Oesterbro Pigekor is a Danish girls choir consisting of 38 girls in the age between 13-25 years old based in Frihavnskirken in Copenhagen.
What really makes the choir tick is a profound heart-ambition and a willingness with combined effort to constantly reach towards creating those rare and unique moments where time seems to stop and they go beyond being individuals singing their own tune, but instead become as one voice with multiple layers and nuances. Those magic moments are in truth the core of Oesterbro Pigekor.
Their classic repertoire is a mix of new-classic premieres (latest “Triptychon” by the Danish composer Bendt Johannes Fabricius for vocals and organ in 2011) and old classical masterpieces such as Pergolesis “Stabat Mater”, Faure’s Requiem and “A Ceremony of Carols” by Britten. Furthermore Oesterbro Pigekor has a soft spot for Nordic folk songs and tunes which they combine with contemporary styles, body percussion and stomp.
Concerts, Projects and Tours
Besides their annual Easter, Summer and Christmas concerts in the church Frihavnkirken in Copenhagen and several smaller concerts around Denmark throughout the year, they also have an annual singer songwriter concert where solists in the choir compose and sing their own songs. Furthermore they annually co-create a rhythmic project with an upcoming musician who is having his or her first album released. As of in 2009 they arranged a jazz concert with the singer Sidsel Storm who later the same year won a jazz reward. Furthermore the choir doesn’t shy away from participating in several choir competitions, among these “Sangerdyst”, an annual renowned singing competition running since 1957, where the choir placed themselves in the Silver category.
Last but definitely not least, Oesterbro Pigekor has a bit of an adventurous soul and seek to travel abroad for new inspiration and a wish to broaden their world of music and share their own interpretations of songs where ever they go; from a church in Berlin to the top of an Icelandic mountain to the foot of Mullaghmore in The Burren, Ireland.
In 2012 they ventured to Co.Clare in Ireland where they collaborated with Lismorahaun Singers and Luka Bloom. Please go to Media and have a listen.
In 2014 was the year they went to Barcelona Music Festival; “Cantata Barcelona”.
Next journey on the horizon is once again to visit Ireland in October 2016.