Flemish Radio Choir

The Flemish Radio Choir was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day.

Today it has become a choir among the top ensembles domestically and internationally performing throughout Flanders and Europe. The internationally celebrated conductor Hervé Niquet became the choir’s chief conductor in 2011 and has since worked on a wide range of projects, from unknown French romantic music to contemporary premieres with the choir.

A first and important pillar of the Flemish Radio Choir’s programmes is the a capella concert, with which the ensemble tours between four and six times a year throughout Flanders. In addition, the choir regularly works with renowned national and international instrumental ensembles, such as the Brussels Philharmonic, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Warsowia, Le Concert Spirituel and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Besides its close ties to regular partners in Flanders, the Flemish Radio Choir is increasingly expanding its presence on various international stages.

The choir regularly receives invitations to both festivals and prestigious concert halls such as the Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Additional to numerous concerts in the Netherlands the choir has performed in Italy, working in close collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice.

The Flemish Radio Choir has launched a CD series based works composed for the Prix de Rome as well as CDs which feature many works of the great chamber choir repertoire, which have received international recognition.

The Flemish Radio Choir is also active as a radio choir. A considerable number of concert productions are recorded by Klara, as a result of which the choir has built up a collection of live recordings, including works by Flemish composers.