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Danish National Vocal Ensemble in London & Oxford – CANCELLED

26 March 2020
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Due to the COVID-19 virus, the organisers of this event have taken the step to call off this event and plan instead to reschedule it again at a later date. Please do stay updated as we hope to promote this interesting event later in the year.

Date
26 March 2020
Time
19:30 – 21:00
Venue
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Due to the COVID-19 virus, the organisers of this event have taken the step to call off this event and plan instead to reschedule it again at a later date. Please do stay updated as we hope to promote this interesting event later in the year.

Thank you for your interest and do get in touch if you have any comments or questions to this or in general to what we do. Email [email protected] phone +44 (0) 207 259 6795. 

Kind regards, 

Team DKUK


THE DANISH NATIONAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE is one of the world’s leading chamber choirs, renowned for its clean Nordic sound. On a rare visit to the UK the choir performs motets by J S Bach and Carl Nielsen, Scandinavian music from the Renaissance to the present day, and traditional Danish songs.

Music by J. S. Bach, Carl Nielsen, Bent Sørensen, Bo Holten, Kaija Saariaho and traditional Danish Songs. Conducted by Marcus Creed


Thursday 26 March, 7.30 PM
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Friday 27 March, 7.30 PM
Chapel of Merton College, Oxford


For more info and sign-up please visit:

Music at Oxford, Oxford
Cadogan Hall, London

  • The Danish National Vocal Ensemble
  • Marcus Creed
  • Programme

The Danish National Vocal Ensemble is the full- time professional chamber choir of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark’s national broadcaster, and a group internationally acclaimed for its virtuoso choral technique and the beauty of its transparent Nordic sound. The choir’s reper- toire ranges from Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, via the classics of the Romantic era, to the brand-new scores of today: the DNVE has premiered works by many of the leading com- posers of our own time.

The choir’s prize-winning CD catalogue includes recordings which have won the prestigious German ECHO award, the French Diapason d’Or de l’Année, and received outstanding reviews. The Secret Mass, its 2018 recording of music by Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinů was CD of the Week on BBC Radio 3, and Årstiderne – a collection of Danish folk songs – was acclaimed by Classics Today (USA) as ‘exemplary choral singing’.

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Marcus Creed became Chief Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble in 2014, and in him the choir has found the perfect partner: an ambitious and experienced musical director, in the front rank of elite choir conductors, and a master of the Vocal Ensemble’s extensive and wide-ranging repertoire.

Marcus Creed has a distinguished background in the English choral tradition as a former student at King’s College Cam- bridge, Christ Church Oxford, and the Guildhall School of Music in London. Today he lives in Germany, where he has directed several of Europe’s other leading professional choirs, including SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart.

J. S. BACH (1685-1750): Komm, Jesu, komm (BWV 229)
MOGENS PEDERSØN (1583-1623): Motets from Pratum spirituale (1620) CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Three Motets (op 55)
J. S. BACH (1685-1750): Der Geist hilft (BWV 226; London concert only) BENT SØRENSEN (b. 1958): Benedictus (Oxford concert only)
KAIJA SAARIAHO (b. 1952): Nuits adieu (Oxford concert only)
BO HOLTEN (f. 1948): Herren er min hyrde
J. S. BACH (1685-1750): Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227; London concert only) TRADITIONAL DANISH SONGS