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Anders Butenko

Anders Butenko is Danish, and he is one of the most popular gospel choir directors in Denmark. He is able to help everybody join in, using humor and his great musical talent.

Teacher and instructor

Director of Copenhagen Gospel Choir, since 2006. (Started out as Valby Gospel Choir and changed name to Copenhagen Gospel Choir in 2013.)

Director of Roskilde Gospel Choir, since 2007.

Director of Hillerød Gospel Choir, since 2019.

Director of Ringsted Gospel Choir, 2013 - 2017.

Gospel Teambuilding. He has done about 20 teambuilding jobs every year since 2007.

Permanent teacher at SommerGospel and International School of Gospel Music at Gerlev Idrætshøjskole since 2009.

Travel leader at annual gospel trips for gospel choirs to different parts of the world since 2015.

He first directed a gospel choir (Witnessing) as an assistant director in 1996.

Music Release

December 2018 released his first soloalbum, titled: "Thirst for You". Producer: Joachim Hejslet-Jørgensen. Some of the best danish singers are on the recording as choir and lead singers, as well as musicians from Denmark, Norway and USA. Click here for more.

As a singer

Anders sings with Hans Christian & Friends, which is a choir made up of some of Denmarks best choir leaders and singers. The choir has been the opening act at a danish concert with Kirk Franklin and has sung together with Hezekiah Walker at a big danish concert.

Anders sings in Opstand Gospel Choir, one of Denmarks best gospel choirs. The choir has recorded together with Fred Hammond (USA) og performed at 3 danish concerts with Kirk Franklin (USA).

He has participated on several CD recordings, both as a soloist and backing singer with different artists.

He has been singing in choirs and been lead singer on many different ocassions since 1992.

Regularly working with

Hans Christian Jochimsen, Volney Morgan (UK), Colin Vassel (UK), Laura Kjærgaard, Lene Nørrelykke, Claes Wegener, Nina Luna, Rune Herholdt, Linda Andrews, Matthieu Koumarianos (Paris Gospel Choir), Janne Wind, Lars Jochimsen, Sofie Hermind, Frank Anker Wiik, Rune Majland, Tobias Folting, Joachim Hejslet-Jørgensen, Mads Andersen, Kristof Jasik, Samuel Hejslet, Lena Løbner, Susanne Wiik Kalvåg o.a.

Has been working with

Donald Lawrence (USA), Ron Kenoly (USA), Cedric Nunley (USA), Solomon Facey (UK), Silje Myrene Møller, Simon Mathew, Sabina Mathew, Andreas Holtti, Rasmus Højsgaard Thomsen, Greater House of Prayer Church (Chicago, USA), Good Hope Christian Center (Cape Town, South Africa), GG Choir (Riga, Letland) o.a.

Education

Music Teacher from The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, 2006

YWAM DTS New Zealand, 6 months, 2003

Private

Born 1977.

Married to Maria Butenko, since 2005.

4 children.