Singers in The Danish Girls' Choir of Fredensborg Chapel get life experiences and a professional education as church singers. With weekly choir rehearsals and church services as well as many private and public concerts annually, we spend a lot of time together. Our annual choir weekend and concert tours strengthen the solidarity and invigorate the musical capability of the choir.
Work and passion fuse together
The Danish Girls' Choir of Fredensborg Chapel is employed by the Fredensborg Palace Chapel as well as the Asminderød Church. We perform in smaller groups in every Mass and services during the weekend and holidays so we take turns at getting up on sunday mornings!
We love of our workplace! We enjoy being a part of the settings for the memorable occasions in peoples life. It is delightful to witness the christening of little children or the moving wedding ceremonies.
It is also very special to us to perform in concerts where everything comes together and everybody sings their best - the sensation of harmony, united breathing and musical community. Everyone who sings in a choir is familiar with this feeling.
Even though the choir is a part time work it is foremost a place for us to unite in music. A place that provides a breeding ground for long standing friendships and experiences out of the ordinary. It is a free space where we get to pursue our musical ambitions together.
We have choir rehearsals in Asminderød every Tuesday from 18:30 - 21:00 including a small snack break.
In addition, we have 10 extra Sunday choir rehearsals every year, where we have lunch together, just as we have solo singing during the year with a professional singer.
In November we have a choir weekend where we prepare for the Christmas concerts.
During the school summer holidays, we're off duty.
Being an elite singer
Cille Buch, our conductor, compares participation in the choir to being on selected teams within e.g. an elite sport. She has high ambitions. You can't hide in our choir! Each singer must know their own vocal capacity, both standing, sitting – and lying down!
An elite singer rehearses at home, gets well prepared, is mastering own calendar and prioritizes choir life – otherwise it's hard to keep up, even though we're good at helping each other.
When you join the choir, you will begin as a "tutti singer". Here you will have time to find your place. Later, once you've gained more experience and feel safe, you can become an ensemble singer who is challenged by singing solos or being in a duet, trio or quartet.