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About Vokalselskabet Glas

VOKALSELSKABET GLAS -THE GLAS VOCAL ENSEMBLE. Glas is an award nominated vocal ensemble consisting of six female voices. GLAS was formed in 2001 when the six singers were brought together by a shared passion for Bulgarian Folk music and its bright vocal sound, lilting ornamentations, tight harmonies and uneven time signatures. Since then the ensemble and their recognizable sound has been included in a multitude of different musical settings; ranging from modern Opera, World music, experimental Rock, Pop, and new Nordic Folk music.

The particular and original sound of Vocal Ensemble Glas has enabled them to cooperate with a long line of composers, bands, theatres and artists. Among others: Afenginn, Aunleif Rasmussen, Kottos, Andrea Pellegrini, Kira Skov and Peter Peter, Line Tjørnhøj, Odin Teatret, Frans Bak, John Sund, Ragnhei?ur Grøndal, O’Hara and Jacob Groth.

Vocal Ensemble Glas have released three records. Their latest recording entitled ‘Mold’ from September 2015, presents new vocal works by five highly respected and recognised composers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, The Faeroe Islands and Denmark. The result is a series of unique vocal pieces in the different styles of each Nordic nation

In 2012 Glas developed the performance entitled ‘Wisdom of Birds’ in cooperation with director and designer Veronica Hodges. ‘Wisdom of Birds’ is constructed around Bulgarian Folk songs and has been performed in locations such as the National Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Glas is Supported by The Danish National Art Fund, King Christian X’s fund, IKC and others.

Calendar

August
24 - 27
Tønder, DK
Tønder Festival
20:00

Afenginn “OPUS” feat. GLAS Vocal Ensemble

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Previous concerts

June
30
Roskilde, DK
Roskilde Festival
14:00

Afenginn “OPUS” feat. GLAS Vocal Ensemble
Bemærk: Klokkeslet for koncerten er ikke fastsat.

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22
København, DK
Frihavnskirken
20:00

Nordisk a cappella.
Ved denne koncert byder vi velkommen til vores nye førstesopran, Elisabeth Vik.

March
12
7620 Lemvig, DK
10:30

Verdensmusikmesse

February
24
Odense, DK
Posten
21:00

Lukket arrangement

January
08
Roskilde, DK
Jacobskirken
15:00

Nytårskoncert

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December 2016
04
København, DK
20:00

Danish Music Awards / World
GLAS nominated:
Track of the year
Album of the year

November 2016
22
København, DK
Venligbohuset
17:00

“Sange for sjælen” workshop og koncert

13
København, DK
Absalon
15:00

Koncert med Afenginn “OPUS”

October 2016
19 - 23
Santiago de Compostela, ES
Womex
15:00
10
2791 Dragør, Denmark, DK
Kongelunden Asylcenter
17:00

Sange for sjælen – et møde

03
3230 Græsted, DK
Center Esbønderup
17:00

Sange for sjælen – et møde.
Workshop og koncert

September 2016
30
Danmark, DK
Holmegaardsskolen
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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29
Danmark, DK
Peder Syv Skolen
10:35

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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29
Danmark, DK
Gadstrup Skole
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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28
Danmark, DK
Baunehøjskolen
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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27
Danmark, DK
Avedøre Skole
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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26
Danmark, DK
Gungehusskolen
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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23
2720 Vanløse, DK
20:00

Koncert med Afenginn “OPUS”

22
Hillerød, DK
Klaverfabrikken
20:00

Koncert med Afenginn “OPUS”

17
Korsika, FR
Festival
20:00

Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi

02
Danmark, DK
Hyllinge Skole
11:20

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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01
Danmark, DK
Hvide Sande Skole
12:25

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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01
Danmark, DK
Spjald Skole
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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August 2016
31
Danmark, DK
Mulbjergskolen
9:55

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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30
København, DK
Absalon
10:30

Glas medvirker ved Afenginns releasekoncert

30
Danmark, DK
Katrinebjergskolen
9:55

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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29
Danmark, DK
Sødalsskolen
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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29
Danmark, DK
Farsø Skole
9:00

Levende Musik i Skolen
Nordisk a cappella

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28
København, DK
10:30

Fredagskirken
Vesterbrogade 49, 1620 Kbh V

10
Sorø, DK
Sorø Klosterkirke
10:30

Soro Internationale Musikfestival
Nordiske + bulgarske satser + salmer

Discography

Mold – Nordic Sessions

2015

With MOLD The Glas Vocal Ensemble expands its musical map towards the North and unites five languages in a joint praise of the Nordic folk song. In MOLD (Faroese for soil) a selection of the best Nordic composers and arrangers have composed new works for GLAS.

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Wisdom of Birds

2013

Wisdom of Birds is a choreographed a capella performance created by GLAS in cooperation with scenographer Veronica Hodges (DK/USA). This CD consists of 15 bulgarian choir pieces from the performance as well as two exciting improvisations.

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Kopirin

2010

The title of this CD is a combination of the Bulgarian PIRIN mountains and the Danish word: KOPI. KOPI because the vocalists in GLAS reinterpret compositions by the major Bulgarian Choir Composers that have previously been recorded. In the same way classical musicians reinterpret musics by Mozart, Bach and Chopin.

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Projects

AFENGINN

The Danish band, Afenginn release their record, ‘OPUS’ in 2016, with Vocal Ensemble Glas participating. OPUS is described as a modern symphony of four movements in a fusion of styles from Classical music, Pop, Rock, Eastern European and Nordic Folk music. It has received rave reviews.
www.afenginn.dk

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN

In September 2015, Glas partook in the premiere performance of the Faeroese composer, Sunleif Rasmussens works, ‘A Dream’ with lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen. The composition was performed in The Black Diamond during Nordic Music Days in Copenhagen, and included performances by Kvartetten Kottos, Opera singer Andrea Pellegrini and Vocal Ensemble Glas.
www.sunleifrasmussen.com

KRISTIAN SKÅRHØJ

Realm of Play: CD-udgivelse i maj 2013. Glas synger et afsnit i Kristians Pinse-oratorium.

VERONICA HODGES, SCENOGRAF

Wisdom of Birds. Urpremiere i Palmehaven, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Kbh. 12. oktober 2012.

JOHN SUND, KOMPONIST, GUITARIST

CD-indspilning og koncerter: “Impressions”.

LINE TJØRNHØJ, KOMPONIST

Operaen: “Anorexia Sacre”, maj 2012, dansk premiere i Ribe Domkirke.

KIRA SKOV & PETER PETER

CD: Epiphanies of Grandeur + koncerter. (fra 2010)

KATRINE RING OG MUSIKALSKE VENNER

Live under Copenhagen Opera Festival 2013.

JEANETT ALBECK

Indspilninger på dansk

FRANS BAK

Lydkollager. De kan høres hér på myspace.com. (2005)

JACOB GROTH

Musik til filmen “Skagerrak” – her medvirker Vokalselskabet Glas. (2004)

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Tine Refsgaard
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