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Samuel Barber - Kurt Bikkembergs - Frank Martin - Herbert Howells - Maarten van Ingelghem - Rudolf Mauersberger - Morten Lauridsen - Francis Poulenc

Ton Sur Ton

Vlaams Radiokoor

Label: Evil Penguin
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917722024
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Catalog number: EPRC 0033
Releasedate: 07-02-20
- a kind of "best of" of choral music, as selected by Vlaams Radiokoor, and their audience
- First recording on Evil Penguin of Vlaams Radiokoor with new musical director Bart Van Reyn.
 

For this CD, Vlaams Radiokoor has collected, with the help of their audience, a few of the most beautiful works from the rich choral repertoire. The result is like an exhibition in which singers emerge from silence, painting with music, note upon note, colour upon colour, tone upon tone.

The colour palette seems endless, and each painting tells a story, with abstract notes and sounds, that is serene or restless, that can delight us or, on the contrary, make us sad. The spectrum of emotions is endless.

The Vlaams Radiokoor (Flemish Radio Choir) was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day. Today, it is renowned for vocal music in Flanders and Europe, and is counted among the top ensembles both at home and abroad.

Since the 19-20 season, Bart Van Reyn is the music director of the Radiokoor.
A shared passion for contemporary repertoire, the belief that the voice is the ultimate interpreter of our emotions, and the commitment to make our vocal heritage accessible to singers and audiences alike are what binds the ensemble together.

Based in Studio 1 in Flagey (Brussels), the 32 singers of the Vlaams Radiokoor are working on a musical project built on three major pillars.

First and foremost, the Vocal Fabric productions – the laboratory of the Radiokoor: concerts that test the boundaries of vocal music and are challenging, quirky and non-conformist. In addition, the choir works regularly with renowned instrumental ensembles from Belgium and abroad. In this way, the Radiokoor has gradually built up its presence on various international stages.
Lastly, the Vlaams Radiokoor is and remains a living portal for repertoire, knowledge, experience and voices. It makes our vocal heritage accessible while also investing in the creation of new vocal works.

The Vlaams Radiokoor is an institution of the Flemish Community.