The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir – Kobenhavns Drengekor in Danish – will together with Danish storyteller Susse Wold be touring Singapore and Bangkok in September 2005. The tour is part of the world wide celebrations of the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen.
At both concerts, Susse Wold will be reading excerpts from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale while the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir will be performing choral works by Mendelssohn, Liszt and Schumann.
In Singapore, the performance will take place at the Esplanade Concert Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 23 September. Tickets are available from Esplanade Box Office and SISTIC’s authorised agents.
Early Bird Package: S$40.00 per ticket for group packages of 4 and more. (Valid from 12 August to 1 September)
Group Package: S$50.00 per ticket for group packages of 4 and more. (Valid from 2 September)
Single Tickets: S$68.00 (Concessions available for students at S$34.00 and for both senior citizens and NSF men at S$47.60) (Valid from 12 August)
Please log on to www.esplanade.com for more information
In Bangkok, Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir and Susse Wold will perform at the Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 28 September. The evening will first present a concert with the Swiss Piano ensemble ‘Piano Seven’ before the Danish performance will take the stage.
Tickets are sold at Baht 1,500 / 1,200 / 1,000 / 800 / 400
Ticket outlet/reservation with relevant telephone number :
• Thai Ticket Master Booth at Central Ladpao, Chidlom, Bangna, Pin Klao, Ramkhamheng and Future Park Rangsit or book online on www.thaiticketmater.com
• American Express Applause Tel: 02-273-5200 (for cardmembers only)
For further information please contact :
• International Cultural Promotions Limited Tel: 02-661-6835-7
The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir is one of the finest in Europe. It works regularly with leading Danish orchestras and Danish and European period ensembles and has made cut numerous records.
The Choir is also one of Scandinavia’s oldest choral foundations and one which is richly steeped in tradition. It was founded in 1924 and performs on state occasions and during royal visits abroad. The choir has given concerts in leading concert halls, cathedrals and at festivals all over the world with leading conductors.
The high artistic standard which has characterized the choir for 75 years has been achieved by means of the unique vocal training the choristers receive at Sankt Annae Gymnasium (St. Anne’s Gymnasium), the Municipal Choir School of Copenhagen, and from the choir’s duties at Copenhagen Cathedral (The Church of Our Lady).
The choir has gained an international reputation through its interpretation of the works of the major composers of the renaissance and baroque eras in particular and of 20th century choral music for boys’ and men’s voices.
Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir has particularly in recent years noted an increase in invitations to perform abroad. It has previously performed in Singapore in Victoria Hall and once in Kuala Lumpur, but never before in Bangkok.