The Danish National Vocal Ensemble, highly acclaimed for its pure, transparent Nordic sound, presents a broad cross-section of Danish music in this concert. They explore the nation’s great choral tradition from the time of Christian IV’s rule in the 16th century, via Carl Nielsen, the father-figure of modern Danish music, to music of the present day.
Framing the programme are choral masterworks by J.S. Bach: three glorious motets serving as a reminder that one of the most influential composers on Bach was another Dane, the great 17th-century organist Dietrich Buxtehude.
J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, komm
Pedersøn Fader vor ud i Himmerig
Pedersøn Victimae paschali laudes
Nielsen Tre Motetter
J.S. Bach Der Geist hilft
Bent Sørensen Benedictus
Bo Holten Herren er min hyrde
A selection of traditional ‘Dansk Sange’
J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude