Krista Audere, winner of the Eric Ericsson Award conductor competition, returns to Berwaldhallen with a programme containing choir music in various vocal nuances. The The Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso meets minimalistic contemporary tones as well as Ingvar Lidholm’s Canto LXXXI and 5 Ariel Songs by Frank Martin, both from the 1950s.


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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.


Krista Audere is a conductor of Latvian origin, now based in the Netherlands.  She is currently the conductor of the VU-Kamerkoor, Kamerkoor Venus, and is regularly engaged as a guest conductor of the Dutch Chamber Choir, the Dutch Radio Choir and Cappella Amsterdam. Krista Audere was the winner of the Eric Ericson award in Berwaldhallen in 2021.

In the 2022/23 season she has engagements with RIAS Chamber Choir, State Choir Latvia, the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, the Bavarian Radio Choir, the Helsinki Chamber Choir, the Choeur de Radio France and the BBC Singers.

Krista Audere (1989) graduated from Riga Cathedral choir school where she gained qualifications as a choir master and choral singer. She then attained the Bachelor’s degree in choral conducting at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music while enriching her musical experience at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. In 2016 Krista obtained the Masters diploma and graduated Cum Laude at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. As a singer she has collaborated with the Latvian Radio Choir and Cappella Amsterdam.


Approximate timings

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 10 min