The Jutland Chamber Choir was established in 1982 on the initiative of the present conductor of the choir, Mogens Dahl. The choir takes its 25 young singers from the vital Aarhus musical scene, primarily from the University and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus. The concert activities of the choir cover the whole country, alone and as members of the Danish Chamber Choir Society. Since its foundation the Jutland Chamber Choir has manifested itself with a decidedly lyrical and homogeneous choral sound. The constant focus of the choir is to embody and thus to strengthen broad interest in recent European music. The choir collaborates extensively with other choirs, musicians and composers in Denmark and abroad. To this testify the many works that have been written for and first performed by the Jutland Chamber Choir, for example by Jørgen Jersild, Ib Nørholm, Svend S. Schultz, Per Nørgård, Bo Holten, Lars Johan Werle, Sven-David Sandström and Nils Lindberg. In recent years the Jutland Chamber Choir has aroused increasing attention on the Danish and international choral scene by participating in festivals and competitions. In 1997 the choir won the first prize, the Silver Rose Bowl, in the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) international choir competition Let the Peoples Sing.