Hljómeyki Chamber Choir and ancient music group Rinascente proudly present G.F. Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Sunday, February 1st in Neskirkja, at 8 PM (20.00). Also on the programme there will be two solo cantatas by Handel, Clori, mia bella Clori, for solo soprano and instruments and Il duello amoroso.

Soloists Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir, Jóhanna Halldórsdóttir, Marta Guðrún Halldórsdóttir and Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson

The conductor is Magnús Ragnarsson
Hljómeyki Chamber Choir was founded in 1974. The choir mainly concentrates on performing new Icelandic music, commissioning at least one major work annually. Hljómeyki was one of 13 choirs that commissioned and premiered Richard Rodney Bennett‘s The Glory and the Dream in 2001. In recent years the choir has performed regularly with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra; it will sing Haydn‘s Creation with the orchestra this coming April. Other recent projects include Rachmaninoff‘s All-night vigil, collaboration with the Icelandic Dance Company in the production of Haust 2001 and a concert featuring works by six composers which all are members of the choir. Hljómeyki has represented Iceland in choral competitions and festivals, and has published several CDs with Icelandic music. In the summer of 2008 Hljómeyki won a chamber choir prize in the acclaimed competition Florilege Vocal de Tours.
Magnús Ragnarsson has been the choir‘s conductor since August 2006.

The Ancient Music Group, Rinascente was founded in 2004. The group focuses on lesser known music from the 16th to 18th centuries. It has won critical acclaim for it’s numerous concerts around Iceland. Dixit Dominus and the other two cantatas are the most recent pieces the group has partaken in until now.

Entrance fee is 3500 ISK

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January 2009

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