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Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Vocal Ensemble © Per Morten Abrahamsen

The Danish National Vocal Ensemble is an elite chamber choir of 18 singers who perform a cappella music as well as choral music with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras from the Nordic and European countries. The performances of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble can lead their audiences through the whole span of the choral repertoire – from Renaissance polyphony through the classics of the Romantic era to the brand new scores of our own time: the choir has premiered and commissioned works by many of the leading Danish and European composers of today.
The Danish National Vocal Ensemble has released a substantial catalogue of outstanding and award-winning CDs. In 2015 their recording of Olivier Messiaen's virtuosic Cinq Rechants won theDiapason d'Or de l'Année and the Danish DR P2 Prize, and in 2012 The Nightingale – recorded with Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri – won the German ECHO Award.
Each season the Danish National Vocal Ensemble presents a series of a cappella concerts in Copenhagen and across Denmark and is frequently invited to perform abroad. In addition, the choir regularly performs accompanied repertoire, joining forces with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Other collaborations have included performances with the period-instrument Baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen, just as the NDR Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic are among the Danish National Vocal Ensemble's regular partners.

  • Jesper Koch


  • Carl Nielsen

    The Mother, Op. 41 – A Play in a Prologue and Seven Scenes

  • Niels W. Gade

    Erlkönigs Tochter & Fünf Gesänge

  • Niels W. Gade

    Erlkönigs Tochter (Elverskud/ The Elf-King's Daughter) (LP)

  • Bent Sørensen


  • Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen sung by the Danish National Choirs

  • Bent Sørensen

    Sounds Like You

  • Peter Heise

    Sange for mandsstemmer

  • Poul Schierbeck

    Fête galante

  • Per Nørgård


  • C.F.E. Horneman

    Orchestral Works

  • Vagn Holmboe, Peter Bruun, Per Nørgård, Bo Holten, Herman D. Koppel, Jørgen Jersild, Poul Ruders

    Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir

  • Rued Langgaard

    Music of the Spheres

  • Rued Langgaard


  • Per Nørgård

    Symphonies 3 and 7

  • Hanne Ørvad


  • Ib Nørholm

    Choral Works

  • Svend S. Schultz

    Yndigt dufter Danmark (The wonderful scent of Denmark)

  • F.L.Ae. Kunzen

    The Hallelujah of Creation

  • Bernhard Lewkovitch

    Vocal and Instrumental Works

  • Alessandro Orologio, Magnus Thomsen, Michael Prætorius, Bartholomæus Stockmann, Arnoldus de Fine, Valentin Hausmann, John Bull, Jan Tollius, William Brade, Thomas Simpson

    Royal Music

  • Per Nørgård

    Symphony No. 3 · Twilight