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With around 60 concerts each year, numerous CD recordings and guest appearances at all of the important festivals, the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Berlin Radio Choir) is one of the top choirs internationally. Its wide-ranging repertoire, a flexible, richly-nuanced tonal sound, flawless precision and captivating appeal make the choir a much sought-after partner to leading orchestras and conductors worldwide. Three Grammy Awards and two ECHO-Klassik Awards in the last four years alone are testimony to the outstanding quality of its recordings. The ensemble has attracted international attention for its initiative Broadening the Scope of Choral Music: each year for the last ten years, the choir has successfully promoted new interdisciplinary concert projects in collaboration with artists from different branches of the arts, unlocking new experiences of choral music. With its varied sing along formats for different target groups – a major sing along concert in the Berlin Philharmonie, the LeaderChor for management training, or the Liederbörse for schoolchildren – the Berlin Radio Choir encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to actively engage in the world of choral music. The SING! initiative encourages singing as a natural part of the primary school day. With its Akademie, Schola, and International Masterclasses Berlin, the Berlin Radio Choir is demonstrating its commitment to training up-and-coming singers and conductors. Founded in 1925, the ensemble has been conducted by Simon Halsey since 2001. The Berlin Radio Choir is an ensemble of the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH (roc berlin).