Singers in The Danish Girls' Choir of Fredensborg Chapel get life experiences and a professional education as a church singer. 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 community and raise the musical capability of our singers to the highest level.
Work and leisure mingle
The Danish Girls' Choir of Fredensborg Chapel is our part-time work. We are paid to be church singers for services and are at work when the "church is open", i.e. Sunday mornings and public holidays, but we take turns getting up early on Sundays!
We love of our workplace! It's nice on a grey Sunday morning to see children being baptized, to see youngsters being confirmed and being present when a couple says 'yes' to each other.
It's also special to give concerts where we all perfom at the highest level in an environment of harmony and community. Everyone who sings in a choir is familia with this feeling – but our choir feels extra special because we are attached to the Chapel in the grounds of Fredensborg Palace.
Although singing in the choir is a paid job, there is no doubt that we also see the choir as our hobby, where we find space to live out our musical ambitions.
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.