The South Iceland Chamber Choir (Kammerkór Suðurlands) is gaining wide acclaim for their new CD ‘Iepo Oneipo’. Marc Rochester of The International Record Review writes: “the beauties of this disk are much more than skin deep and close inspection is what is needed to release the full value of what’s here.”
‘Iepo Oneipo’ is the product of five years of work by Kammerkór Suðurlands, a group founded by Hilmar Örn Agnarsson in 1997 and consisting of professional and amateur musicians from the south of Iceland. The CD features ten compositions that reflect the fifty-year career of the contemporary British composer, Sir John Tavener. Four soloists, Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir (mezzo-soprano), Hrólfur Sæmundsson (baritone), Adrian Peacock (basso), and Margrét S. Stefánsdóttir (soprano), join the choir on ‘Iepo Oneipo’ along with a twenty-five piece orchestra. The choir has a repertoire of both sacred and secular music and has performed widely in Iceland and abroad. ‘Iepo Oneipo’ is the choir’s fourth CD.
The choir will be holding a CD release concert November 16, at 20:30 in Reykjavík´s Catholic Cathedral. Tickets are available at www.midi.is.
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