Published albums

Kom skapari - Come Creator (2017)

Come Creator is an album with new Icelandic compositions commissioned for the South Iceland
Chamber Choir. The majority of the composers comes from a pop music background while the
choir has showcased and published contemporary music, so the outcome is both surprising and
entertaining.


The album contains music composed by Kjartan Sveinsson, Snorri Hallgrímsson, Bára Grímsdóttir,
Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Vala Gestsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, Benedikt Hermannsson, Örlygur
Benediktsson, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Magga Stína, Georg Kári Hilmarsson, and Páll
Guðmundsson á Húsafelli.

Heilagur draumur - Iepo Oneipo (2010)

Music by Sir John Tavener
Published by Smekkleysa (Bad Taste Music)

Til Maríu (2005)

Published by Smekkleysa (Bad Taste Music)

Ég byrja reisu mín (2000)

Published by Smekkleysa (Bad Taste Music)


concerts & FESTIVALS

ICELAND AIRWAVES 2017

The choir performed with legendary Icelandic singer and songwriter Megas at The National Theatre as part of Iceland Airwaves 2017. The music was arranged by Thordur Magnusson.

Sumar í Odda / Summer in Oddi Concert series

The choir performed work from its repertoire at the annual Sumar í Odda concert series.

NORDIC MATTERS @SOUTHBANK CENTRE FESTIVAL, london 2017

The South Iceland Chamber Choir was invited to perform Surrounded by Strangers by Eyvind Gulbrandsen at the Nordic Matters festival in July 2017. The piece was further developed by Gulbrandsen, Hilmar Orn Agnarsson, SICC's Director, and  Southbank Centre's Voicelab. The choir also hosted a pop-up concert as well as participating in a Nordic Big Sing with other choirs from the Nordics.

Come Creator Concert - SICC for 20 Years at Landakot Church 2017

The South Iceland Chamber Choir held a celebratory concert at Landakot church in Reykjavik to celebrate the publication of its new album, Come Creator - Kom Skapari, on the choirs’ 20th Anniversary. The concert was dedicated to J.S. Bach for his birthday and as part of the Eythor Franszon Wechner, organist, performed work by the master, such as the well known H-moll prelude.

Cycle Music and Art Festival 2016

Reflections over Verisimilitude by Jobina Tinnemans

The work is themed around echoes navigating through space, history and fiction. Working
collaboratively with digital artist Jacob Tekiela from Copenhagen, the choir was filmed and
recorded whilst singing in the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. Tinnemans’ imaginative
experimental approach to new digital technology fused with conventional sound sources results in
an exciting mix of manipulated field recordings and a live musical performance by the full choir.

…the choir performance attempted to arrest the precise moment between breath and voice,
between sound and speech, momentarily short-circuiting a life cycle to open space for possibility. - The Frieze

Niður (Surrender in Three Movements) by Hallvarður Ásgeirsson and Saga Sigurðardóttir

Niður (Surrender in three movements) is a choreographed oratorium for Kammerkór Suðurlands in
which the music form and movements of the choir deal with the space of fore- and background.
The work is inspired by themes of depth, or the abyss within two mythologies in Icelandic faith:
Ragnarrök—The Twilight of the Gods from the poem Völuspá and the martyrdom of Christ.

Hljómaskál 2016

The South Iceland Chamber Choir performed new work by Unnur Malín Sigurðardóttir, Georg Kári
Hilmarsson and Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson at Hljómaskál in Skálholt Cathedral.

Nordic Council Prize 2015

The South Iceland Chamber Choir had the honour of performing at the Nordic Council Prize in
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik along with Eivör Pálsdóttir and several other renowned artists. The
choir performed Norðurljós (Northern Lights) by Páll á Húsafelli and the event was broadcasted by
national television RUV (Iceland) and NRK (Norway). Artistic direction was in the hands of Hilmar Örn Agnarsson.

Cycle Music and Art Festival 2015

The South Iceland Chamber Choir was selected to perform at the first Cycle Music and Art
Festival, held in Kopavogur, Iceland. The choir premiered new work by Eyvind Gulbrandsen, the
Composer in Residence as part of the Moving Classics project sponsored by Creative Europe, as
well as new work by Páll á Húsafelli, Georg Kári Hilmarsson, and Kjartan Sveinsson.

Surrounded by Strangers by Eyvind Gulbrandsen

Surrounded by Strangers is inspired from stories from the members of the South Iceland Chamber
Choir who Eyvind interviewed, prompted, cajoled and confided in to reveal their own very personal
understanding of being surrounded by strangers through their own narratives. With 14 screens
placed in the circular room surrounding the audiences, each screen will be showing an individual
member of the choir performing solo with a single audio track- when synced together audiences
will experience the entire choir.

Myrkir Músikdagar - Dark Music Days 2015

The South Iceland Chamber Choir performed Nine Nights by Emil Raberg, composer-inresidency
in 2014 as part of a collaborative project supported by Nordic Culture Point.
Lyrics are by Gerdur Kristny, taken from her epic poem Blodhofnir (Blood Hoof) and was
especially composed for the choir. The choir also performed Birta by Georg Kari
Hilmarsson.

Skalholt Summer Concert Series 2014

The choir performed in two concerts at the Skalholt Summer Concert Series. The work performed
was The Testimony of Melangell by Hanne Tofte Jespersen in collaboration with Nordic music
group Music for the mysteries. The performance was conducted by Stefan Parkman and narration
was in the capable hands of actress Maria Ellingsen.

Midsummer Night’s Dream International Choir Festival - Umeå, Sweden, 2014

The South Iceland Chamber Choir was a guest of honour at the international choir festival in
Umeå, Sweden and performed in three concerts, including a concert in the Norrland Opera that
was broadcasted live by the Swedish National Radio.

Salisbury International Music Festival 2014

The choir performed at a concert in honour of late Sir John Tavener at the Salisbury Music Festival
2014. The repertoire was similar to the performance at Reykjavik Art Festival that took place earlier
that month. Kristín Lárusdóttir, cello player, performed Svyati, by Sir Tavener with the choir.

Reykjavik Arts Festival 2014

The South Iceland Chamber Choir performed at Reykjavik Arts Festival where they performed
Three Shakespeare Sonnets by Sir John Tavener as well as Ynesoidd by English composer Jack
White. The choir also performed work of young Icelandic composers as well as older work by Sir
Tavener. World renowned Patricia Rozario performed with the choir along with soloists Björg
Þórhallsdóttir, Elísabet Einarsdóttir, Henríetta Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Tui Hirv and Hrólfur
Sæmundsson. The concert was repeated in Skalholt Church.


Film & other Projects

Island Songs 2016

The South Iceland Chamber Choir was honored to be part of the recording of Raddir by Ólafur
Arnalds as part of his Island Songs project. For 7 weeks, Arnalds traveled to 7 different locations in Iceland – one per week – to record and film a series of new compositions. In each location he collaborated with local artists to create and
perform a new song and each week he released the audio track and a video performance, shot by
director Baldvin Z. Island Songs is a living musical film and therefore everything was documented
in real-time and released weekly.

The Show of Shows - Music for Film 2015

The South Iceland Chamber Choir performed and recorded music by Georg Hólm and Orri P.
Dýrason from the band Sigur Ros in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan D. Hólm
for the critically acclaimed documentary, The Show of Shows, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.

The Grump - Music for Film 2014

The South Iceland Chamber Choir performed and recorded music by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for
the critically acclaimed Finnish film, The Grump.