Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir - US Virgin Island - Lord Sabaoth
CRCC Concert Tour 2017: New York and US Virgin Islands

Centennial Commemorations

“De Vestindiske Øer” was a favorite jewel in the Danish crown from the landing of the first settlers on St. Thomas in 1661 until 1917 when Demark sold the islands to the USA. It’s not surprising that Danes and Islanders came together in 2017 to support some very creditable entertainment – delighted and edified by great music and scholarly lectures that complemented other inspiring events to celebrate the Centennial year of the Transfer.

Take a look at to learn about other events that happened throughout the year.

Concert poster: Make A Joyful Noise - A Choral Salute to the USVI Centennial 2017 - Click to view a larger version of the poster

Concert poster: Make A Joyful Noise – A Choral Salute to the USVI Centennial 2017. Click to view a larger version of the poster

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir on tour

The choir was performing at acoustically excellent locations in early May: Concerts at historic Lutheran churches on St. Thomas and St. Croix, Government House and the Reichhold Center for the Arts. A highlight of the series was a world premiere of a piece written for voice and steel pan.

Talking History

Histories from a Shared Past was a transatlantic lecture series that was repeated in three locations on both sides of the Atlantic: St. Croix, St. Thomas and Copenhagen. These talks brought together some of the most knowledgeable scholarly voices to review the history of the US Virgin Islands from the arrival of the first people until today.

Different presentations were held for two evenings focusing on the relations, connections and exchanges between people, ideas and objects in the islands on a regional, Atlantic and global scale. The series was partially funded by the Solar Foundation, Denmark, the USVI Centennial Commission, Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Evans, the Society of Virgin Islands Historians and coordinated by the Danish West Indian Society and both the St. Croix and the St. Thomas/St. John Friends of Denmark Societies.


St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York,
”Missa Papae Marcelli”, Friday April 28th at 7.30 pm.

Lord God of Sabaoth Evangelical Lutheran Church, Christiansted, St. Croix
Centennial Mass, Sunday April 30th at 9.30 am.

Government House Ballroom, Christiansted, St. Croix
Opening Night Concert, Tuesday May 2nd at 7 pm.

Saint Patrick Church, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Concert, Wednesday May 3rd at 6.30 pm.

VI Montessori School & International Academy, St. Thomas
Workshop, Friday May 5th

Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas
Concert, Saturday May 6th at 7 pm.

Frederick Lutheran Church, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Centennial Mass, Sunday May 7th at 9 am.

Tours around the world

Read more about the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir’s concert tours: Tours

  • Kom til Åbent Hus 15. november kl 16.00
    Københavns Drengekor holder åbent hus for alle drenge, der i dag går i 2. klasse.
  • New artistic director and chief conductor
    We are certain that Carsten Seyer-Hansen is the right person to continue Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir's rich tradition concert activities and at the same time bring renewal to repertoire and musical collaborations.
  • Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir – Intangible Cultural Heritage?
    26 September 2019 more than 600 choir singers, representatives from Danish and international music society, politicians, parents and others participated in a large UNESCO meeting at Sankt Annæ Gymnasium.
  • HRH The Crown Prince celebrates new patronage with The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
    His Royal Highness takes over the patronage of The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir after his father, Prince Henrik of Denmark, who during his many years as patron of the choir actively participated in the choir's life.
  • CRCC concert tour in China 2019
    Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir performed this year's major concert tour in May-June in China.
  • HRH The Crown Prince new patron of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
    The Royal Family has just announced that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik will take over as the patron of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.
    It is a message forward with great joy and gratitude.
  • New CD Sicut Cervus – Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli, Sven-David Sandström: Sicut Cervus
    New CD Sicut Cervus - Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli, Sven-David Sandström: Sicut Cervus
  • TV recording of Carmina Burana concert
    Carmina Burana with boys from Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir performing with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The ConcertChoir of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, conductor Fabio Luisi and soloists.
    Broadcasted on DR K 10 March 2019 - and viewable online at DR.DK until 31 December 2021.
    The recording is from the first of three concerts in December 2018.
  • CRCC concert tour Europe 2018
    Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir performed in April-May 2018 a major concert tour "Choir Sounds of Joy and Reflection"
  • Opéra Comique Paris, March 2018
    Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir participated on March 27 at a large concert in a completely full opera house: 1200 invited guests experienced Accentus, Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, Maîtrise popular de l'Opéra Comique, Finoreille de l'Opéra de Lille and Maîtrise de Toulouse. All in a beautiful evening organized by Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.
  • In the memory of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik
    Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir has lost it's patron over 46 years. Prince Henrik took over the protectorate of the choir after King Frederik IX, and through all years, Prince Henrik has warmly and enthusiastically been a great support for the work of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, both at home and abroad.
  • Københavns Drengekor
    Sat 31.03.2018 / kl. 19:00
    Vor Frue Kirke, The Cathedral of Copenhagen
    Påskevesper i Københavns Domkirke lørdag d. 31. marts
  • CRCC Concert Tour 2017: New York and US Virgin Islands
    Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir on Tour 2017: Make A Joyful Noise - A Choral salute to the USVI Centennial.
    New York and the US Virgin Islands, formerly known as "De Vestindiske Øer".