Kammerkór Suðurlands

Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) conducted by Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, has a repertoire of both sacred and secular music from all periods, which it has performed widely.
The choir has collaborated with and premiered works by many outstanding Icelandic composers, whose musical backgrounds and works range from pop and rock to classical. These include Benni Hemm Hemm, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson with his roots in jazz, and works by the likes of Jón Nordal and Bára Grímsdóttir.
The choir has collaborated with the English composer Sir John Tavener since 2004 when they performed the first complete concert of his works in Iceland and premiered his work ‘Schuon Hymnen’, which was specially commissioned by the choir.  In 2010 the choir released a CD ‘lero Oneiro’ (Sacred Dream) with Sir John‘s music.  It was chosen as CD of the month by Gramophone magazine in October 2010.
The choir premiered a number of new works by Icelandic composers at the Dark Music Days Festival in Reykjavik in 2012, and it is currently recording many of these pieces, in collaboration with Kjartan Sveinsson of the band Sigur Rós.

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