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.