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Danish National Radio Choirs

Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from members of the Danish National Radio Choirs about Niels Gade's Comala and finds out about a choral methodology called the Intelligent Choir.

Sara Mohr Pietsch unpacks the pure Nordic sound they're well known for producing with members of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Danish National Concert Choir. There's a chance to hear the choirs in action in a recent concert performance under conductor Laurence Equilbey, of a Danish rarity, Niels Gade's "Comala". And Sara talks to singer and choral leader Siri Myggen about a choral methodology created by Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe for popular genres of music, called "The Intelligent Choir" and finds out from Siri how studying this system inspires her work with the vocal group she founded "Echoes in Veil".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Von Himmel hoch, chorale cantata

    Ensemble: Accentus Ensemble. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Mendelssohn.
    • naive.
    • 6.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Die Wasserrose (The Water Lily)

    Choir: DR VokalEnsemblet. Conductor: Marcus Creed.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade


    Choir: DR VokalEnsemblet. Conductor: Marcus Creed.
  • Echoes In Veil


  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Les Fleurs et Les Arbres

    Choir: Voices of Hope. Director: Simon Fidler.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Kommt, ihr Tochter, helf mir klagen (St Matthew Passion)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Gustav Holst

    Nunc Dimittis

    Choir: Sansara.
    • Cloths of Heaven.
    • Convivium Records.
    • 9.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Comala (excerpt)

    Choir: DR VokalEnsemblet. Orchestra: Danish Radio S O. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.


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