A classical choir with routine workflows and proven concepts?
Think again. Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir is a unique international choir project, which breaks with the usual, both artistically and organisationally.
The Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir has set itself the primary goal of influencing the future vocal music agenda in the Nordic countries. Its repertoire is largely characterised by a love for the Nordic choral sound and the Nordic languages.
Why do the leading Nordic composers love to write new music for this ensemble? One reason may be that the choir, on its international tours to Berlin, Halle, Stockholm, Bergen and Reykjavik, amongst others, has demonstrated its delicate grip on contemporary vocal art. By way of example, the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir premiered Nordic Mass by Sven-David Sandström at the Bergen International Festival in 2014 and, in 2015 world premiered ’The Passion of St. John’ by the same composer in Konzerthaus Berlin.
The conductor Mogens Dahl has strived to create a flexible ensemble that is willing and able to tread new paths in the world of vocal music. A pool of 40 young singers from near and far forms the backbone of the choir which, from the outset in 2005, has caused quite a stir with its innovative concert, festival and CD projects.
Collaborators such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Brooklyn Rider and Athelas Sinfonietta testify to the artistic reach and international outlook of the ensemble.
Artistic Director and Conductor
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR
Mogens Dahl is the conductor and founder of THE Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir which he has developed into one of the leading vocal ensembles of Scandinavia today. He trained at the Aarhus University Department of Musicology and at the Aarhus Royal Academy of Music followed by additional studies with, amongst others, Eric Ericson and Jorma Panula and, for a number of years, he taught at the Aarhus Royal Academy of Music and at Aalborg University. Between 1991 and 2003, he held the position of Choirmaster at the Danish National Opera.