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A Celebration of Georgian Song

March 11, 2018

In early April Chela are looking forward to welcoming members of award-winning women’s ensemble “Ialoni” from Tbilisi. Ialoni are led by Nino Naneishvili, who has visited Cambridge several times before and each time captivated us with her joyful teaching style and repertoire of songs.

On Friday 6th April we will be sharing the stage with Ialoni in Little St Mary’s Church on Trumpington Street, Cambridge, singing a mixture of secular and church songs from Georgia. Do come and join us if you can – you can reserve seats in advance by email – see attached poster for details.

A5 poster Easter 2018


In concert and workshop at FolkEast 2017

September 25, 2017

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Chela is singing at FolkEast 2017

June 20, 2017

See the lineup for FolkEast 2017 here.

Easter Songs from Georgia

February 26, 2017

A concert by Chela, the Cambridge Georgian choir:
at 7:30 pm
on Wednesday 5th April 2017
Jesus College Chapel

Entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection to support training of the choir and charitable causes in Georgia.

To reserve seats, please email:

Download a poster from here.

Georgian Singing Workshop with Malkhaz Erkvanidze in June 2016

May 23, 2016

Discover the mystery of Georgian harmony from a master


2 – 6 pm
Sunday 26th  June 2016
1 Lyndewode Road
CB1 2HL.

Chela, the Cambridge Georgian choir, welcomes the return of Malkhaz, an ethnomusicologist  from Tbilisi, Georgia. He gave workshops  in Cambridge in 2008 and 2014 and gave a concert with his choir Sakhioba in 2011. Malkhaz is one of the leading specialists of the modal scale used in church chants and traditional Georgian song at the conservatoire.

Price: £15, £13 concession

To book your place contact by email:
or phone Ashlyn or Miranda on:
tel: 01223 353586 mob: 07811 206630

Flyer for Malkhaz, Cambridge 2016

Nana Mzhavanadze returning to Cambridge in June 2016!

May 23, 2016

A Sunday afternoon workshop of Georgian song and dance

Flyer for Nana's Cam#68C643.doc

Chela welcomes Nana Mzhavanadze to Cambridge again.

Nana is blessed with an exquisite singing voice. You may have heard this Gurian nightingale singing Georgian songs.

She is an experienced and sympathetic teacher.

Workshop at St Paul’s Centre, Hills Road CB2 1JP
2 – 6 pm  on Sunday 19th June 2016

Contact Ashlyn or Miranda on:
tel: 01223 353586
mob: 07811 206630
or email:
cost £15 or £13 concession

Flyer for Nana, Cambridge 2016

Spring Greetings!

April 8, 2014

Chela are returning to St Peter’s in early May for their annual Easter Wassail (see the flyer on the Calendar page), and this year, as well as the traditional Easter liturgical pieces, we are heralding the arrival of spring with a number of folk songs featuring our feathered friends. We will be singing of Blackbirds, Nightingales, Cuckoos and Crows…. and of snatched kisses with fair girls!