On Friday the 15th November 2013 at Southwark Cathedral Curated Place presents a concert that will bring an evening of world premieres to London.
The World Premiere of Three Shakespeare Sonnents from that colossus of the classical world, Sir John Tavener, is the main event with Kjartan Sveinsson of Sigur Rós fame heading a lineup of new music from seven Icelandic composers. Finally a brand new commission from one of the UK’s rising classical stars, Jack White produced through our residency programme ”Collaborative Compositions“ with Sound and Music will be performed by the performers it was writter for - The South Iceland Chamber Choir.
We’re honoured to be welcoming a stellar line up of soloists to the event too:
Bjorg Thorhallsdottir (soprano)
Elisabet Einarsdóttir (soprano)
Tui Hirv (soprano)
Gudrun Olafsdottir (mezzosoprano)
Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson (tenor)
Hrolfur Saemundsson (bariton)
and Adrian Peacock (bass)
Celebrating landscape and literature in Shakespeare’s own place of worship the concert is a one-off opportunity to experience Tavener’s latest masterpiece performed by a choir handpicked by the composer himself. Tickets are available now.
Composer Sir John Tavener has given the Chamber Choir of Southern Iceland the great honour of premiering his new compositions “Three Shakespeare Sonnets”. The choir’s collaboration with Sir John Tavener dates back to the year 2004 when the SICC performed the first complete concert of the composer’s works in Iceland. That concert included the premier performance of the work “Schuon Hymnen” which was specially commissioned by the choir.
In November 2010 Tavener made his first visit to Iceland to attend the launch concert for “Iepo Oneipo”. The record was chosen as CD of the month by Gramophone magazine in October 2010 and was nominated for the best album award in the contemporary and classical music category of the 2011 Icelandic Music Awards.
The new performances will realise the next step of this unique collaboration and will provide a unique opportunity to experience the world premiere of Tavener’s latest work performed by a choir personally selected by the composer in the incredible setting of Southwark Cathedral – Shakespeare’s very own place of worship.