Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK)

Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme, oude muziek
Actual/previous members:Pieter Stas


The Flemish Radio Choir is a professional chamber choir of 24 singers whose programme includes works from the entire repertoire, with particular attention to Flemish and contemporary music. Each season the choir also commissions works from a number of Flemish composers. Since the 2005-2006 season, the Flemish Radio Choir once again makes its home in the Flagey building. The Flemish Radio Choir was founded in 1937 by what was then the NIR/INR (the Belgian national broadcasting corporation). Since 1998, the year when it became independent from the network, the choir has grown from a studio ensemble into a concert ensemble. In addition to chief conductor Bo Holten other leading international guest conductors also appear at the helm of the Flemish Radio Choir. Kaspars Putnins, László Heltay, Paul Hillier and Hervé Niquet enjoy working with the choir. The Flemish Radio Choir has maintained its unique status as a radio choir. Its close ties with public broadcasting can be seen through numerous studio productions and participation in events organised by radio and television. Moreover, virtually every concert is taped by radio Klara, thus allowing the choir to build up a unique collection of recordings that include work by Flemish composers.

Chief conductor: Hervé Niquet

Selective discography

Ton sur tonTon sur ton (2020)
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Bart Van Reyn
César Franck - RédemptionCésar Franck - Rédemption (2019)
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), César Franck, Hervé Niquet, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
Charles Gounod - FaustCharles Gounod - Faust (2019)
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Charles Gounod, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques
Gaspare Spontini - OlimpieGaspare Spontini - Olimpie (2019)
opera, classicism
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Gaspare Spontini, Jérémie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Fromenthal Halévy - La Reine de ChypreFromenthal Halévy - La Reine de Chypre (2018)
Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Fromental Halévy, Hervé Niquet, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK)
Christophe Colomb, Musique De Chambre, Symphonique et SacréChristophe Colomb, Musique De Chambre, Symphonique et Sacré (2017)
Brussels Philharmonic, Félicien David, Hervé Niquet, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles
Camille Saint-Saëns - ProsperpineCamille Saint-Saëns - Prosperpine (2017)
romanticism, opera
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Camille Saint-Saëns, Ulf Schirmer, Munchner Rundfunkorchester
Dukas Paul - Cantates, choeurs et musique symphoniqueDukas Paul - Cantates, choeurs et musique symphonique (2015)
Brussels Philharmonic, Paul Dukas, Hervé Niquet, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK)
Félicien David - HerculanumFélicien David - Herculanum (2015)
Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet, David Félicien, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Véronique Gens, Karine Deshayes, Edgaras Montvidas, Nicolas Courjal (...)
Johannes Brahms - Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem (2015)
Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Johannes Brahms, Hervé Niquet, Brussels Philharmonic

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Peter Benoit - De ScheldePeter Benoit - De Schelde (2014)
deFilharmonie, Peter Benoit, Martyn Brabbins
Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8 (2010)
20th century, romanticism
Peter Benoit, Herman Engels, August de Boeck, Johan Duijck, Diverse uitvoerders, Robert Herberigs, Marc Michael De Smet, Norbert Rosseau (...)

Related Items

News:Vacature: koorregisseur Vlaams Radio Koor (14.07.2016)
Hervé Niquet nieuwe chef-dirigent Vlaams Radio Koor (24.02.2011)
Minister Schauvliege presenteert plan voor Kunstinstellingen Vlaamse Gemeenschap (22.10.2010)
Press Clips:
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Bo Holten - Venus Wheels (15.05.2013)
Across the great divide (09.2008)
Documents:Het Orkest (biography)