With round about 60 concerts per season and international guest performances Rundfunkchor Berlin is one of the world’s outstanding choral ensembles.
Three Grammy Awards alone mark the success of the ensemble. The exceptional breadth of its repertoire, an unmistakable warm, richly nuanced sound and absolute precision all contribute to making it one of the chosen partners of international orchestras and conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Rundfunkchor Berlin’s experimental project series, which breaks down the classical concert formation, has attracted worldwide atten- tion. The celebrated scenic version of Brahms’s ‘Ein deutsches Requiem’ staged by Jochen Sandig and a team of Sasha Waltz & Guests – ‘human requiem’ – played guest performances in New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Adelaide. For its project ‘Luther dancing with the gods’ with director Robert Wilson, the choir reflected upon Luther’s impact within the arts in an extraordinary concert performance. In the new transdisciplinary project ‘Time Travellers’, based on Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, the concert hall has been transformed into an interactive walk-through time tunnel with a video installation, performance and music.
Rundfunkchor Berlin invites people of all walks of life to become immersed in the world of choral music – with the big Sing-along Concerts in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Festival of Choral Cultures and the Liederbörse for school choirs. The education programme Sing! encourages singing in elementary schools. With its Academy and Schola for young professional singers as well as the International Masterclasses Berlin for highly qualified young choral conductors the ensemble supports the next generation. Rundfunkchor Berlin is an ensemble of Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH.