A classical delight from the Copenhagen boys

Arriving in Colombo this week for their first ever tour of Sri Lanka is the internationally acclaimed Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.

Founded as the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir in 1924, the choir was permanently connected with the Christiansborg Slotskirke (Chapel of Christiansborg Castle) in 1959. With a repertoire ranging from commissioned works by the leading composers of our time to the earliest polyphony, the choir has earned a reputation over the years of being one of the finest of its type, giving concerts all over the world.

Le Figaro ranks the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir alongside the Vienna Boys Choir and that of Kings College, Cambridge as one of the finest in Europe. The all male Choir which has in its ranks 30 boys and 14 adults, works regularly with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and has won several international awards.  

Their tour of Sri Lanka tour is arranged In cooperation with the Danish Embassy in New Delhi, and the choir will make their first appearance on April 29 at the Hotel Jetwing Light House, in Galle (a special performance for the Sri Lanka UK Society).

Their star performance will be on May 2 at the Lionel Wendt. This charity concert will be in aid of the Jeevaka Fund, Cancer Institute, Maharagama and and the tickets and box plan will be made available one week ahead.

On May 4, they will sing at the Colombo Hilton’s Thorana Lounge, before travelling to Kandy for two concerts - on May 6 exclusively for the student audience at Girls High School and on the 7th a special performance to the Kandy connoisseurs of classic music at the Mahaweli Reach.

Among the sacred songs and hymns they perform are Carl Nielsen’s “Benedictus”, Lewkowitch’s “Salve Regina” and “Alma redemptoris”, Norgard’s “Agnus Dei II” and Ruders’ “I sne star urt”.

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