Choir

Productions & Initiatives

What We Do

Discover the variety. Symphonic choral concerts with leading symphony orchestras. Education projects for schoolchildren in the SING! initiative. Sing-along concerts with 1300 passionate amateurs. Or the International Masterclass for the next generation of conductors. Rundfunkchor Berlin is a musical ambassador to the world’s great concert halls, yet it is much more than a concert and studio chorus. It forges new paths for the classical concert format and develops new modes of experiencing choral music.

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Our people

Who We Are

Along with its 64 singers, Rundfunkchor Berlin embraces numerous choral devotees who work with passion and commitment behind the scenes to realize shared artistic visions. From chorus management to customer service, from product management to public relations, all the personnel unseen by the public are collaborating with the singers – and, of course, with the principal conductor – to make up the larger “we” of Rundfunkchor Berlin.

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2018/19 season

Principal Conductor Gijs Leenaars

Now in his fourth season, our head conductor Gijs Leenaars still has his hands full: he conducts the choir for both a cappella and symphonic choral concerts, in dramatic productions and on tour. In addition, he will be directing the choir's studio CD recordings in 2018/19 and continues to plan the musical program for the three lounges in silent green Kulturquartier. In this interview he talks about his personal highlights in the 2018/19 season.

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Foto Rundfunkchor Berlin

Choral Conducting’s Future

Dream job choir singer

It is not possible to study choral singing – and so we founded the Akademie and the Schola to give voice students an impression of the fascinating work of a professional choir, and to offer them some insights into a choir singer's professional life. But what makes it such a pleasure singing in the Rundfunkchor Berlin? Sabine Eyer (alto) and Jörg Schneider (bass) provide answers.

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Interdisciplinary Choral Music

»human requiem«

Rediscover the familiar: Together with Jochen Sandig and a team of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests Rundfunkchor Berlin stages a choreographed version of Brahms’ Requiem.

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Rundfunkchor Berlin Weinedition

The Wine Edition

Add to your enjoyment

With its very own wine offering, the Rundfunkchor Berlin is embarking on a new dimension of pleasurable consumption outside the concert hall. Two varieties of wine and one of sekt are now available at all brances of the renowned “Wine House Schmidt” as well as online at shop.weinladen.com.
€2 from every bottle you purchase goes to Rundfunkchor Berlin’s friends and sponsors.

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Partners & Sponsors

Who supports us

Have you been so impressed by Rundfunkchor Berlin that you would like to support the ensemble?

There are many ways to become involved with Rundfunkchor Berlin. We offer partnerships that are customized to accommodate individual sponsorship objectives, whether you prefer to support Rundfunkchor Berlin in a specific project or over a longer period.

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Foto Teilnehmer der Schola des Rundfunkchores Berlin
Foto singende Kinder der SING!-Initiative des Rundfunkchores Berlin
Foto Akademie des Rundfunkchores Berlin
Kampagnenmotiv Internationale Meisterklasse Berlin für Chordirigieren des Rundfunkchores Berlin

Choral Conducting's Future

Fostering the next generation and
shaping the future

Fostering the next generation is for us a labour of love. Our Academy and Schola supplement conservatory training of young professional singers. The Berlin International Masterclass for Choral Conducting is geared to young musicians at the beginning of their careers. And our educational initiative SING! aims to restore singing as an essential component of the daily curriculum at Berlin’s primary schools.

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