Artist Focus: Carmina Chamber Choir

We’re very excited to be hosting Iceland’s Carmina Chamber Choir at the Winter Festival. With a name easier to pronounce than Eyjafjallajökull, they will be making their London debut in Spitalfields with an all-Icelandic programme.

Founded in 2004, by their director, Árni Heimir Ingólfsson, they specialise in the undiscovered but beautiful Icelandic choral tradition. They’ve erupted with success in the short time they’ve been together – their recording of the manuscript Melódia won Classical Record of the Year at the 2008 Icelandic Music Awards. In An Icelandic Songbook, they’ll be pairing songs from this with works from another manuscript, Hymnodia sacra, exploring several centuries of music.

In particular, Árni says he enjoys the opportunity to ‘perform 500 year old music for the first time in Iceland’, and that running the group feels like ‘making music with my friends’.

Don’t miss this fantastic group’s introduction to the wonder of early Icelandic music!

An Icelandic Songbook
Wednesday 15 December 2010, 6.30pm
Christ Church Spitalfields

Tickets from £5-£22

Booking now open
For more information see
http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

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