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Concert Clemens

Vocal group

The vocal group Concert Clemens was founded in 1997 by Carsten Seyer-Hansen and a group of singers from Aarhus, Denmark.

The group consists of 16-18 singers who serve as chorists as well as soloists. Most often, Concert Clemens sings the music of the periods before 1750 and after 1900, and they are equally fond of the works of Bach and newly composed music. For their recordings of Duruflé’s Requiem and his motets, they received the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2012. Furthermore, their Christmas record There is no Rose. Christmas in the 21st Century was voted favorite recording of the year in 2018 by the listeners of Danish Radio P2, the classical radio channel of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. For this record, Concert Clemens also received a number of enthusiastic reviews in England – like for instance this one: “This recording is outstanding. The group produces exceptionally pure-toned singing, and the engineering is alluringly atmospheric. The singers avoid vibrato, and this produces per- formances of unusual textural clarity” (BBC Music Magazine), or this one: “On this CD the Danes play us at our own game, singing in impeccable English. In many ways, musically, this is the best of the lot. It’s my runner up for Xmas Album of the year” (Classic Fm).
In recent years, Concert Clemens has performed at the Bach Festival in Leipzig (2022) and several times
at the Stunde der Kirchenmusik at the Stiftskirche in Stuttgart.
Choir soloists: Johanne Fårup (the angel), Ida Cecilie Holm (Elisabeth), Beke Pfann (Virgin Mary),
Niels Peder Skaarup Gejel (King Herod), Søren Tjagvad (Simeon)

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