Gudmundur Oli Gunnarson (IS) – Fauré’s Requiem

NAME OF THE WORKSHOP
Highlights from Fauré’s Requiem.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP
The choir movements from the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré that will be rehearsed are: Introit et Kyrie, Sanctus , Agnus Dei, Libera Me, In Paradisum.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF GUDMUNDUR
Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson has studied orchestra conducting in Utrecht and Helsinki. He was head of the Nordisland’s Symphony Orchestra for 20 years and directed Caput,the musical ensemble for contemporary music, for 18 years. Gudmundur Óli was the musical director at the Island Opera where he worked for five years and he has conducted the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra.

He has been the director of various choirs and is currently conducting the Kammerkór Norðurlands, for whom he has worked since 2000. Guðmundur Óli has also worked with student choirs and orchestras.

He conducted workshops for choirs and orchestras at Kórastefna at Mývatn 2003-2009 and at the national choir festivals for Icelandic men’s and women’s choirs. Gudmundur Oli also conducted a workshop on the theme of Icelandic choral music at the Nordic-Baltic Choral festival in Helsinki in 2012.

INFO
Some of the pieces will be prepared for performance at the end of the festival.

Emphasis will be on a homogenous choir sound and striving for the wonderful experience of merging into a unity through the sound of the choir.

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