The Bavarian Radio Chorus celebrates its birthday! It has been heard on radio/television for 75 years: BR-KLASSIK, BR Fernsehen, BR Heimat and ARD-alpha accompany the anniversary of the versatile chorus with numerous special broadcasts!
Mariss Jansons’s successor as Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra has been chosen: Sir Simon Rattle will lead the two ensembles beginning with the 2023/24 concert season, having signed an initial five-year contract with the Bayerischer Rundfunk on 3 January 2021. “It is an honour to succeed Mariss Jansons in this role, and I look forward to leading these wonderful musicians for many years to come.”
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.
The Bavarian state government decided to extend the lockdown until May 9, 2021, 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 with live audiences until May 9, 2021. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast concerts that take place without an audience.
The CD with Kuljerić’s Croatian Glagolitic Requiem has been awarded with the International Classical Music Award in the category “Choral Music”. The annual prize is awarded by an international jury of professionals from music magazines and radio stations. Only shortly before, the CD was celebrated as a “discovery” at the Diapason d’or in Paris.
From the Bavarian Highlands – with this song cycle, the British composer Edward Elgar set a sounding monument to his enthusiasm for Bavarian-Alpine folk music after a vacation stay in Garmisch in the typically English art form of partsongs. Listen to them now on the new CD with the Bavarian Radio Chorus conducted by Howard Arman!
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.
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.