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Founded in 1946, the North German Radio (NDR) Choir presents a varied repertoire from Henry Purcell to Arvo Pärt, most often in collaboration with the station’s other ensembles, including the NDR Radio Philharmonic and the NDR Symphony Orchestra. The Choir’s singers regularly perform concerts as part of the NDR’s well-known series devoted to early music and to new music, with a strong focus on a cappella literature. Following in the footsteps of such previous renowned choral directors as Max Thurn, Helmut Franz, Roland Bader, Horst Neumann, Robin Gritton, and Hans-Christoph Rademann, Philipp Ahmann—who was born in Rheine in 1974 and is a student of Marcus Creed—took over in the 2009-10 season as leader. During the past season, the Choir’s performances included the premiere of the Missa tota-desire V by Carsten Hennig. In addition to their numerous concert broadcasts over the NDR, the singers have appeared as guest artists in Berlin, Munich, and Cologne.