Video: RIAS Kammerchor Performs J.S. Bach



Founded in 1948, the German choir RIAS Kammerchor still bears the initials of the postwar broadcasting station under which it was created—Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor (“Broadcasting in the American Sector”).

In over six decades of existence, the choir has explored a vast amount of music, championed the works of living composers, and gained an international reputation for excellence.

The compositions of J.S. Bach have naturally been at the center of choir’s repertoire, like many a German ensemble, which they’ve performed and/or recorded with a number of the most prominent specialist conductors in early music—Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen, and John Eliot Gardiner, among others

Here’s the RIAS Kammerchor with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in a performance of J.S. Bach’s motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225, directed by Hans-Christoph Rademann.

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Learn More: RIAS Kammerchor Website

(photo courtesy of artesystem)

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