The Swedish Radio Choir and conductor Andrew Manze are, as the conductor himself would describe, a match made in heaven. After several highly rated collaborations, Manze will be leading the choir’s jubilee concert for Berwaldhallen’s 40th anniversary, with Thomas Tallis’s 40-part Spem in alium and Anders Hillborg’s legendary Mouyayoum, as well as Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, the very first choral piece to be performed at Berwaldhallen. Do not miss this unique concert, which we promise will also offer a surprise or two. The concert will be livestreamed at Play.


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32 professional choristers make up the Swedish Radio Choir: a unique, dynamic instrument hailed by music-lovers and critics all over the world. The Swedish Radio Choir performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, as well as on tours all over the country and the world. Also, they are heard regularly by millions of listeners on Swedish Radio P2, Berwaldhallen Play and globally through the EBU.

The award-winning Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš was appointed Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir in 2020. Since January 2019, its choirmaster is French orchestral and choral conductor Marc Korovitch, with responsibility for the choir’s vocal development.

The Swedish Radio Choir was founded in 1925, the same year as Sweden’s inaugural radio broadcasts, and gave its first concert in May that year. Multiple acclaimed and award-winning albums can be found in the choir’s record catalogue. Late 2023 saw the release of Kaspars Putniņš first album with the choir: Robert Schumann’s Missa sacra, recorded with organist Johan Hammarström.

Engelske dirigenten och violinisten Andrew Manze hyllas som en av sin generations mest inspirerande dirigenter med en kombination av både bred och djup repertoarkännedom, sällsynt kommunikationsförmåga och en osviklig utstrålning. Han var chefsdirigent för NDR Radiophilharmonie, Nordtyska radions symfoniorkester 2014–2023 och sedan 2018 är han förste gästdirigent för Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Han är återkommande gäst vid Mostly Mozart Festival i New York City och har den senaste tiden arbetat med orkestrar som Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mozarteumorkestern i Salzburg, Concertgebouworkestern och Finska radions symfoniorkester, och lett Chamber Orchestra of Europe på turné i Tyskland.

Med NDR Radiophilharmonie har Andrew Manze gjort prisbelönta inspelningar av verk av Felix Mendelssohn och Mozart. Han har även spelat in Ralph Vaughan Williams samtliga symfonier med Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. I november 2016 beskrevs han av The Telegraph som ”den bäste av alla nu levande Vaughan Williams-uttolkare”. Han är också verksam som lärare, musikskribent och redaktör, Fellow vid Royal Academy of Music och gästprofessor vid Norges musikhögskola i Oslo.


Chief conductor of the Jeune Choeur de Paris, he started a collaboration with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart in 2013 (including a recording of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé), and also works regularly with the Chœur de Radio-France and the Choeur Accentus since 2014, for tours, radio performances, recordings, preparations and A Cappella concerts. He collaborates with many personalities, such as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniele Gatti, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Daniel Harding, Laurence Equilbey, L. G. Alarcon… He has also conducted the WDR Rundfunkchor in 2016. In July 2016, he has prepared both the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR Chor for Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette. In 2017, he has participate to the opening of the Seine Musical conducting the choir accentus and in 2018, he starts a collaboration with the Croatian Radio Choir. Korovitch works for many festivals: the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, Recontres Musicales d’Evian, the Festival de Radio-France in Montpellier or the festival Mozart in New York.

Approximate concert length: 2 hours (with intermission)