Kammerkór Sudurlands, the Chamber Choir of South Iceland, will perform music by English composer Sir John Taverner at Landakotskirkja church on Túngata in Reykjavík on November 16 at 8 pm.
The concert is intended to promote the choir’s new album with the composer’s music, released by the record label Smekkleysa.
Tuesday’s concert will feature eight of the album’s repertoires, among them the title song “Iepo Oneipo”, performed by mezzo-soprano Gudrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir, a press release reveals.
In addition to Ólafsdóttir, three other soloists will join the choir, baritone Hrólfur Saemundsson, basso Adrian Peacock, and soprano Margrét S. Stefánsdóttir, along with a 25-piece orchestra.
Born in 1944, Sir John Tavener has established an international reputation as one of the foremost English composers of his generation.
In 1977 he became a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and this has had a profound impact on his deeply spiritual music. The composer himself will travel from London to attend the musical event at Landakotskirkja.
Kammerkór Sudurlands, founded by conductor Hilmar Örn Agnarsson in 1997, is made up of professional and amateur musicians from the south of Iceland.
The choir has a repertoire of both sacred and secular music and has performed widely in Iceland and also abroad. Iepo Oneipo is the choir’s fourth album.
Tickets are available on midi.is (Tavener).