The Vlaams Radio Koor (Flemish Radio Choir) was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day. Today it has become a choir of exceptionally high quality that counts both domestically and internationally among the top ensembles. The 24 professional singers rehearse under the baton of chief conductor Hervé Niquet in Studio 1 of the well-known Flagey building in Brussels, and perform throughout Flanders and Europe.

chief conductor

Hervé Niquet


Hervé Niquet became the choir’s chief conductor in 2011. This internationally celebrated and flamboyant conductor is key to the choir’s success. Niquet, who refers to the choir as a diamond and ranks it among the top three in Europe, works on achieving a recognisable sonority and is planning a wide range of projects, from unknown French romantic music to contemporary premieres.

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a capella

A first and important pillar of the Vlaams Radio Koor’s programme is the a cappella concert, with which the ensemble tours between four and six times a year throughout Flanders. These productions are created with care and love, combining the outstanding technical and musical level of each individual chorister with innovative concepts and a glimpse across the various artistic disciplines.

At the core of it all: creating emotions out of silence, for and with the audience.

concerts

international

Besides its close ties to regular partners in Flanders, the Vlaams Radio Koor is increasingly expanding its presence on various international stages. Further international recognition came thanks to collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane, which took the initiative to launch the critically acclaimed CD series based on works composed for the Prix de Rome (awarded among others an ECHO Klassik Prize). With Evil Penguin Records, conductor Hervé Niquet leads the Vlaams Radio Koor and Brussels Philharmonic in a series of recordings of iconic Requiems.

ensembles

Thanks to it's admirable interpretation and creative performance, the Vlaams Radio Koor is an esteemed partner to many other ensembles. Based in historic home port Flagey, the choir together with Brussels Philharmonic continues to treasure it'srich traditions as well as to bring new music to the audience. In addition, the choir regularly works with renowned national and international instrumental ensembles, such as the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Les Siècles, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

discography

The Vlaams Radio Koor owes its international reputation to amongst others the many recordings it makes. The choir's versatility comes into its own in the acclaimed and broad discography that the choir has built up.

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opéra français • la reine de chypre
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
prix de rome • gounod
portraits • félicien david