The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir was founded in 1924 by Mogens Wöldike to perform choral music written for boys' and men's voices from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In 1929 the Copenhagen City Council established a Choir School for the boys, the present Sankt Annæ Gymnasium (St. Anne's Gymnasium).
Prior to 1959, the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir was permanently connected with Christiansborg Slotskirke (The Chapel of Chistiansborg Castle). Since then the choir has been giving regular concerts every Friday evening in Copenhagen Cathedral, and the boys have also been singing at High Mass and Vespers in the Cathedral.
With a comprehensive repertoire ranging from commissioned works by the leading composers of our time to the earliest polyphony the choir has over the years gained a reputation for being one of the finest of its type and it has recieved several high distinctions. The choir has given concerts in all parts of the world and has taken part in radio and television productions both in Denmark and abroad.
Københavns Drengekor Janáček: Glagolitic Mass (original version) / Kodály: Psalmus hungaricus, Op.13
Tina Kiberg, soprano; Randi Stene, contralto; Peter Svensson, tenor; Ulrik Cold, bass. Per Salo, organ. Copenhagen Boys Choir, Danish National Symphony Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Sir Charles Mackerras
Recorded in: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Jan. 21, 22 & 24, 1994.
The Choir of All Saints Margaret Street Downside School Boys' Choir, PurleyMichael Hartnett Københavns Drengekor 1. A Ceremony of Carols. Copenhagen Boys' Choir with Enid Simon. Conducted by Benjamin Britten
2. A Boy is Born. Purcell Singers / All Saints Margaret Street Church Choir with Michael Hartnett. Conducted by Benjamin Britten
3. Friday Afternoons. Downside School Boys' Choir (Lodge Downside School). with Viola Tunnard. Conducted by Benjamin Britten.
4. Psalm 150. Downside School Boys' Choir (Lodge Downside School). Conducted by Benjamin Britten
Københavns Drengekor Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931): Hymnus Amoris Op.12; The Sleep Op.18; Springtime in Funen Op.42; Three Motets Op.55
Inga Nielsen, soprano; Peter Gronlund, tenor; Arne Elkrog, tenor; Poul Elming, tenor; Per Hoyer, baritone; Jørgen Ditlevsen, bass; Sten Byriel, bass. Children`s Chorus of Skt. Annae; Copenhagen Boys Choir; Danish National Radio Chamber Choir; Danish National Symphony Choir; Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Leif Segerstam
Recorded in Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Dec. 18 & 19, 1989, Aug. 1990.