needs your help to record the first album dedicated exclusively to the choral music of Mårten Jansson, an emerging Swedish composer with a unique and beautiful style that deserves to be heard worldwide.
We were immediately charmed by Jansson's music and were surprised to find that this Bärenreiter-published composer did not yet have an album dedicated to his music. We are excited for the opportunity to better disseminate Jansson's choral repertoire to wider audiences on our own record label, but in order to do this, we need your assistance.
Funding this CD project would help cover the costs of:
We ran a crowdfunder campaign during October and successfully raised over £5,000 to help make the project a reality. We also completed the first recording session for this project at the end of the month, singing Jansson's Missa Popularis. You can see video of some of the session here.
But we still need support to finish the project.
You can pre-order the CD here.
If you can donate to support the project, we'd be so grateful!
Find out more about the project and hear some of the sublime music in our video:
To celebrate that everyone can now marry the person they love, Chantage has recorded an album of unaccompanied choral music suitable for any wedding. From new compositions to arrangements of popular, classical and folk songs, all the music on the album has been carefully selected so it can be used in either civil ceremonies or church weddings
"Chantage is a class act and this is a wonderful album, nicely conceived and beautifully performed. The collection is a great resource for brides and grooms and choir directors looking for something different for a wedding." - Amazon reviewer
Chantage were invited to record at Abbey Road Studios with indie band, Elbow, in a live performance/recording of their Mercury Music Prize winning album, The Seldom Seen Kid. The recording was also broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Over 1 million views were recorded from people pressing their Red Button or going online to watch the unique performance Elbow gave with Chantage and the BBC Concert Orchestra, making it the most popular music session ever shown on the BBC's Red Button.
Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes for Radio 2 and 6 Music said:
"I'm delighted that so many Radio 2 listeners accessed one of the finest live performances we have ever recorded for Radio 2"