“It was so terribly cold …”

121017_plakat_svovlstikkerne_180dpi“… Snow was falling, and it was almost dark. Evening came on, the last evening of the year. In the cold and gloom a poor little girl, bareheaded and barefoot, was walking through the streets …”

With Christmas right around the corner, the concert “The Little Match Girl” focuses on those, who have nowhere to go.

As nights grow longer and days shorten, CAMERATA will shine a light in Esajas Church accompagnied by an ensemble of professional musicians. We invite you to join us in a moment of reflection on the fairytale “The Little Match Girl” by Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen. It is a tale of a life ended too soon, without anyone noticing, as the big city harshly rushes on.

In this concert, CAMERATA is collaborating with the acknowledged Swedish choir conductor Sofia Söderberg, who experiments with performance designs, letting storytelling and music complement each other. Sofia Söderberg has composed a program, which reflects and interprets the moods of the fairytale “The Little Match Girl”.

Concert on November 26th, 4 pm in Esajas Church, Malmøgade 14, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.

A tuneful farewell to the summer that never was…

21330686_10156629680419778_703663986_oCopenhagen Chamber Choir CAMERATA are preparing for a series of ambient autumn concerts celebrating the blooming and decay of life, and the promise of a return to light after darkness!

In the three concerts titled Life, Death, and Resurrection, we explore the interweaving of the natural, the human, and the divine. We have put together a programme embodying large contrasts in theme – day and night, life and death, winter and spring – as well as in music, as old lyrics and tunes are reinterpreted by modern Nordic composers.

The repertoire ranges from dramatic compositions by Max Reger and Sven David Sandström to Danish late summer gems by Sven S. Schultz, Peter Bruun, and others. Bruun’s newly composed version of the cherished classic autumn hymn Nu falmer skoven will have its first performance at these concerts. We are very grateful to Bistrup Church for having commissioned this arrangement as part of the festival “Music of the seasons in Rudersdal”, which has given us the opportunity to perform this work for the first time.

You will also get to hear some of the most beautiful works from our winning programme at the choir competition in London earlier this year, such as Norwegian Ola Gjeilo’s Unicornis Captivatur, a veritable tour-de-force featuring a phoenix, a unicorn, and other mysterious animals.

Concert dates:

19 September, 7:30 pm, Taarbæk Church

21 September, 7:00 pm, Husum Church

1 October, 3:00 pm, Bistrup Church