KRISTA AUDERE CONDUCTS THE SWEDISH RADIO CHOIR
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.
For more than 90 years, the Swedish Radio Choir has contributed to the development of the Swedish a cappella tradition. Under the leadership of legendary conductor Eric Ericson, the choir earned great international renown. It is still hailed as one of the best choirs in the world. The choir members’ ability to switch between powerful solo performances and seamlessly integrating themselves in the ensemble creates a unique and dynamic instrument praised by critics and music lovers alike, as well as by the many guest conductors who explore and challenge the choir’s possibilities.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Choir since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the seated audience, the choir reaches millions of listeners on the radio and the web through Klassiska konserten i P2. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top choirs.
With the 2020–2021 season, Kaspars Putniņš begins his tenure as the tenth Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir. Since January 2019, Marc Korovitch is the choirmaster of the Swedish Radio Choir with responsibility for the ensemble’s continued artistic development. Two of the orchestra’s former Music Directors, Tõnu Kaljuste and Peter Dijkstra, were appointed Conductors Laureate in November 2019. Both maintain a close relationship with the choir and make regular guest appearances.
The Swedish Radio Choir was founded the same year as the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts and the choir had its first concert in May 1925. Right from the start, the choir had high ambitions with a conscious aim to perform contemporary music.
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.
I – Il magnanimo Pietro
II – Ma gli archi
VII – Ogni occhio del Signor
X – Come falda di neve
XI – Non fu il pianto suo
XVI – O vita troppo rea
Approximate concert length: 1 hour 10 min
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Soprano Camilla Tilling performs Daniel Nelson’s Chaplin Songs for the first time in Berwaldhallen. Also featured is a musical tribute to Ralph Vaughan Williams on his 150th anniversary.
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Swedish Radio Choir under principal conductor Kaspars Putniņš interpret Sven-David Sandström’s Sonnets of Darkness and Love together with the star trombonist and vocalist Nils Landgren as well as a new work by Matthew Peterson.