Christmas video with the choir
The video is recorded at the townhall square in Odense and can be played at the website of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).
Christmas Concert in Skovby Kirke
Skovby Kirke (North Funen), Monday 12 December 2016, 7.30 pm
The concert programme consists of Christmas songs and hymns from Denmark and other European countries.
Christmas Concerts in Sct. Albani Kirke
Sct. Albani Kirke (Odense), Saturday 17 December 2016, 3 pm & 5 pm
The choir performs A Ceremony of Carols by the English composer Benjamin Britten and Christmas songs and hymns from many countries. Conductor is Alice Granum.
The version of A Ceremony of Carols performed this afternoon is scored for mixed chorus, solo voices, and harp. Written for Christmas, it consists of eleven movements. The original version for three-part treble chorus was written in 1942 while Britten was at sea, going from the United States to England.
Originally conceived as a series of unrelated songs, it was later unified into one piece with the framing processional and recessional chant in unison based on the Gregorian antiphon Hodie Christus natus est, heard at the beginning and the end. A harp solo based on the chant, along with motifs from the movement Wolcum Yole, also serves to unify the composition. In addition the movements This Little Babe and Deo Gracias have the choir reflecting harp-like effects.
Ticket sales at Billetto – remaining tickets at the entrance.
Music in the darkness
Sct. Nicolai Kirke (Svendborg), Tuesday 31 January 2017, 8 pm
Evocative choral singing in dim ilumination.
The choir will sing works by Johann Sebastian Bach (which include the double choir motet “Komm, Jesu, Komm”) and older members of the Bach family, as well as music by Nordic composers.
“I always say that a church or a school without a choir is like a body without a soul”
– John Rutter