The choir was established in 1932 with the purpose of performing the wide-ranging repertoire of oratorios and symphonic works with Statsradiofoniens Orkester. Since then the two ensembles have performed together hundreds of times, notably in the weekly "Torsdagskoncert". Chief conductors over time were Fritz Mahler (1934-36), Cai Vendelboe-Jensen (1936-37), Martellius Lundquist (1937-45), John Frandsen (1945-47) and Svend S. Schultz (1949-83).
The name of the choir has evolved over time as follows:
- From 1932 to 1959: Statsradiofoniens Kor
- From 1959 to 1996: Radiokoret
- From 1996 to 2009: DR Radiokoret
- Since 2009: DR Koncertkoret