Estonian National Male Choir (also known as RAM) was established by the Estonian choral music legend, conductor and composer Gustav Ernesaks. Having sung mostly a cappella during its early years, RAM has grown into a world-famous professional choir that often performs large symphonic compositions. RAM frequently records for Estonian National Broadcasting and has collaborated with such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Finlandia, Alba Records, GB Records Virgin Classics and Aurora. During last five years the choir has released five CDs, including “In Paradisum” with compositions by Galina Grigorjeva, which in 2015 won the award for the best classical album in Estonia. In 2004, RAM was awarded with the Grammy Award in the category of choral music for the CD of Sibelius’ cantatas. The choir’s repertoire ranges from the Renaissance Period to the music of the 21st century, and as well as many noted Estonians, world-renowned composers have written for RAM.