Against the background of continuing prohibitions and restrictions affecting rehearsal and concert operations with orchestras and choirs, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel all remaining concerts for the 2019/20 season. The musica viva concert series will also end prematurely. A decision to cancel or reschedule the concert “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” on July 10, 2020 has not yet been reached. All details for the refund of tickets can be found here.
Following Giuseppe Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” and “I due Foscari”, the successful cycle of early masterpieces by the famous Italian opera composer continues with Verdi’s Attila. Enjoy the recording of the concert performance with the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Chorus as well as Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Liudmyla Monastyrska in the leading roles!
The Bavarian Radio Chorus celebrates its 75th birthday! Have a look at the upcoming season with six subscription concerts and many other concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as guest performances.
In honor of their long-standing Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra performed Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection Symphony, under the direction of Zubin Mehta.
At the age of 76, our chief conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away on December 1st. We are devastated.
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.
Three maestri and the Quartet of Critics payed tribute to the tenth anniversary of the BR-KLASSIK label.
To open the new season, Howard Arman has chosen pieces from his native England for the first subscription concert Bavarian Highlands. Now you can watch the concert video in our media library.
Famous choruses and instrumental pieces from Italian, German and Russian operas with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of it’s chief conductor Ivan Repušić.
Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckners “Mass No. 3 in F minor” with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, Diana Damrau with the “Four last songs” by Richard Strauss.
Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of his 75th birthday. With the internationally renowned soloists: Genia Kühmeier, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt und Luca Pisaroni.
This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart’s Mass in C minor, written in 1782. An introduction to the work is also included.
To this day, for any choir, Bach’s motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach’s most famous motets.
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.
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.