Polish Radio Choir

Polish Radio Choir was set up by Jerzy Gert in October 1948, and in the nearly 70 years of its operation has performed a repertoire consisting of both a cappella and vocal/instrumental works. Besides their concert engagements, the Polish Radio Choir make recordings for the Polish Radio, and release CDs for Polish and foreign recording labels.

The Polish Radio Choir participates in the world premiere performances of music by prime contemporary Polish composers, including Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Wojciech Kilar. The choir has performed at a wealth of festivals in Poland and abroad, revealing their mastery during an array of events including Wratislavia Cantans, the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Warsaw Autumn, the Festival of the Polish Music in Kraków, Misteria Paschalia, Sacrum Profanum, Krzysztof Penderecki Music Festival in Münster, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, and the Edinburgh International Festival. The Polish Radio Choir cooperates perpetually with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (NOSPR) and with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Until March 2012, the choir operated as part of Polskie Radio SA, a company that in October 2012 signed a contract with the Sonoris Foundation for the Development of Arts. This entrusted the brand of the Polish Radio Choir, together with its continuation and further development, to the Foundation. The board of Polskie Radio SA provided the Polish Radio Choir with long-term support in carrying out the mission of a public radio broadcaster in dissemination and promotion of Polish music culture in the context of world heritage.