About the Swedish Radio Choir

Three hundred years of Swedish a cappella tradition combined with a progressive and diverse repertoire, including collaborations with some of the world’s best conductors, have established the Swedish Radio Choir as one of the best ensembles of its kind. The 32 professional singers are as comfortable with brand new music by today’s most exciting composers as with beloved works from the rich, international choral repertoire. Through Swedish Radio P2 and Berwaldhallen Play, the choir reaches not only the concert audience but also listeners on the radio and the web.

Radiokören och Kaspars Putnins Chefsdirigent Radiokören Berwaldhallen Sveriges Radio Foto: Mattias Ahlm/Sveriges Radio

At the Music Export Prize ceremony in 2010, the Swedish Radio Choir received the Swedish Government’s honorary prize with the justification: “Many Swedish choirs have been internationally successful over the years, but few have put Swedish choral music on the world map for more than half a century like the Swedish Radio Choir.” Through collaborations with prominent contemporary composers, the choir has constantly paved the way for new repertoire, with a sound that has become a model for professional choirs worldwide. When Kaspars Putniņš was appointed the Swedish Radio Choir’s tenth Music Director in March 2020, he described it as “a conductor’s dream job”. With its combination of curiosity, creativity and high musical ambitions, the Swedish Radio Choir will remain an ensemble of the highest degree.

The choir’s ability to convey details in the music and how the singers inspire each other makes performing with them a unique experience

- Kaspars Putniņš

Choir Members