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Danish National Girls’ Choir


Since its founding in 1938, the Danish National Girls’ Choir has been synonymous with Danish song and the pure Nordic sound. Every year the choir sings more than 60 concerts in Denmark and is always met with great interest in full churches and concert halls. The choir tradition in Denmark is very strong, going back several centuries. This choir, which is considered one of the best girls’ choirs in the world, combines old song traditions with new music, always working to develop the choir tradition exploring the special sound of young girls’ voices. Through a strong focus on educating children and youth in the choir tradition, this elite ensemble covers a broad repertoire encompassing Grundtvig’s hymns, modern compositions, and pop songs without losing its musical spark and infectious enthusiasm. The Danish National Girls’ Choir has also been on several tours to among other countries France, England, Russia, China, and Australia.

Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
Presenting Underwriter
HRH Foundation

Festival Co-Chairs
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher

Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, David M. Rubenstein, the State Plaza Hotel, and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
Danish National Girls’ Choir