The Slovak Philharmonic Choir Bratislava
The Slovak Philharmonic Choir is a prominent representative of the Slovak art of professional choir singing. It originated in 1946 as the Mixed Choir of the Czechoslovak Radio. In its early years it was led by Ladislav Slovák. In 1957 the ensemble had been incorporated into the group of Slovak Philharmonic bodies. Since 2014 Jozef Chabroň has served as Choirmaster. Within half a century of intense artistic activity the Slovak Philharmonic Choir has developed into a body of exceptional quality which is one of the foremost European ensembles of its kind today.
The creative enthusiasm and expressive power of the choir‘s performances have won it praise from renowned conductors like Claudio Abbado, Christoph von Dohnányi, Daniele Gatti, Pedro Halffter, Riccardo Chailly, Dmitri Kitajenko, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Möst, and many others. In addition to regular performances at home, the choir undertakes frequent tours abroad, encompassing most European countries as well as Morocco, Turkey, Japan or Oman and sings at various international festivals. The choir has cooperated with numerous prestigious foreign orchestras such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Israel Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris.
Its rich discography contains recordings for Slovak and foreign television and radio stations and for many renowned recording companies.