Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Copenhagen Girls’ Choir rates among the best of its kind in Denmark and is recognized abroad for their homogenous sound – a result of the extensive voice-training the singers receive. The choir was founded in 1973 and is under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Benedikte. On their U.S. tour they will be performing with the award-winning ensemble Afenginn and the pedal steel player Maggie Bjorklund. The Concert repertoire consists of new Nordic Music composed for this tour, classical choral music, and re-compositions of classical repertoire. Composer and front man in Afenginn, Kim Nyberg, has a strong Nordic voice in his compositions that encompasses classical techniques, Scandinavian folk music and the odd meters of eastern European music. Maggie Bjorklund’s exceptional and poetic pedal steel playing is an interesting link between Denmark and the U.S., where she has toured extensively as a soloist and with American artists. The concert will feature all ensembles together as well as choir a cappella pieces and some instrumentals.