On 28 October, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to prohibit events from 2 November until the end of the month, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras, chorus and musica viva. Tickets already purchased will be refunded.
Arvo Pärt celebrates his 85th birthday
We are delighted to congratulate with concerts, broadcasts, CDs and videos.
Recent concert videos and audio recordings, musical films, rehearsal footage and interviews with conductors – in our media library, you will find a wide array of choral music and behind the scenes material.
Mozart’s unfinished last composition, the Requiem in D minor from 1791, is one of the most famous compositions of the Latin Mass for the Dead. The version on this CD, submitted by Howard Arman for the Bavarian Radio Chorus, is based on Mozart’s sources and the additions by Franz Xaver Süßmayr. CD 2 of this release offers an introduction to the work by Markus Vanhoefer (in German).
Do you want to send personal birthday greetings by e-card? This is possible with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, which support you with a joyous multi-voice ‘Happy Birthday’! This will surely become a unique present.
Scientists at the University Hospitals of Munich and Erlangen investigate the risk of infection with COVID-19 from singing. Here you can find first results of the aerosol study with the Bavarian Radio Chorus.
The advance ticket sales are suspended until further notice due to the current restrictions. As soon as the restrictions become looser, the advance ticket sales are released again. This applies to the Bavarian Radio Chorus for single tickets to the choir concert series.
An unusual live recording of a celebrated concert: Ivan Repušić conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra in a new CD edition with Igor Kuljerić’s Croatian Glagolitic Requiem. He combines the structure of the Roman Catholic Liturgy with the ancient ecclesiastical tradition of the Eastern Mediterranean, as handed down in the so-called Glagolitza, the oldest Slavic script.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink. A live recording from February 2019, shortly before Bernard Haitink announced his imminent departure from the conductor’s podium.
On our Facebook page, we provide you with information about ongoing concert programming and media coverage of the Bavarian Radio Chorus – and we take you behind the scenes of rehearsals and on tour.
Bavarian Radio Chorus
The Bavarian Radio Chorus was founded in 1946. Thanks to its remarkable stylistic versatility, this ensemble enjoys the highest regard world-wide.
Since 2003, Mariss Jansons has served as the Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, supplemented by Howard Arman, who was appointed Artistic Director of the chorus in 2016.
Guest appearances have taken the chorus to Japan as well as to such top European festivals as the ones in Lucerne and Salzburg. Major European orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden hold their collaborations with the BR-Chor in high regard. The chorus has performed in the past under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Andris Nelsons, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding and Riccardo Muti.