Classical choir in Copenhagen - The University Choir Lille MUKOThe University Choir Lille MUKO
is a classical choir based in Copenhagen. The choir is associated with the University of Copenhagen, where it frequently performs at official events.
Lille MUKO consists of current and former music students and other qualified singers. The composition of young, talented music students and more experienced singers is a major contributing factor to the choir being able to stay in the Danish choral elite since its inception in 1967, and that it always has been able to offer a musically stimulating and socially attractive environment for singers.
Equally important is the fact that through the years, Lille MUKO has only had four conductors, all of whom have belonged to their generation's leading Danish choral conductors: Poul Jørgensen, Tamás Vetö, Kaare Hansen and the choir's current conductor Jesper Grove Jørgensen. This continuity in the musical leadership has ensured that the choir has always retained the expression and tone that it is renowned for.
Lille MUKO's trademark is the interpretation of Danish songs and hymns. Furthermore, romantic choral music and new choral music have high priority for the choir, that has often participated in premieres of contemporary Danish composers' works. Lille MUKO has also performed many of the major choral and orchestral works in collaboration with professional Danish orchestras, and since its inception the choir has participated in a host of competitions and tours all over the world, from which it has brought home several esteemed prizes.
Over the years, Lille MUKO has published a large number of CDs that reflect the choir's varied repertoire and are regularly played on Danish radio. Three of these have received special attention after being nominated for a Danish Grammy.
Lille MUKO seeks to explore classical music in many different contexts, but a cappella concerts have the highest priority for the choir, that enjoys putting together varied concert programmes with music of different natures - always with the delivery of a meaningful concert experience at a high musical level.
Conductors of the choir
1967 - 1979: Poul Jørgensen
1979 - 1981: Tamás Vetö
1981 - 1984: Kaare Hansen
Since 1985: Jesper Grove Jørgensen
Honorary members of the choir
The honorary members of the choir have had a great importance to the choir, either due to their ceaseless work to the choir's benefit or through many years of faithful membership of the choir.
(conductor 1967 - 1979)
(singer 1974 - 1999)
Boye Kærgaard Jensen (singer 1986 - 2011)