Romanian Radio Academic Choir

Romanian Radio Academic Choir

The Academic Choir of the Romanian Radio-Broadcasting Company came into being seventy years ago, in 1940, under the baton of conductor and composer Ioan Croitoru. Over the course of the Choir's history, the conductor's podium has been occupied by Dumitru D. Botez, Gheorghe Danga, Dumitru D. Stancu, Constantin Petrovici, Emanuel Elenescu, Alexandru Sumski, Carol Litvin and Aurel Grigoras. Currently, the Academic Radio Choir is conducted by Dr Dan Mihai Goia.

 

Created for the purpose of supporting the vocal-symphonic repertoire, the Radio Choir had travelled the road of artistic maturity, constantly perfecting its performances, broadening its interests, and assimilating new scores. Today, it masters an impressive number of works, including oratorios, cantatas, madrigals, poems, ballads, and countless miniatures.
The Academic Choir of the Romanian Radio-Broadcasting Company came into being seventy years ago, in 1940, under the baton of conductor and composer Ioan Croitoru. Over the course of the Choir's history, the conductor's podium has been occupied by Dumitru D. Botez, Gheorghe Danga, Dumitru D. Stancu, Constantin Petrovici, Emanuel Elenescu, Alexandru Sumski, Carol Litvin and Aurel Grigoras. Currently, the Academic Radio Choir is conducted by Dr Dan Mihai Goia. The main argument for the foundation of this partner to the Symphonic Orchestra was the need to meet the challenge of a complex repertoire, including masterpieces of Romanian and international vocal-symphonic music, as well as to present interesting national works. At the same time as performing in the programmes of the musical seasons, the Academic Radio Choir, made up of around seventy professional musicians, also provides recordings for Radio background music and disks, promoting important Romanian traditional and contemporary works, including pieces in premiere, many of which are dedicated to the ensemble. The history of the ensemble has also been marked by one of its particular specialist interests: a cappella concerts and recordings in the spirit of the tradition of Romanian national choral music.

The Choir makes recordings and gives public concerts of music from the universal repertoire of vocal-symphonic music, as well as performing a rich repertoire of a cappella music. Concerned with promoting music by Romanian composers, the ensemble performs numerous new contemporary works, many of which have been written especially for the Radio Academic Choir. The Choir's musical achievements are at the highest level in the field nationally, and have also garnered high praise during international tours in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Israel. The presence of the Radio Academic Choir and its conductor at the Georges Enesco Festival represents one of its highest honours.


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