John Høybye Born 1939, Copenhagen, Denmark
John Høybye is a versatile Danish choir director and composer. He studied with leading international composers, and with his experience from top professional ensembles as well as smaller beginners’ choirs he is among the leading figures in choral music in Denmark and abroad. John Høybye has headed several choirs, including the Danish National Choir (DR), The Hungarian Radio Choir, the Åarhus and Aalborg Symphony Orchestras and the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Big Band, not to forget his own Tritonus Choir, with which he has toured much of the world. John Høybye’s international success is due not least to his ability to work with choir music in a variety of genres and contexts, and his own compositions bear witness to this. Høybye’s compositions range wide in the borderlands between classical music and rock/jazz. His music is sung by beginner choirs, by workshop choirs at rallies large and small, and by large international chamber choirs.