Rokkkór Íslands - Næntís
The Icelandic Rockchoir is a brand new choir, with over a 40 people, that has gone different ways then is usual in choir singing. Most of the singers have a lot of experience in pop and rock performing. The result is a powerful and totally unique sound that is clearly new of its kind in Iceland and something worth looking at. Rock songs from the 90Â´s by artists such as Radiohead, No Doubt, Jet black Joe, Stone Temple Pilots, Anouk, Metallica, Aerosmith ,Guns NÂ´Roses, Queen, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Skunk Anansie, Creed, Alanis Morissette, Ugly kid Joe, The Cranberries etc. will be on the program so itâs certainly going to be a powerful atmosphere in Harpa this evening.
Well known musicians from Iceland will play with the choir such as Fridrik Karlsson (Mezzoforte) and Davíð Sigurgeirsson on guitars, Róbert Þórhallsson on bass, Pálmi Sigurhjartarson (Sniglabandid) on keyboard, Fúsi Óttars (Jaguar) on drums and Þorbergur Ólafsson on percussion. The conductor is Matthias V. Baldursson (Matti sax).
The choir was founded in the spring of 2015 by Matti sax and a few singers who wanted to make a different choir more designed for pop and rock singers. The outcome was Rokkkór Íslands (The Icelandic Rockchoir). The first project was to go in a studio and record a few well-chosen songs that have been released regularly in the media. The first performance of the choir was in Eldborg (Harpa) autumn 2015 on the anniversary concert of Sniglabandið. After that was no turning back and The Rockchoir of Iceland was clearly here to stay!