As Easter approaches, the Swedish Radio Choir gives a devout and spiritually rewarding programme about forgiveness and meditation, reflection and regret. Masterpieces from the Renaissance such as Gregorio Allegri’s famous and enchanting Miserere intertwine with contemporary musical observations. The conductor is Nigel Short, one of England’s foremost choirmasters and also founder and musical director of the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Tenebrae.



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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.

Approximate concert length: 1 h 35 min

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Concert programme:
Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
James MacMillan: Tenebrae Responsories
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
James MacMillan: Miserere
Nana Forte: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Tomás Luis de Victoria: selections from Tenebrae Responsories
Zacharias Ehnvall: ReMiserere, première