2016

Christmas Concerts in Sct. Albani Kirke

Sct. Albani Kirke (Odense), Saturday 17 December 2016, 3 pm & 5 pm


A Ceremony of Carols

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.

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 Concert in Dreslette Kirke

Dreslette Kirke (South West Funen), Tuesday 6 December 2016, 8 pm

The concert programme consists of Christmas songs and hymns from Denmark and other European countries.

Here is the concert programme.

Durufle’s Requiem in Ansgars Kirke

Ansgars Kirke (Odense), Sunday 6 November 2016, 4 pm


Maurice Durufles Requiem

The main work of the programme is Requiem for choir, soloists, cello and organ by the French composer Maurice Duruflé.

Participants are: Mezzo soprano Anne Roed Refshauge, baritone Thomas Storm, cellist Heikki Takkula, organist Tina Christiansen and The Fionian Chamber Choir.

The choir also sings Salve Regina by Francis Poulenc.

Alice Granum will conduct the choir.

Concert in Askov Kirke

Askov Kirke (South Jutland), Tuesday 25 October 2016, 8 pm


Bach-statuen foran Thomaskirken i Leipzig

The Fionian Chamber 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.

The choir is conducted by Alice Granum.

Music in the darkness

Vor Frue Kirke (Odense), Friday 7 October 2016, 9 pm


Musik i mørket

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.

Rotary Denmark Annual Meeting 2016

Hotel Hans Christian Andersen (Odense), Saturday 24 September 2016

The choir will sing Danish late summer songs during the meeting (private event).

Funen Political Festival 2016

Fyens Stiftstidende Media House (Odense), Saturday 3 September 2016, 10 am

In connection with the opening of the festival, the choir will sing a number of Danish late summer songs in the “medielab” (free entrance). Theis Lyng Reinvang will conduct the choir. The Danish ministers of culture, justice and climate are participating in the political festival.

Concert in Aunslev Kirke

Aunslev Kirke (East Funen), Tuesday 24 May 2016, 7.30 pm

The choir will sing songs from Denmark and the Nordic countries, conducted by Alice Granum.

Here is the concert programme.

Concert in Sct. Nicolai Kirke

Sct. Nicolai Kirke (Svendborg), Tuesday 3 May 2016, 7.30 pm

The concert is arranged in connection with the completed renovation of the church organ.

The concert is a presentation of the renovated organ, and church organist Tore Bjørn Larsen has written new music for the organ, as well as new choir music. The latter will be performed by 100 singers from South Funen, as well as The Fionian Chamber Choir. Also the tenor Simon Mott Madsen and cathedral organist Johan Hammarström (Västerås, Sweden) participate.

The choral texts selected for this concert span a time period of 2500 years:
1. King David of Judah – approx. 1000 BC
2. Jesus of Nazareth – approx. 30 AD
3. Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig from Udby – approx. 1855.

The concert is conducted by Alice Granum, conductor of The Fionian Chamber Choir.

Concert in Sct. Nicolai Kirke – for special invitees

Sct. Nicolai Kirke (Svendborg), Monday 2 May 2016, 7.30 pm

The concert is arranged in connection with the completed renovation of the church organ.

This concert is for special invitees.
It is repeated on tuesday, and to this concert there is public access.

2015

Christmas Concerts in Sct. Albani Kirke

Sct. Albani Kirke (Odense), Saturday 19 December 2015, 5.00 pm & 7.30 pm


Julekoncerter i Sct. Albani Kirke

This is our traditional and popular Christmas concerts in the catholic church of Odense.

The program will include Magnificat by Vivaldi and music by John Rutter, Bo Holten and Per Drud Nielsen.

Ticket sales at Billetto – remaining tickets at the entrance.

Christmas Concert in Espe Kirke

Espe Kirke (Central Funen), Tuesday 8 December 2015, 8.00 pm

The choir will sing Christmas songs and hymns from Denmark and other European countries.

Carl Nielsen Concerts with TipToe Bigband

Den Fynske Opera (Odense), Saturday 21 November 2015, 8.00 pm
Den Fynske Opera (Odense), Sunday 22 November 2015, 3.00 pm

The concerts, which is a collaboration with TipToe Bigband, celebrates 150 years since the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

Choir trip to Italy


Concert in Assisi 2015

The Fionian Chamber Choir travels to Assisi (in Umbria, Italy) 10 October 2015 and returns 14 October.

The choir participates in a mass on Sunday and gives a concert in Basilica di San Francesco (upper church) at 9 pm on Tuesday.

The programme contains Nordic and Italian music.

Good night, Carl !

Vor Frue Kirke (Odense), Friday 2 October 2015, 9.00 pm


Godnat, Carl! - Odense Kulturnat 2015

This evening concert celebrates 150 years since the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

It takes place in the context of Odense Kulturnat.

The concert will be recorded by Lithuanian television.

Concert in Sct. Mikkels Kirke

Sct. Mikkels Kirke (Slagelse), Sunday 6 September 2015, 3.00 pm

The concert celebrates 150 years since the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
The choir and its conductor Alice Granum will present Carl Nielsen arrangements by John Høybye and Ole Faurschou, as well as music by other Nordic composers, e.g. Edward Grieg and Knut Nystedt.

Nielsens birthday

Odense Koncerthus, Tuesday 9 June 2015, 7.30 pm

All of Funen is invited to celebrate Danish (and Funish) composer Carl Nielsen on his 150 years birthday.
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Harald Haugaard, Philharmonic Choir Odense, The Fionian Chamber Choir and others will pay tribute to Denmark’s great composer with a dashing programme.

Concert in Aunslev Kirke

Aunslev Kirke (Eastern Funen), Tuesday 5 May 2015, 7.30 pm

The concert celebrates 150 years since the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
The choir and its conductor Alice Granum will present Carl Nielsen arrangements by John Høybye and Ole Faurschou, as well as music by other Nordic composers, e.g. Edward Grieg and Knut Nystedt.

Release party for new CD

Odense, Sunday 15 March 2015 , 3.00 pm

Presentation of the CD “like summer dew” (som sommerdug) with choral songs by Per Drud Nielsen.
The event takes place at Odense Musikbibliotek (the former railway station).
Here is a link to the poster.

2014

A Christmas oratorio for Odense

Odense Domkirke, Wednesday 17 December 2014, 7.30 pm
Odense Domkirke, Thursday 18 December 2014, 7.30 pm

For several years, wonderful Christmas music combined with angels singing and sing-a-long has been the recipe at  the Christmas Carol Concerts in the Cathedral. Inspired by this fine tradition,  Odense Symphony Orchestra has asked Michael Bojesen to compose a new Christmas Oratorio for Odense. The text will be written by poet and writer Dy Plambeck.

Conductor: Michael Bojesen.
Soloists: Sys Bjerre, Thomas Storm.
Choirs: Syngedrengene from Assens, The Fionian Chamber Choir.

The Fionian Chamber Choir also sings 2 Christmas carols by John Rutter:
Candlelight Carol & Nativity Carol.

A titbit from the christmas oratorio (sung by Sys Bjerre)

Family Christmas Concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra

Odense Koncerthus, Saturday 13 December 2014, 11.30 am & 1.00 pm

Everybody understands that Christmas is approaching, when 300 singing kids fill the Carl Nielsen Hall with smiles, songs and vibrant energy. Exactly what we need amidst winter’s darkness. Michael Bojesen is conducting, and Troels Lyby is soloist and compère. Also choirs from Funish schools and the Fionian Chamber Choir participates.

Christmas Concert in Kerteminde Kirke

Kerteminde Kirke, Tuesday 2 December 2014, 8.00 pm

The choir will sing the English composer Benjamin Britten’s choral work “A Ceremony of Carols”. The choir also sings beloved Danish Christmas songs and hymns.

Music in the darkness

Vor Frue Kirke (Odense), Friday 3 October 2014, 9.00 pm

Evocative choral singing in dim ilumination. The choir will sing songs by Per Drud Nielsen and other Danish evening songs. The Nielsen songs were recently recorded and will later appear on a new CD.

Here is a link to the concert poster.

CD recordings in Svendborg – Weekend 2

Vor Frue Kirke (Svendborg), Saturday 13 September 2014
Vor Frue Kirke (Svendborg), Sunday 14 September 2014

Music by Per Drud Nielsen is being recorded (no public access).

CD recordings in Svendborg – Weekend 1

Vor Frue Kirke (Svendborg), Saturday 14 June 2014
Vor Frue Kirke (Svendborg), Sunday 15 June 2014

Music by Per Drud Nielsen is being recorded (no public access).

Choir Festival in Svendborg

AOF Svendborg, Monday 2 June 2014, 6.00 pm

Participation in the choir festival SYNG SYDFYN, in connection with a competition for young choir conductors.

Alice Granum 60 years

Kerteminde, Saturday 10 May 2014

Concert in connection with the celebration of Alice Granum’s 60 years birthday (private event).

4 May Concert in Allesø Kirke

Allesø Kirke, Sunday 4 May 2014, 7.30 pm

Concert in connection with the annual celebration of the liberation of Denmark in May 1945.

Brahms’ Requiem

Odense Koncerthus, Thursday 20 March 2014, 7.30 pm
Odense Koncerthus, Friday 21 March 2014, 7.30 pm

Brahms’ Requiem is performed twice in Odense Concert Hall with Odense Symphony Orchestra. Other participants are Philharmonic Choir Odense and Helsingborgs Konserthuskör. Alexander Vedernikov is conducting.

Love songs with Michael Bojesen

Odense Koncerthus, Thursday 13 March 2014, 5.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Together with high school choirs from Funen and soloists from the Royal Academy of Music, the choir will sing rhythmical and classical love songs, arranged for choir and orchestra by Michael Bojesen.

Release party for new CD

Carl Nielsen museet (Odense), Saturday 25 January 2014

Presentation of the CD “MORE THAN EVER” (Mer end nogensinde) with compositions and arrangements by Christian Dyrst (only for invitees).


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