The Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, conducted by Voicu Popescu, has been selected alongside other 8 choral ensembles, to participate in the Munich finals of one of the most prestigious international choral competitions: Let the peoples sing! One of the most appreciated events of the choral music field, the competition is organized under the aegis of the European Broadcasting Union. The Romanian Radio Children’s Choir’s participation at this event is supported by BRD – Groupe Société Générale, Eurolines România, Fundaţia Vodafone Romania, Carrefour Romania.
On Sunday, October 11th 2015, the Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, conducted by Voicu Popescu, will perform in the Children and Youth Choirs section of the competition, in a public concert hosted by the Bavarian Radio’s Studio 1 and broadcast live by BR-KLASSIK channel, an event included in the Euroradio 2015/2016 season. For the first time in the history of the competition, the finals will be broadcast video live on the websites of the public radios who are members of the European Broadcasting Union. So be our guests to watch and listen live the concert on Radio Romania Culture and Radio Romania Music’s websites! The programme will feature Salve Regina by Javier Busto and Offering to the World’s Children by Sabin Păutza, a moment accompanied by a choreographic approach created by the members of the ensemble.
An evening before the finals, on Saturday, October 10th, the choir will be the guest of the choral music festival in Munich, organized by the same Bavarian Radio, which will see performing a part of the choral ensembles who will participate in the competition the day after: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and two winners of the competition in 2013: Voices In Time and Amics de la Unió. At the festival the Romanian ensemble will perform Oşeneasca by Mihai Moldovan, Cantique by Gabriel Fauré, Tatăl nostru by Dragoş Alexantrescu and Joc din Oaş by Anton Zeman.
70 years of activity
Celebrating 70 years of activity in 2015, The Romanian Radio Children’s Choir has scored an amazing development since 1945, the year it was founded and made its first appearance in the Romanian musical world. Its founder, the conductor Ion Vanica together with Elena Vicica and Eugenia Văcărescu Necula have gone a long way towards the artistic destiny of the ensemble and turned it into an authentic school for cultivating the young people by means of music. The fifty participations of the choir in festivals, artistic tours and international competitions in almost every country in Europe, Japan, the United States of America and Canada have brought to the young artists precious awards and prizes, such as the Cultural Ambassador of the European Union title awarded by the European Choral Association in 2004. The choir’s performances can be listened to on the radio, on television, in special radio recordings and on albums . Its recitals, a cappella concerts, its contributions to interpreting vocal-symphonic masterpieces next to the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the Romanian Chamber Radio Orchestra, the George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Orchestra, under the baton of great Romanian and foreign maestros, such as: Iosif Conta, Ludovic Bacs, Horia Andreescu, Christian Badea, Jing Wang, Lawrence Foster, Wayne Marshall, Zubin Mehta – have brought to light the uppermost performing capacity of the choir.
Organized every two years, the competition “Let the peoples sing” has been founded in 1961 by BBC and has been organized biannually at national level at the beginning, until 1966, when it has become an international event, whose competitors are proposed by the European Broadcasting Union.