We were delighted to join forces with the Harlequin Chamber Choir for a joint concert at the beautiful St Stephen Wallbrook in the City, as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival on 11 June 2022.
Saint-Saens - Calme des nuits (Combined choirs)
Saints Seans - Les fleurs et les arbres (Combined choirs)
Certon - La La La, je ne l’ose dire (Harlequin)
Debussy - Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder (Harlequin)
Poulenc - Salve regina (Chantage)
Andrews - O lux beata trinitas (Chantage)
McGlynn - Geantrai (Chantage)
MacMillan - Gallant Weaver (Chantage)
Taylor - Lonesome road (Chantage)
Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of Silence (Harlequin)
Runestad - Let my love be heard (Harlequin)
Howells - Take him earth (Chantage)
Harris - Bring us O Lord God (Combined choirs)
Our first concert since 2019!
With rehearsals and performances on hold for over two years due to the pandemic, it was a joy to finally perform together in front of an audience at St Mary's Iffley, near Oxford on 2 April 2022. All proceeds from the concert were donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.
Monteverdi – Cantate Domino Gesualdo - Ave Dulcissima Maria
Byrd - Vigilate
Lobo – Versa Est In Luctum
Andrews - O lux beata trinitas
Poulenc - Salve regina
Saint-Saens - Calme des nuits
Saint-Saens - Les fleurs et les arbes
Britten - Chorale Old French
Mantyjarvi - Shakespeare Songs
Whitacre - Sleep
MacMillan - Gallant Weaver
Adele - Rolling in the deep
Porter - The way you look tonight
Celebrating 20 years of Chantage
We marked our 20th birthday with a celebratory concert at St James Piccadilly. We partied like it was 1999 (in a choral sense that is). Joined by choir alumni, we performed a selection of our favourite pieces from the past 20 years, ranging from works by Frank Martin, William Byrd and Michael Tippett, to popular numbers by Britney Spears, James Taylor, Billy Joel and Gospel greats.
Chantage joined forces with fellow chamber choirs Coro and ccFREIA to host the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition.
During the course of the competition weekend, we worked with all six competition finalists, sang for youth conducting workshops and performed in a Gala Concert Performance. The highlight was the Grand Final performance, during which we sang new choral composition, 'The Cries of Music' by Janet Wheeler with each competitor and witnessed the announcement of the inaugural competition winner - Julia Selina Blank from Germany,
A Baroque Christmas performance
We were delighted to perform Bach's glorious Baroque Masterpiece, the Christmas Oratorio, with the Lawes Baroque Orchestra, in the beautiful setting of St Peter's Church, Hammersmith.
Rebecca Lea, Soprano
Eleanor Minney, Mezzo Soprano
Christopher Bowen, Tenor
Jimmy Holliday, Bass
We were thrilled to take part in the City of Derry International Choir Festival in October 2017, placing third place in the international competition.
Thanks to Lorcan Doherty for the beautiful photographs.
As part of our ongoing project to record the first album dedicated exclusively to the choral music of emerging Swedish composer Mårten Jansson, we were delighted to perform an evening of Swedish music on 2 March 2017.
We were warmly hosted by the choir of the Swedish Church in Marylebone, performing some joint pieces together including Gloria from Jansson's Missa Popularis.
We also performed a selection of his compositions that we will be recording, including the premiere of Triptyk, a set of three spiritual songs set to texts by Kerstin Dillmar. Thank you to everyone who came along to listen and to Mårten himself for joining us and sharing some of the stories behind his music.
We were thrilled to perform a selection of our favourite festive music at a truly unique venue this Christmas - the stunning London Museum of Water and Steam. Our programme included:
See some of the highlights below:
Watch Chantage perform "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Watch Chantage perform "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Photographs from the concert
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:
Back in 2014, Chantage teamed up with the Aurora Orchestra to perform the world premiere of MELD, by Benedict Mason at the BBC Proms. Written specifically for the Royal Albert Hall, the performers used the entire space during the piece - and it was filmed with multiple cameras positioned around the hall.
Released this week, and available online until 4 July 2016, you can view the complete performance here: