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
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
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:
Chantage gave the UK premiere of Mårten Jansson’s 'Missa Popularis' in celebration of the Patronal Festival for St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street, on Sunday 21 May 2016.
Joined by a string ensemble made up of members of the Orchestra of the City, Chantage was honoured by the presence of the composer at the special performance.
Tickets are now on sale for the second of Chantage's Shakespeare-themed performances. Chantage are delighted to be performing with the Salomon Orchestra, widely described as London’s finest non-professional symphony orchestra.
Conducted by Graham Ross. Narrator: Sir Timothy Ackroyd. Chorus: Chantage.
– Tchaikovsky – Fantasy Overture ‘Hamlet’
– Vaughan Williams – Three Shakespeare Songs (conducted by James Davey)
– Delius – Walk To The Paradise Garden
– Walton – Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario (Christopher Palmer arrangement)