As our contribution to the Outwith Festival this year, the Abbey Church of Dunfermline is hosting two international music concerts.
Tickets are £5 in advance (or more at the door) and can be bought in the Abbey Church of Dunfermline Shop (enter by door opposite Abbot House) or on- line (with £1 booking fee) at https://www.ticketor.com/dunfermlineabbey/
On Friday 7th September at 7pm the Víðistaðakirkja Choir from Iceland will be performing a selection that includes music from Iceland and the UK.
Víðistaðakirkja is located in Hafnarfjörður, the third-most populous city in Iceland, about 10 km south of Reykjavík. The Church choir is formed only by enthusiasts that love to sing. The main duty of the choir is of course to take part in the ceremony every Sunday but occasionally they organize small concerts or take part in events with other choirs or solo singers.
The program for the concert includes popular psalms and songs in Iceland that also have a Gaelic origin. Psalms from Scotland and Ireland and both old and brand new Icelandic psalms ( the oldest from 1208 ). Icelandic cultural music and choir music by John Rutter.
On Saturday 8th September at 4pm Ayman Jarjour, a Syrian Guitarist will be performing.
Ayman Jarjour has performed worldwide solo and with orchestra, including concerts in New York, London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Beirut, Amman, Madrid, Bonn, Tunis, Khartoum, Valletta, Cairo, Alexandria, Istanbul, Basel, Prague and Taipei. He appeared on TV and radio channels in concert broadcasts and interviews. He recorded a CD featuring his concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Ayman holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York and a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. His repertoire includes works with Spanish, Latin American, Classical, Middle Eastern and Modern flavours.
Tickets are £5 in advance (or more at the door) and can be bought in the Abbey Church of Dunfermline Shop (enter by door opposite Abbot House) or on- line at https://www.ticketor.com/dunfermlineabbey/