The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge were delighted to make their debut performances around northern Denmark. They sung a morning service at Mariager Kirke performing works by Byrd, Victoria and Anna Thovaldsdóttir amongst a host of Danish hymns. That same afternoon, following a delicious lunch and a stroll to the fjords, the Choir delivered their programme A Lenten Sequence, a Capella music ranging from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. It was a huge pleasure for the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge to be invited to perform alongside the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra with soloists Gareth Brynmor John (baritone) and Elsa Benoit (soprano) at Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, a concert that was broadcasted on Danish Radio.


Aside from the fantastic music making, Choir members thoroughly enjoyed exploring Danish culture during our six-day tour. The Choir were welcomed into Denmark by their wonderful Director of Music, Graham Ross bearing Danish pastries, visited Viking Burial Grounds, drove motorboats, became well-equipped with the North Jutland Bus Service, delivered impromptu performances in jazz bars, learnt that laser-tag was the best pre-concert activity, became experts at Shuffleboard and despite a lengthy debate, discovered that hummus was in fact considered a liquid.


It was a fantastic tour and the Choir look forward to making a return visit to Denmark in the future!