[This text has been translated electronically.] Founded in 1946, the SWR Vokalensemble has made a worldwide reputation for itself both in its function as a broadcast choir with a public educational mandate and as a concert choir with captivating skills in the field of contemporary music. Under chief conductors such as Herrmann-Joseph Dahmen, Marinus Voorberg and Rupert Huber, the Vokalsolisten have performed over 250 new choral works since their founding. From 2003 to 2020, Marcus Creed shaped the orchestra as chief conductor. The ensemble has received numerous prizes for its stylistically confident interpretations of works ranging from Romanticism to Classical Modernism, including the European Choir Prize and the Annual Prize of the German Record Critics. Yuval Weinberg has been the new principal conductor since the 2020/2012 season.