Mogens Dahl Kammerkor. Photo: Ole Chistiansen.
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, a professional ensemble of selected singers from throughout the Nordic countries, was established in 2005, and has since become one of the most distinguished classical ensembles in the region. It is artistically grounded in the Nordic a cappella tradition, but with its aim of determining the future agenda for vocal music it constantly seeks new horizons. The choir often performs newly composed music, in many cases written specifically with the choir in mind by established Nordic composers. The choir’s recordings have received high critical acclaim, and in 2008 the CD Sacred North was nominated for the Danish P2 Prize.
Mogens Dahl trained at the Musicology Department of Århus University and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, with further studies with Michael Schønwandt and Jorma Panula. In addition to teaching conducting at the University of Ålborg, he has been the artistic director of the Danish National Opera Choir (1991–2003), conducting a wide variety of productions. He has furthermore conducted numerous television and radio performances and stage performances at opera houses in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. In 1982 he founded the Jutland Chamber Choir and in 2005 founded Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir. In September 2008 he received the P2 Concert Prize for his work as a concert organiser. He has been a visiting professor at Belo Horizonte University in Brazil and is frequently a visiting conductor in the Nordic countries. Mogens Dahl conducted Rachmaninov’s Maria Vesper at Olavsdagane in Trondheim in 2009.