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Radio Choir

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The Netherlands Radio Choir has always been, since it was founded shortly after the Second World War, the only choir in the Netherlands that performs the symphonic repertoire for large choirs at professional level. Choirmaster since 2015 is Klaas Stok, Michael Gläser is permanent guest conductor, Peter Dijkstra is principal guest conductor since 2018.

The choir is closely associated with the Dutch public broadcasting world and regularly sings in radio concerts series, notably the NTR Saturday Matinee, AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert and Het Zondagochtend Concert (The Sunday Morning Concert). The repertoire in these series ranges from contemporary music (for instance commissioned works by MacMillan, Henze and Adams and Dutch composers including Wagemans, Visman and Vleggaar) to works from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and opera.

Many CD’s in the choir’s versatile discography received international praise. In 2017 the choir and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra together won the Concertgebouw Prize.

The Netherlands Radio Choir has for long been allied to the Concertgebouworkest. One remarkable moment in music history was the Netherlands and continental premiere of Brittens War Requiem under the baton of the composer and Bernard Haitink in 1964. In the 2019-20 season, choir and orchestra collaborate in Scriabin’s Prometheus in January and in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 during the May 2020 Mahler Festival.

The Netherlands Radio Choir has always been, since it was founded shortly after the Second World War, the only choir in the Netherlands that performs the symphonic repertoire for large choirs at professional level. Choirmaster since 2015 is Klaas Stok, Michael Gläser is permanent guest conductor, Peter Dijkstra is principal guest conductor since 2018.

The choir is closely associated with the Dutch public broadcasting world and regularly sings in radio concerts series, notably the NTR Saturday Matinee, AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert and Het Zondagochtend Concert (The Sunday Morning Concert). The repertoire in these series ranges from contemporary music (for instance commissioned works by MacMillan, Henze and Adams and Dutch composers including Wagemans, Visman and Vleggaar) to works from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and opera.

Many CD’s in the choir’s versatile discography received international praise. In 2017 the choir and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra together won the Concertgebouw Prize.

The Netherlands Radio Choir has for long been allied to the Concertgebouworkest. One remarkable moment in music history was the Netherlands and continental premiere of Brittens War Requiem under the baton of the composer and Bernard Haitink in 1964. In the 2019-20 season, choir and orchestra collaborate in Scriabin’s Prometheus in January and in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 during the May 2020 Mahler Festival.