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New season 2020/21!
New season 2020/21!

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.

Coronavirus – latest news
Coronavirus – latest news

Bavarian Radio has been forced to cancel all concert events of its own ensembles and the Musica Viva series from 11 March to 19 April 2020. Tickets already purchased will be refunded. All details on how to receive reimbursement for your tickets can be found here. Once the Bavarian government has issued new resolutions for the period thereafter we will announce the measures to be taken for all other concerts planned for this season.

Concert video: In honor of Mariss Jansons
Concert video: In honor of Mariss Jansons

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.

Mariss Jansons has died
Mariss Jansons has died

At the age of 76, our chief conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away on December 1st. We are devastated.

New CD: Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven
New CD: Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven

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.

Tenth anniversary
Tenth anniversary

Three maestri and the Quartet of Critics payed tribute to the tenth anniversary of the BR-KLASSIK label.

Concert video: Bavarian Highlands
Concert video: Bavarian Highlands

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.

New CD: Famous Opera Choruses
New CD: Famous Opera Choruses

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 Bruckner
Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckner

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.

CD: Beethoven – Mass in C Major
CD: Beethoven – Mass in C Major

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 KühmeierGerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt und Luca Pisaroni.

CD: Mozart – Mass in C Minor
CD: Mozart – Mass in C Minor

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.

Bach – Motets
Bach – Motets

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.

Media library – digital concerts
Media library – digital concerts

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.

Follow us on Facebook!
Follow us on Facebook!

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.

More about the history of the Bavarian Radio Chorus

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