Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir

Friday, May 18, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

Friday, 18 May 2012 at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM

No tickets or reservations required
Donation requested

The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir consists of about 80 boys and 30 professional male choristers. Founded in 1924, the choir has been resident at the Copenhagen Cathedral since 1959 and performs on state occasions and during royal visits abroad. The boys also sing at High Mass and Vespers in the Cathedral.Since Ebbe Munk became director of the choir in 1991 they have given concerts at major concert halls, cathedrals and festivals around the world. Le Figaro has placed the choir alongside the Vienna Boys Choir and King’s College, Cambridge as one of the finest in Europe.
The program combines music from the great European heritage of sacred music from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including works by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Bruckner, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, with ballads and folk songs from the rich Scandinavian tradition of vocal music.

Program

Palestrina: Canite tuba in Sion
Schuetz: Wie lieblich sind deine Whonungen
Monteverdi: Gloria / Adoramus te, Christe
Organ Solo
Bruckner:  Locus iste
Liszt: Three Hymns for the Holy Virgin
   Inno all Virgine Maria / Ave Maria/ Salve Regina
Rachmaninoff: From All-Night Vigil op. 37
   Blazhen muzh/ Nyne otpushchayeshi
   Bogoriditse devo
Intermission
Nordic Sounds:
A Suite of Ballads and Songs for harp and choir