The women´s choir Vox Feminae greets spring Wednesday May 6th at 20 in Hafnarborg (centre of Hafnarfjörður) by performing music from the 16th and 17th century. Madrigals from many countries will be performed, including Claudio Monteverdi, Passerau, Giovanni Gastoldi, John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, O. Vecchi Vecchi and Atla Heimi Sveinsson.
Madrigals are polyphone everyday songs and their origin can be traced to the time of the renaissance in Italy, when the noble class started to hire musicians into their service. Choirs therefore worked in the Italian courts which sung madrigals for their masters and their guests. Little by little form of music spread and reached popularity, especially in England. The majority of the poems are about love in its many images, happiness, love, despair, regret and pain.
Other performers at the Vox Feminae concert are soloists from the choir, Símon Ívarsson guitarist and Marion Herrera harpist. Margrét J. Pálmadóttir is the musical director of the concert.
Tickets are available from choir members and by calling 863 4404.