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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!

Chela singing for the British Georgian Society

May 30, 2013

The BGS are holding an inaugural event at Pembroke College, Cambridge in June, and Chela have been invited to sing a few songs at the drinks reception which follows the lectures. See Calendar for more details.

Nana Mzhavanadze returning to Cambridge in May!

April 30, 2013

After her acclaimed concert at Jesus Chapel with Sathanao last year, grab this chance to learn some Georgian songs from Nana! See Calendar page for more details.

Flyer for Nana's Cam#68C643.doc

Coming out of hibernation

April 3, 2013

Spring has been delayed by more than a month this year, so our emergence (blinking) from under the duvet of snow seems to have been in slow motion. Below ground though, protected from the frost, the green shoots of a new year’s singing have been forming….

We have a date for Chela’s Easter Wassail, and it will be at the end of this month! See the Calendar for details.

Follow the  link below to find out about an inspirational workshop being given in April in London by Frank Kane, who uses Georgian song to transform technique and break vocal  “blockages”.

And then in mid May, we welcome back Nana Mzhavanadze, one of the founder members of Sathanao. We hope Nana will lead a public workshop around the 15th/16th May – keep watching this space!