A choir with many facets
The Danish National Vocal Ensemble is an elite choir with a pure, transparent Nordic sound – and at the same time each of the 18 singers is a professional soloist with a strong personal mode of expression.
In the company of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble you can experience the whole spectrum of choral music – from 500-year-old Renaissance music through Romantic classics to brand new works by young composing talents. Several Danish and European composers have written works specifically for the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, which is today internationally acclaimed.
Each season the Danish National Vocal Ensemble appears in a number of a cappella concerts as well as with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra . The choir also appears with ensembles like Concerto Copenhagen or orchestras from Nordic or other European countries.
The Danish National Vocal Ensemble has recorded a long succession of CDs. In 2012, they won the prestigious German Echo Music Prize for the CD The Nightingale, recorded with recorder virtuoso Michala Petri. Other new CDs include Per Nørgård’s large choral work Libra and a recording of Francis Poulenc’s choral music.
BACH: KOMM, JESU, KOMM
BRUCKNER: VIRGA JESSE
ARVO PÄRT: NUNC DIMITTIS
TWO TRADITIONAL DANISH SONGS TO WORDS BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN:
HYRDEN GRÆSSER SINE FÅR
MENDELSSOHN: RICHTE, MIR GOTT
PER NØRGÅRD：WIE EIN KIND
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: THREE SHAKESPEARE SONGS
FULL FATHOM FIVE
THE CLOUD-CAPP’D TOWERS
OVER HILL, OVER DALE
JUDITH BINGHAM: THE DROWNED LOVERS
CHARLES STANFORD: THE BLUE BIRD
TWO TRADITIONAL DANISH SONGS:
- CARL NIELSEN: UNDERLIGE AFTENLUFTE
- POUL SCHIERBECKS: I DANMARK ER JEG FØDT
LIGETI: EJSZEKKE; REGGEL
*program is subject to change