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Flemish Radio Choir  

The Flemish Radio Choir was founded in 1937. Today, the Flemish Radio Choir has grown into an exceptionally high-quality ensemble that is attracting attention both at home and abroad. The 24 singers rehearse and frequently perform in Studio 1 of the celebrated Flagey building in Brussels.

In the years 2008-10 the Danish conductor and composer Bo Holten was the chief conductor of the Flemish Radio Choir. Since 2011 the choir has been under the leadership of Hervé Niquet. This brilliant, world-renowned conductor has, after years of guest appearances with the Flemish Radio Choir, become its chief conductor. Niquet, who refers to the choir as a diamond and ranks it among the top 3 in Europe, intends to continue developing its unmistakable sound and is planning a wide range of projects, from little-known French music to premières of contemporary works.

An important pillar of the programming of the Flemish Radio Choir consists of the a capella repertoire that the choir takes on tour throughout Flanders around six times a year. The concerts are organised around carefully selected themes and filled with both forgotten gems and great classics from the entire chamber choir repertoire.

The Flemish Radio Choir also collaborates frequently on specific projects with renowned instrumental ensembles from both Belgium and abroad, such as the Brussels Philharmonic, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Sinfonia Warsowia and Le Concert Spirituel.

The Flemish Radio Choir retains its unique status as a radio choir. Nearly all of its concerts are recorded by the Flemish classical music radio station, Klara, and hence the choir has built up a unique collection of recordings, including works by Flemish composers.

 

www.vlaamsradiokoor.be/en/choir

Live Dates

06/05/2013   Klassisk

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
4/6 Stars

"Der er ikke mange nulevende komponister, der formår at arbejde med teksten med en sådan naturlig brillans."
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02/05/2013   MusicWeb International

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
"Original, inventive choral music by Bo Holten in splendid performances."
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01/05/2013   Gramophone

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
"Well worth exploring."
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05/04/2013   GregersDH

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
5/5 Stars

"Den Reumert-vindende komponist til ’Livlægens besøg’ er på eksklusive stier i jagten på skønhed, vid og nye dybder."
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08/03/2013   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
4/6 Stars

"Med tilbageholdt attitude driver ømheden igennem værkerne og får Holtens kærlighedshjul til at snurre velgørende rundt i hovedet."
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08/03/2013   Aarhus Stiftstidende

Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel
5/6 Stars

"Det Flamske Radiokor er professionelt til fingerspidserne, og de medvirkende solister fortrinlige."
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Discography

Venus' Wheel - Works for Choir
Venus' Wheel - Works for Choir
Bo Holten

CD 8.226062 (2012)

New works by Bo Holten, one of the ablest choral composers and directors of our time, here fronting the Flemish Radio Choir


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