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Danish National Girls' Choir

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DR PigeKoret © Daniel Stjerne / DR

DR Pigekoret (Danish National Girls’ Choir) is one of Denmark's strongest musical brands: Fifty young musical talents in the ages 16-22 together create one of the finest girls’ choirs in the world. The choir renew the Danish song tradition with authenticity, ambition, strength and passion through strong and original musical power and modern visual formats. The contemporary approach makes DR Pigekoret an appealing player in many different musical contexts, and the choir gives over fifty concerts a year in Denmark and internationally. The choir is permanently based in DR Koncerthuset (DR Concert Hall) in Copenhagen. The choir is proud to be under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

DR Pigekoret was established by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) in 1938. Ever since the beginning, the choir has mediated and interpreted the Danish songbook every day on radio and television. The choir draws full houses – whether singing a cappella or in concert with the country's, most talented musicians, and artists. The founding DNA of the choir are the Danish songs, but their repertoire also ranges from traditional hymns to pop songs and contemporary classical works, often commissioned by the choir itself.

The founding conductor of the choir was a little unusual. Not many women could be seen conducting in public in the 1930s, but Mrs. Lis Jacobsen did, and she headed the ensemble from 1938 right up to 1961. The sixth and present conductor is not typical either: Phillip Faber is both conductor and composer, and his own works range just as widely as the repertoire of the choir. Although he is young, born in 1984, he has composed symphonic works, a requiem, a children's opera, film music and a wide variety of vocal works, including for DR Pigekoret. Phillip Faber is passionate about communicating classical music, and his skill as a TV host on DR’s channels has already made him as well known and loved in Denmark as the choir he leads.

www.danishnationalgirlschoir.com
  • Niels W. Gade, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, A.P. Berggreen, Carl Nielsen, Phillip Faber

    Stille som sne (Quiet as snow) – a nordic Christmas

  • Oluf Ring, Aksel Agerby, Egil Harder, Sven Gyldmark, Kim Larsen, Steffen Brandt, Sebastian, Poul Schierbeck, Otto Mortensen, Carl Nielsen

    Your Danish Song

  • Phillip Faber

    Sommerfugledalen

  • Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen sung by the Danish National Choirs

  • John Frandsen

    Requiem

  • Hanne Ørvad

    Corona

  • Bent Sørensen, Per Nørgård

    The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town

  • Ib Nørholm

    Choral Works

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