Danish ­National ­Vocal Ensemble

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29. apr '17 kl. 17:00 Den Sorte Diamant

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14. maj '17 kl. 16:00 Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium, Koncertsalen

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4. aug '17 kl. 19:30 Garnisonskirken, København

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Beethoven: Leonore ouverture nr. 3
Mozart: Klaverkoncert nr. 9
Schubert: Messe i Es-dur

14. maj '17 kl. 16:00 Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium, Koncertsalen / DR Vokalensemblet
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Musik af: Bach, Bruckner, Arvo Pärt, Mendelssohn, Nørgård, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Judith Bingham, Charles Stanford og György Ligeti

4. aug '17 kl. 19:30 Garnisonskirken, København / DR Vokalensemblet
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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.

The Danish National Vocal Ensemble sings Carl Nielsen at BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall

Marcus Creed – Chief Conductor with a world reputation

Marcus Creed has been the Chief Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble since 2014, and in him the choir has found the perfect match: an ambitious and experienced front figure who belongs to the absolute world elite of choral conduc­tors, with a command of the whole of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble’s wide-ranging repertoire.

Marcus Creed is at home even in the earliest choral music, but his heart is especially in recent contemporary music and introducing audiences to the goldmine of musical experiences that also lies hidden in the more complex works.

Creed comes from the distinguished English choral tradition with conducting studies at King’s College, Christ Church and the Guildhall School of Music. Today he lives in Germany, where he has directed several of Europe’s leading chamber choirs, includ­ing SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, which he still heads.

I look for the greatest possible perfection in the interpretation and execution of the music. But the most important thing for me is to try to make life more interesting for my audience.

The 2016-17 season

In this season the Danish National Vocal Ensemble celebrates its tenth anniversary, and the programme for the season is the best possible illustration of the choir’s great versatility – from madrigals to modern classics.

The singers of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble

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The Danish National Concert Choir – A symphony of singing voices

The Danish National Concert Choir consists of a whole 75 professional singers. At its core is the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, and one could say that the rest of the Danish National Concert Choir adds the heavy artillery when a broader spectrum of choral sounds is required in all the classic genres and epochs.

Besides the Classical-Romantic concert repertoire for choir and orchestra, new music has always played an important role for the Danish National Concert Choir. Per Nør­gård’s Symphony no. 3 was written for the choir, as have works by modern masters such as Henze, Sandström, Stockhausen, Ligeti, Berio and Penderecki.

Singers in the Danish National Concert Choir