The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir was founded in 1924. The idea of a new boys’ choir originally came from one of the owners of Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Asger Wilhelm Hansen. The composer Mogens Wöldike became involved from the start and embodied the choir in the early years. In 1929 a learning facility was attached to the choir, and an important institution in Danish music was born, Sankt Annæ, that has both a public school and a high school division today, and is known for its high standards in music education. The current leader of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir is Ebbe Munk, who took the baton in 1991. Under his supervision the choir has performed across the world and has received much recognition as well as multiple prizes.