Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, Ebbe Munk, Denmark, 2010
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Tour Dates
  • 20 Jun - 30 Jun, 2010

Tour Dates: 20 Jun - 30 Jun, 2010

Ebbe Munk - Chief Conductor

Ebbe Munk

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir

As a symphony orchestra that has been in existence since 1935, we cherish our rich history.Among some of the oldest European Musical traditions are the Cathedral choirs and their choir schools. The COPENHAGEN ROYAL CHAPEL CHOIR is the only representative of this tradition in Scandinavia.

Founded in 1924 by Mogens Wöldike the choir quickly developed into a full-time institution with the boys receiving their general education alongside a full musical and vocal training in SANKT ANNÆ GYMNASIUM, the Copenhagen Municipal Choir School.

Since 1959 the choir has been resident at Copenhagen Cathedral and as part of its duties performs at state occasions and during royal visits abroad. In fact since Ebbe Munk became director of the choir in 1991 they have undertaken concerts in leading concert halls, cathedrals and festivals all over the world. This includes leading concert managers such as Dell‘Arte in South America, Wu Promotion in China and Sydney Opera House Trust in Australia.

Benjamin Britten, Ernest Ansermet, Raphael Kubelik, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Andrew Davies, Sir Charles Mackerras, Christopher Hogwood, Paul McCreesh, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many others have each conducted the CRCC. Contemporary Scandinavian composers including Poul Ruders, Palle Mikkelborg, Per Nørgaard and Knut Nystedt have written works especially for them.

Le Figaro has placed the choir alongside the Vienna Boys Choir and that of Kings College, Cambridge as one of the finest in Europe. They work regularly with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and have made numerous CD recordings on EMI, Vanguard, Chandos, Decca, Telefunken, Danica Records and Dacapo.

In 2000 the CRCC received the prestigious Eugene Mortimer Choir Prize by the European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa.

From 2002 the choir has been nominated Ambassadeurs de l’Union by the Fédération Européenne des Choeurs de l’Union in Bruxelles. Also in 2002 the choir received a Grammy in Danish Music Awards for the recording of Buxtehude´s Cantatas together with Dufay Collective, London.

In November 2003 CRCC was honoured in Paris by l´Institut de France-Acadeémie des Beaux- Arts with the Prix Chant choral Liliane Bettencourt 2003.

As part of its duties performs at state occasions and during royal visits abroad. CRCC was greatly honoured to play a major musical part at the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen Cathedral in 2004 and at the christening of their firstborn, HRH Prince Christian in 2005 and second child HRH Princess Isabella 2007. In relation to these activities the choir also participated in the Reburial of Russian Empress Maria Fjodorovna (born Danish Princess Dagmar) in St. Petersburg in September 2006 in the attendance of the Danish Crown Prince Couple.

Since 1991 EBBE MUNK has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.

Ebbe Munk

Ebbe Munk

With the CRCC he has conducted the major choral repertoire together with leading Danish orchestras, e.g. the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra and the Concerto Copenhagen as well as with baroque ensembles such as the Dufay Collective (London) and the Ensemble Lascaris (Nice).

Ebbe Munk has been touring with the CRCC in all parts of the world – at leading international festivals as well as in concert halls and in cathedrals such as Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Washington National Cathedral, Hong Kong Centre of the Performing arts, Sala São Paulo and Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. Ebbe Munk has been conducting and a jurymember at several choir seminars in Denmark and abroad – in the autumn of 1999 at Princeton University’s North America Conference for Choral Conductors, and he is since 2002 artistic counsellor of the Fédération des Choeurs de l’Union in Brussels.

In november 2003 Ebbe Munk received together with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir the Bettencourt Prize in Paris by l’Institut de France – Académie des Beaux-Arts. Since 2006 Ebbe Munk is the president of the jury of the Concours de la Festival des Cathédrales de Picardie.


“Angelic voices of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.”
- Hanoi Opera House, 2009

 “This choir must be classified along with the most excellent children's & youth - charms in the world.”
- Le Figaro, Paris

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