A love song for Valentines day

There is no such thing as too much love. Which is why CAMERATA has recorded a new Danish love song Sommeraften (A Summer Eve). It will be released on the choir’s YouTube channel on Valentine’s Day, and has already grown very close to our hearts.

Two of the members of CAMERATA, Sofie and Erik, fell in love with each other during choir rehearsals. Last summer they decided to celebrate their love with a beautiful wedding, and the rest of the choir decided to celebrate them in a very special way: With a new Danish love song, which we performed as a surprise at the wedding.

The song is composed by Rasmus Thaarup, who himself is a former singer in CAMERATA, and a close friend of the couple. He was inspired to write a song that reflects the nature of their relationship.

“It’s based on a beautiful poem by Danish poet Helge Rode, which naturally fits with the tradition of Danish lyrical choral songs. The music has to be singable, bright sounding and varied in expression so that it supports the text in the best possible way. I have worked with image-building harmonies that should recall a quiet Danish summer evening with its special light and air. The melody, which is more expressive and agile, creates a kind of contrast to this calm and highlights the strong feelings between two people,” Rasmus explains.

Follow this link to listen to Sommeraften

Happy Nordic New Year

CAMERATA is ready to plunge into a new year full of exiting music.

CAMERATA will dedicate 2019 to Nordic choir music as we go on tour twice as ambassadors of the beautiful musical traditions of the Nordic countries. In April, we travel to England to follow up on the choir’s victory in The London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017. In October, we go to the United States to start a number of new collaborations. There will also be lots of concerts in Denmark – and we promise to keep you updated on this page as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

We would like to thank the audience for helping us welcoming our new conductor Sofia Söderberg, who took over from Jakob Hultberg in April 2018. In addition, we would like to send our thanks to all the musicians, soloists, producers, graphic artists, technicians, volunteers, coffee makers, church servants, organists, conductors, bus drivers, filmmakers and photographers who have helped us create art in 2018. Moreover, we direct an enormous thanks to the foundations that have made it possible for us to take on all this year’s large scale projects – without you it would not be possible.