KILDEBRONDE GIRL CHOIR

About the choir

 

Confirmation Mass in Hundige Church 2012

Christmas Concert 2015

 

 

A tradition for 46 years

In Hundige-Kildebrode Parish in Greve south of Copenhagen, a girl choir was founded in 1970 in order to sing at the services in the medieval Kildebronde Church. From 1976 the choir has additionally been serving the modern Hundige Church. The parish is one of the largest in Denmark with around 18.000 inhabitants, situated in the Koege bay area at the east coast of Zealand.

 

 

Daily life

Hundige-Kildebronde Girl Choir serves at all confirmation services and other festive occasions in Kildebronde and Hundige Churches. Ordinary Sundays the choir or part of it sings at the services in the two churches. The Evensong of Nine Lessons and The Eve of All Saints are fixed choir traditions in the parish, as are Christmas concerts and summer concerts among others.

 

Sint-Stefanus Klooster 2016

 

A visit by singers from the children's choir Easter 2014

 

Travels and projects

The inspiration for this work is enhanced by taking part in choir festivals and courses in Denmark and abroad, and in exchange projects with other choirs. During the last few years the choir has taken part in Copen­hagen Gospel Festival 2000, Nordklang July 2001 in Trondheim, Norbusang May 2002 in Esbjerg, Europa Cantat July 2003 i Barcelona, a national youth choir festival in Herning in June 2005 and Norbusang May 2005 i Odense. In July 2006 we took part in the international Europa Cantat Festival in Mainz, Germany, in 2007 in a week in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. October 2008 in Herning, Denmark, and July 2009 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2010 we took part in Nordklang in Aarhus, Denmark, together with the Childrens Choir of the Royal Music Academy, and 2012 we were in Torino, Italy, to participate in Europa Cantat. Unfortunately, a festival in Norway in 2014 was cancelled, but most of the choir took part in the Europa Cantat festival in Hungary 2015 and in Singing Week Flanders in Ghent, 2016.

 

Festival conclusion in Sint-Stefanuskerk in Ghent 2016

 

One of our rare Lucia processions. 2015

 

A small, hard working choir

Kildebronde Girl Choir is a small, hard working chamber choir. The choir is maintaining high standards both musically and vocally, with a repertoire of all sorts of music and an intensive training of voice and musicality. Choir singing is by definition a collective art, and we value a friendly and cooperative spirit in the choir. To the weekly rehearsal Thursday afternoon is often added one or two hours of specialized rehearsals, sometimes for only part of the choir.

 

Repertoire

The repertoire consists mainly of sacred music, from Gregorian chant through Renaissance and Baroque music to Romantic and contemporary music, from classical music to new gospels, from one to four or five parts. We have premiered or taken part in first performances of compositions by Svend S. Schultz, Claus Vestergaard Jensen, Henrik Odegaard, Vagn Holmboe, Morten Nyord, Peder Holm, Erling Bjerno, Soeren Hedegaard Soerensen, Henrik Norfelt. Vytatutas Miskinis, Kurt Bikkembergs and Henrik Colding-Jorgensen.

 

 

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