Reykjavík Queer Choir’s annual spring concert will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 24, at Harpa concert hall.
The choir is known for a wide variety of music and will perform pieces from different categories, from old Icelandic choir songs to new pop songs in Icelandic and English.
The choir was founded in the July 2011 and has since performed at multiple events including the opening ceremony of Reykjavík Gay Pride.
The spring concert is a fundraising event for the choir’s trip to Dublin in the summer of 2014 where the choir is scheduled to take part in Various Voice, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered choral event.
The conductor is Helga Margrét Marzellíusardóttir.
For more information visit harpa.is.
Ólafur Stephensen, editor of Iceland’s biggest daily newspaper, Fréttablaðið (part of 365 Media, owned by Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir, the wife of tycoon Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson), indicated in a radio interview today that Jón Ásgeir had tried to censor the news.
Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
In the interview on radio station Bylgjan, Ólafur was asked whether claims made in an open letter on visir.is by Stöð 2 journalist Magnús Halldórsson (all three media outlets are also part of 365) were true.
In the letter, Magnús maintained that Jón Ásgeir had tried to influence how he and the court cases he is involved in are portrayed in the news.
“A thorough professional journalist like Magnús does not write any nonsense,” Ólafur stated in the radio interview, mbl.is reports.
“We work according to ethical guidelines, where professionalism is above what the media’s owners might like or dislike. We stand by that policy, always,” Ólafur concluded.
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