Vocal Line

 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. Another equally essential factor is the ability of the thirty skilled singers to express their individual voices and musicality while simultaneously maintaining the immaculate blend that Vocal Line is known for. 

Vocal Line has achieved great recognition in the last 25 years and has also won several international choir competitions. 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.

The 25th anniversary of the choir was marked by a sold out concert at the Aarhus Symphony Hall in 2016. 

 - No one sounds exactly like Vocal Line.

 

Facts

  • Hometown: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Singers: 12 sopranos, 8 altos, 6 tenors and 4 basses - 30 singers in total
  • Founder, director and musical leader: Jens Johansen
  • Album releases: "Step by Step" (1996), "Dream Rhymes" (1999), "Emotional Landscapes" (2003), "Vocal Stories" (2006), "Beauty in the Breakdown" (2010), "Precious Things" (2013), It´s Coming On Christmas (2016)

 

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