Songs of Life
- Anne Knudsdotter - Livets Sange
- Eg vil minum harra prisa - Livets Sange
- En Midsommar Afton - Vokalselskabet GLAS
This programme is a collection of Psalms and folk songs which describe a life’s journey from cradle to grave. From the first song “The sun rises from the Oceans womb” to the final psalm “Now, when the sun sets” the singers navigate the bigger questions of life from birth to love, parenthood, struggle, peace and finally death.
For as long as we can recount, songs have been written to make peace with and understand the existential terms of life.
Nordic Folk Songs
- Nevanjoen Neito - Nordiske Folketoner
- I Kveld Er Eg Glad - Vokalselskabet GLAS
Reaching back to all their homelands in the Nordic Region, the singers of Vokalselskabet GLAS take the listener on a journey through Nordic vocal traditions with folk songs for dance, worship, joy and grief, from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.
The Land of Roses – Bulgarian Folk Songs
In 2001, the six vocalists of the Vocal Society GLAS came together by a shared love and admiration for the vocal music of Bulgaria and the diversity of unique vocal timbres of the country’s different regions. Since then, they have performed hundreds of concerts in Denmark and Europe, enthralling audiences and critics alike.
This concert is a collection of the most popular Bulgarian traditional songs by the country’s greatest composers, combined with folkloric stories from Bulgaria, narrated during the concert by the members of the Vocal Society GLAS.
It is in the so-called Rose Valley in the south of Bulgaria, the rare ‘Rosa Damascena’ grows which is the essence of Bulgarian rose oil that is considered to be the finest in the world. Through the imagery of the legendary rose, a mountainrange, and a young woman in love, a depiction of a romantic, yet tough past takes shape
Humanity and folk singing
The love GLAS Vocal Ensemble feel for Bulgarian songs and music, has spred to a warm and firm love for folk music in general. In this concert lecture you are invited on a journey back in time and out in the world. Differences and similarities between music cultures, in words and tones, paint a picture of what folk music is, and not least why they still exist today. A musical lecture that provides both insight and goosebumps.