Thorough music education. Voice training. Concert experiences. Varied rich repertoire. Overseas trips. Strong community.
The history of Trinity Church's Boys and Men Choir dates back to 1964 when organist Per Günther founded the choir. It quickly achieved extensive concert and travel activity and also served as the regular choir for the church's services. In 1989, Lone Gislinge took over the management of the choir, which in addition to concerts and travel sings at holidays, as well as a limited number of services in Trinity Church.
In Denmark, there are not many boys' choirs and Trinity Church's Boys and Men Choir is thus helping to preserve a special choral tradition that is unique to the entire southwestern region of Denmark.
The composition of the choir consists of about 20-25 boys in the soprano group and 20 male voices in the men's choir. The boys start in pre-school, where they are taught voice training, ear training, and theory, before they are admitted to the choir. Some continue in the men's choir after their voice changes.
The choir participates in services in Trinity Church and holds concerts locally and nationally. With the emphasis on a traditional choral repertoire supplemented with Danish hymns and songs and a fondness for English choral music – specifically composed for boys' choirs – cooperation with, among others, the Conservatory Girls' Choir and Esbjerg Ensemble also allows for performances of larger works.
The choir has regularly appeared on Danish radio and TV. Among other things, DR-TV has recorded and re-broadcast 60 episodes of the program 'Before Sunday'. During concert tours and in other countries, several concerts have been transmitted, as well as recordings from LP/CD recordings have been aired as a prelude to concerts. These broadcasts contribute to the choir's visibility and bring the music to a wider audience.