RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
Background information
Origin Dublin, Cork
Genres Classical, Choral, Symphonic, Jazz, Operatic, Contemporary
Occupation(s) Orchestra, choir, string quartet
Years active 1948 – Present
Labels Naxos Records
Website http://www.rte.ie/performinggroups
Members RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cór na nÓg
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

The RTÉ Philharmonic Choir is an Irish choir, part of Irish broadcaster RTÉ. The current chorus master is Mark Hindley. It is part of RTÉ Performing Groups.[1][2]

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The Choir has been at the centre of choral music in Ireland since its foundation by Colin Mawby in 1985 following the introduction of new choral policy. This 140 strong choir is the country's premier symphonic choral ensemble and has performed more than 52 of the major choral works since its foundation, mostly in conjunction with the RTÉ orchestras.

The choir broadcasts frequently on RTÉ lyric fm.

The choir members, all of whom commit their services entirely voluntarily, meet each Wednesday from 7.30pm-10.00pm for rehearsals in the RTÉ Radio Centre and once a year gather for a residential training weekend which offers convivial social opportunities alongside intensive workshops on technique, ensemble and repertoire.

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  1. ^ "RTÉ Philharmonic Choir". RTÉ. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Naxos Records Profile". Naxos Records. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

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