#CHOIR19: Introducing Denmark – Vocal Line

Denmark return for the second Eurovision Choir contest, after taking part in the augural edition in Riga, two year’s ago. This year, the Danish will be represented by Vocal Line and will feature sixth in the running order.

The following biography about Vocal Line has been sourced from the EBU Press Handbook. Therefore the following biography is credited to the European Broadcasting Union:

Vocal Line is a contemporary acapella choir from Aarhus, Denmark, consisting of 30 singers and conducted by Jens Johansen.

The choir dates back to 1991 and has as its stated goal and purpose to be the front runner in the development of rythmical acapella choir music nationally as well as internationally. Throughout the years, Vocal Line has continuously sought to challenge the limits for this genre and the choir is always aiming to reach an even higher musical level.

Vocal Line is based on the traditional Danish choir tradition. From this origin the choir has developed a highly individual style with a unique sound. Vocal Line is able to unite soaring Nordic sounds with intensity and sincerity. This ability, combined with its detailed and experimenting arrangements, makes Vocal Line able to continuously capture the attention of and touch its audience.

In 2010 Vocal Line performed with the world famous vocal equilibrist Bobby McFerrin in New York and in Aarhus. In 2014 the choir performed at The Roskilde Festival on stage with the legendary The Rolling Stones, and in 2015 the choir performed at a TV broadcasted concert at the foot of the “Christ The Redeemer” statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The broadcast reached 180 million viewers.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: European Broadcasting Union

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