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Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Sokkelund Sangkor and Morten Schuldt-Jensen in collaboration with the internationally renowned Leipziger Kammerorchester  will perform J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 1, 2, 3, and 6 in Garnisons Kirke, Skt. Annæ Plads 4 in Copenhagen. The two concerts take place Friday Dec. 6 at 8pm and at Saturday Dec. 7 at 1pm. Note the introduction to the work with the entire ensemble one hour before each concert; this is a must if you have not heard and seen it yet!

Our wonderful soloists: Daniela Zib (soprano), Johanne Højlund (alto), Richard Resch (tenor), Wiard Witholt (bass).

Click for: Tickets for Friday Tickets for Saturday. Price: 250 kr., groups from 4 and up 210 kr., students 125 kr.

More than 20 years ago, Morten Schuldt-Jensen and Sokkelund Sangkor enthused the concertgoers of Copenhagen for the first time with a novel and clear version of Handel's Messiah. In 2011 the choir broke the tradition and performed Bach's Christmas Oratorio instead. These concerts were so successful that Sokkelund Sangkor decided to do the Messiah and the Christmas Oratorio in alternating years from then on. And this year the masterwork by Bach is coming up.

A special tradition at these Christmas concerts is the introductions where the conductor with the help of the entire ensemble of soloists, choir, and orchestra explains and illustrates particular pieces and details of the work, e.g., focussing on a musical theme or effect, or how a theological point is expressed in the music.

The introduction starts one hour before the concert proper and last around 30 minutes. The doors open 1½ hours before the concert, i.e., ½ hour before the introduction. The doors remain open during the introduction.

Jul i Sokkelund/Christmas in Sokkelund

Christmas music for choir and woodwinds, from medieval to jazz.

Start Christmas in a nice way with "Christmas in Sokkelund", where we are this year collaborating with Utrilla Gudiksen (flute and piccolo), Henrik Goldschmidt (oboe and English horn) and Kirsten Thomsen (bassoon). Come to Garnison Church Sunday Dec. 1 at 8pm

The program contains a mix of extraordinary Christmas sounds; from Bach chorals to Ellington, with the main work being Gaudete by Swedish composer Anders Öhrwall.

Tickets available through billetto.dk. Price: 130 kr., groups from 4 and up 105 kr., students 65 kr.

Old News

Concerts for John Høybye's 80th birthday celebration

These days we are working with a wonderful program in connection with the celebration of the 80th birthday of Danish composer John Høybye.

On Fridan Jan. 11 you can hear Sokkelund Sangkor and Violinist Michala Høj in Søborg Church near Gilleleje (note that there are 3 places called Søborg). Free admission, start at 20.00.

On Saturday Jan. 12 the great celebration takes place in Galaksen (the Galaxy) in Værløse. We take part along with the DR Children's Choir, Diabolus, and Tritonus as well as a string of wonderful Danish musicians. There are no tickets available, but we will link to the radio transmission when it comes up.

Note after the concert: The recording of the entire concert can be accessed here.

Summer concert in Hørby Church

"Summer Psalm"

Danish and Swedish church program with a focus on preeminent Danish composers' take on the Psalms of David.

AAHLEN          Sommarpsalm
HJELMBORG    Hvor elskelige er dine boliger
JEPPESEN       Han har grundlagt en Stad
JEPPESEN       Herre! Hvor er mine Fjender mange!
KAYSER          Ængstede hjerter: vær stærke, vær uden frygt! 
KAYSER          Hver den, som beder, får
KAYSER          Glæde skal råde blandt Guds engle
HOLMBOE       Laudate Dominum (Alleluia - Exaudi - Laudate)
WIKANDER     Kung Liljekonvalje
LA COUR        Som græs er menneskets dage              
SIBELIUS       Drömmarna                                                                         
BOJESEN        Pater noster  
LEWKOVITCH  Herre, du vendte min sorg til dans
LEWKOVITCH  Min sjæl er stille for Gud alene
LEWKOVITCH  Kom, lad os juble for Herren
Svend S. Schultz  Yndigt dufter Danmark          
WEYSE           Der står et slot i Vesterled         
The Slow Spring

Coming up

Thank you for this year

Sokkelund Sangkor thanks you for 2017 and wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We will be back with "Winter Jazz" at Louisiana in Humlebæk on Feb. 2 2018.

Jul i Sokkelund/Christmas in Sokkelund

Start Christmas in a nice way with "Christmas in Sokkelund", also called "Christmas Jazz" with the traditional concert with the jazz duo Ole Kock Hansen (piano) and Mads Vinding (bass). Come to Garnisons Kirke Wednesday Dec. 19 at 8pm. 

The program contains a mix of extraordinary Christmas sounds; from Bach chorals to Ellington and jazzy arrangements of the classical Christmas melodies.

Tickets through billetto.dk. Price: 130 kr., groups from 4 and up 105 kr., students 65 kr.

Singing with Sokkelund Sangkor

Sokkelund Sangkor conducted by Morten Schuldt-Jensen in collaboration with Grundtvigsk Forum are launching a concert series, which combines sing-along from "Højskolesangbogen" with a-cappella works performed by the choir.

At the first concert May 21st 2017 we performed: Vagn Holmboe: Sange mod Vårdybet (William Heinesen), Bernhard Lewkovitch: 5 danske madrigaler (Frank Jæger), Ib Nørholm: 3 sange (Poul Borum, Ivan Malinovski) and Otto Mortensen: Korsange (with lyrics by Grundtvig, Helge Rode and Johs.V. Jensen).

The second concert took place Sep. 29th and consisted of, e.g., Peterson-Berger: Stemning; Per Nørgård: Du skal plante et træ (Piet Hein); Schierbeck: Septembersmilet; Holmboe: Vem er du?; Intet är forgäves; Stjärntimman and Tyngdens Ande (Lagerkvist).

We are planning to make a tradition of these concerts at Vartov, located next to the Town Hall of Copenhagen. Keep an eye on this site to find out about the next one!