The Romanian Radio and Academic Choir
Established in 1940 under the leadership of conductor and composer Ioan Croitoru, the Romanian Radio Academic Choir holds an impressively large repertoire, spanning from oratorios, cantatas and madrigals, to poems, ballads and numerous miniatures.
In parallel with performing during every season at the Romanian Radio Hall, the Romanian Radio Academic Choir – formed of around 70 professional musicians – carries out recordings for albums and for the Romanian Radio archive. The choir promotes both Romania’s traditional values as well as contemporary music, including national premieres. An important distinctive element of the choir’s evolution is represented by the a cappella concerts, which go in line with the tradition of the national choral music.
The Romanian Radio Academic Choir has toured in Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Israel and collaborated with renowned world orchestras, under the baton of well-known Romanian and foreign conductors.