An Evening of Choral Music From Denmark – Saturday 29th June 2013 at 7.30pm

Posted on May 29, 2013

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The Girls’ Choir of the Musikkonservatorium, Esberg, Denmark
Conductor : Lone Gislinge
Organ : David Butterworth

The Girls’ Choir of the Musikkonservatorium, Esberg

The Girls’ Choir of the Musikkonservatorium, Esberg

We are delighted to welcome a visiting choir to Christ Church at the end of June.

The Girls’ Choir of the Musickkonservatorium in Esberg, Denmark, was established at the West Jutland Academy of Music in 1983 by founder conductor Lone Gislinge. Today the choir comprises around 50 girls aged between 12 and 19 years and has a diverse repertoire covering sacred and secular choral music, with a strong interest in Danish song and musical tradition. The choir has performed extensively on radio and television, released four CDs and assisted with three others. Frequent travellers, the choir have held concerts in most European Countries, the USA, Canada, South Korea, China, Uruguay and West Africa. Award winning musicians, the choir won a silver medal in the World Choir Games in Xiamen in 2006 and two gold medals at the Bratislava Choir Festival in 2010.

The choir will perform a varied programme including works by Nielson, on Saturday 29th June 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door, priced £5 (children free).

Lone Gislinge, Conductor
Lone Gislinge was born in 1958 in Holstebro, Denmark. An experienced music teacher, conductor and arranger, Lone founded the Girls’ Choir of the Musikkonservatorium, Esberg, Denmark in 1983. The choir has performed a diverse programme of works, including Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart- Fauré- Verdi’s Requiem, Händel’s Crownhymns, Haydn’s Nicolai Mass, Bauernfeind’s Family Mass, Dvorak’s Mass in D-major. In ’98, ’99 and ’01 the choir won the national choir competition for children choirs, ”Sangerdyst fra kyst til kyst”.

David Butterworth, Organ
David Butterworth has worked with Lone Gislinge on a number of occasions over the past twenty years, both as an accompanist and tour organizer. He began his musical life as a chorister at St. John’s, Burgess Hill, under the inspiring tutelage of John Glandfield. Educated at Hurstpierpoint College, he went on to obtain both the FRCO and CHM diplomas by the age of 17, one of the youngest organists ever to have done so. He subsequently read music at Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar of Jesus College.

In 1967, he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Mary’s, Nottingham, inheriting an ailing Edwardian organ whose replacement was by then deemed essential. The courageous decision was taken to install a new instrument by the renowned Danish organ builders Marcussen, which became widely known for its mechanical action and fine tone, and was much visited by organists and organ builders alike. David has given many recitals both here and abroad, including on Radio Three, at the Royal College of Organists, at King’s College, Cambridge, at the cathedrals of Canterbury, St.Albans, Derby, Southwell and Nottingham and in Holland, Germany, Denmark and the Faroe Islands.

For more information about the Girls’ Choir of the Musikkonservatorium visit http://www.konservatorietspigekor.dk

The choir will perform a varied programme including works by Nielson, on Saturday 29th June 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door, priced £5 (children free).

The choir will perform a varied programme including works by Nielson, on Saturday 29th June 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door, priced £5 (children free).

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