The radio choir's 100th anniversary! Music by, among others, David Wikander, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jan Sandström and Anders Hillborg.
The radio choir
Conductor – Kaspars Putniņš
In 2025, the Radio Choir will be 100 years old, and the celebration is already starting with an anniversary tour around Sweden. The program includes Swedish music by, among others, David Wikander, Gösta Nystroem and Anders Hillborg. Here, the choir's world-famous sound is brought to the fore under the leadership of chief conductor, multiple award-winning Latvian choir director Kaspars Putniņš,
The radio choir is an important part of Sveriges Radio's culture-creating activities. It is internationally known for its multifaceted repertoire that mixes classical choral works with newly written and ground-breaking vocal music. The radio choir, which was founded in 1925, the same year as Sveriges Radio, has its home stage in the Berwaldhallen and is a recurring feature on Sveriges Radio P2. The choir members' ability to switch between powerful solo efforts and to blend seamlessly into the sound of the ensemble makes the Radio Choir a unique and dynamic instrument that is praised by music lovers, critics and conductors worldwide.
To celebrate its 100 years, the Radio Choir will for three years give concerts around Sweden, hold workshops with local choirs and finally land in a jubilee concert in Berwaldhallen in autumn 2025.
David Wikander: Spring Evening
Gösta Nystroem: The sea
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Two songs to poems by Ann Jäderlund
Lars Edlund: Gloria
Jan Sandström: The great riddle
Anders Hillborg: muo:aa:yy::oum