Sokkelund Sangkor

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Since the beginning in 1984 Sokkelund Sangkor has worked ith all types of choral music ranging from Gregorian Chant through contemporary music and jazz/rock. With an exquisite sound modulation, an impeccable intonation, a breathtakingly musical phrasing and its dynamic and extremely convincing performances the choir is a fine ambassador for the Scandinavian choral tradition. The choir belongs to the absolute elite in Scandinavia and has won the „Holmboe-Price 2001“ (considered the Danish Choral Championship) and the Chamber Choir Competition of the European Broadcasting Union.

Sokkelund Sangkor works in concentrated periods focused on a certain repertoire or a special project. Despite the very high public profile on the symphonic concerts of the choir, a-cappella concerts are considered the nucleus of the work. Here a certain idea or subject (e.g. a literary theme, a certain time of year, a composer etc.) is treated with variation in musical style and with a very personal and not seldom provocative angle.

Sokkelund Sangkor is also involved in collaborations with some of the best instrumental ensembles. Helsingborg Symfoniorkester from Sweden and Leipzig Chamber Orchestra should be mentioned as partners in the annual Messiah-concerts in Garnisons Church in Copenhagen, for a number of years till now reviewed by the music critics as the best performance available. But also concerts with some of Denmark’s best jazz musicians belong to the highlights of every concert season, as do the symphonic concerts in the Tivoli Concert Hall along with partners like e.g. the Vocal Ensemble of the National Danish Radio.

The CD-production and broadcasts of the choir mirror this wide repertoire profile, here you will find jazz-and gospel recordings with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Ole Kock Hansen and Etta Cameron, Handels Messiah, recordings of national Danish Romantic opera alongside with feinschmecker-a-cappella music by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe.