Carsten Seyer-Hansen
New artistic director and chief conductor

It is a great pleasure to announce that Carsten Seyer-Hansen will take over as new artistic director and chief conductor for the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir (Københavns Drengekor) from August 1, 2020, where he will be responsible for organising the choir’s artistic work, and where he will lead an unique ensemble on both a Danish and an international scale.

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir was founded in 1924 by Mogens Wöldike, and the choir has throughout its almost 100-year history distinguished itself among the world elite in the performance of music composed for boys’ and men’s choirs. In addition to performances of some of music history’s greatest choral works, the choir often performs at official events, such as in the Royal House.


We are certain that Carsten Seyer-Hansen is the right person to continue Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir’s rich tradition of concert activities, and at the same time bring renewal to repertoire and musical collaborations.


Since 2003 he has been employed at Aarhus Cathedral where he is artistic director of both Skt. Clemens Boys Choir and Aarhus Cathedral’s Kantori. He is also passionate about developing choral environments for young singers. In particular, he contributes to the status of singing in boys’ choirs, about which the newspaper ‘Politiken’ recently published an article.

Carsten Seyer-Hansen is also employed as an associate professor at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus) with responsibility for the conducting programs at the master’s and soloist levels. In addition, he has an extensive freelance business as conductor for a number of Denmark’s professional choirs and orchestras.

We look forward to welcoming Carsten Seyer-Hansen at the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium (Copenhagen Municipal Song School), where Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir is based, and where the choir boys go to school and receive their singing education. At the same time, Carsten Seyer-Hansen is hired as Domkantor in Copenhagen Cathedral, where the choir, in addition to singing at high masses, also has a yearly concert series.

Carsten Seyer-Hansen will replace Ebbe Munk, who is retiring after almost 29 years as head of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.

CALENDAR AND NEWS
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    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
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  • 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
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  • Københavns Drengekor
    Sat 31.03.2018 / kl. 19:00
    Vor Frue Kirke, The Cathedral of Copenhagen
    Påskevesper
    Påskevesper i Københavns Domkirke lørdag d. 31. marts
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    New York and the US Virgin Islands, formerly known as "De Vestindiske Øer".