The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the South Iceland Chamber Choir. To celebrate, the choir will host several events, focusing on the South of Iceland, while actively posting memorable moments on its social media channels and website. Stay tuned for an event near you. To keep yourself well updated, check out our Facebook site where we post news and events.
Join a Big Sing with Nordic choirs and vocal specialists, as we welcome choirs from across the region as part of Nordic Matters.
Learn traditional and contemporary songs taught by:
Hilmar Orn Agnarsson and the South Iceland Chamber Choir
Åland’s Flera Röster women’s vocal ensemble
Gøtu kirkju Ungdómskór from the Faroe Islands
Norway's Ole Bull Kammerkor
With more to be announced.
This Big Sing is open to people of all ages and abilities, no prior experience required.
More information here.
When: July 1st & 2nd 2017
Where: Weston Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Green side, Royal Festival Hall - London, UK
Immerse yourself in the singing voices of Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and singers from Southbank Centre’s Voicelab in Surrounded by Strangers.
The piece asks both performers and audiences how it feels to be surrounded by strangers, addressing themes of loneliness and alienation in this increasingly busy, hyper-connected world.
Looking into these issues that plague modern society, Norwegian composer Eyvind Gulbradsen has developed Surrounded By Strangers in collaboration with Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and their Musical Director, Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, alongside singers from Southbank Centre’s Voicelab.
Audiences are invited to dive into this vocal testimony, wandering through the performance space. Instead of following a formalised framework, the piece creates space for the singers’ individuality, eccentricities and expressions.
The result of this collaboration is a remarkable, personal and emotional experience which brings audiences face-to-face with performers laying themselves bare.
Initially developed in Iceland as part of a collaboration with Eyvind Gulbradsen as part of the Moving Classics European Network for New Music commissioned residencies.
This performance will be made possible with generous support from the Embassy of Iceland in London and Southbank Centre.
The South Iceland Chamber Choir will take the stage at the Chorus Festival, performing music by Icelandic and British composers alike.
Hear choirs of all styles, as they take to our stages with communal singing celebrating the power of the human voice.
More information here.
Southbank Centre's vocal initiative, Voicelab, is looking for performers to join Surrounded By Strangers, a unique vocal performance for Chorus festival, 1-2 July 2017.
Surrounded By Strangers asks both performers and audiences how it feels to be surrounded by strangers, addressing themes of loneliness and alienation in this increasingly busy, hyper-connected world.
Looking into these issues that plague modern society, Norwegian composer Eyvind Gulbradsen has developed Surrounded By Strangers in collaboration with Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and their Musical Director, Hilmar Örn Agnarsson.
Voicelab is looking for people in London to collaborate with existing artists and performers to create a new iteration of Surrounded By Strangers.
We are looking for 28 individuals to join the project who are:
- Confident singing and speaking in front of people
- Open-minded, positive and free-thinking
- Able to self-reflect and tell their story
- Have some experience of performing
- Enjoy collaborating with artists and people of different backgrounds and experiences
- Aged 18+
We would like to hear from people who speak a range of languages, and we will aim to achieve representation of the diversity of London with performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicity and genders. Please note, the piece will be developed through workshops, and music sight-reading skills are not necessary. It is free to take part in this project.
Interested applicants should fill in and submit this form by 6pm on Monday 8 May.