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Björk announces orchestral concert live streams in aid of Reykjavik women’s shelter

Hamrahlíð Choir, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, and Viibra flute septet are involved 

Björk has announced a series of orchestral concert live streams, raising money in support of a women’s shelter in Reykjavik

The performances will take place on Monday 11th, Sunday 24th, and Sunday 31st October, with a final show set for Monday 15th November 2021. Broadcast from the spectacular Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, the electronic, experimental and pop superstar will play alongside a different ensemble each night, with the Hamrahlíð Choir, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, and Viibra flute septet all confirmed. 

In a message to fans ahead of the series, Björk said: "Dear friends, I would like to invite you to some concerts to honour folks who got hit hardest in the coronavirus, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and to honour how many Icelandic musicians I have worked with through the years.

"My input into the feminist fight is to brag about that almost all of those arrangements are by me. Unfortunately, this is something that is almost always ignored when women are arrangers," she added. 

Proceeds will go to Kvennaathvarf Women's Shelter, with both in-person and online tickets available now. 

In January and February 2021, Björk played the same venue in aid of women's charities in another series of shows featuring over 100 accompanying musicians. In 2020 she was forced to cancel a run of orchestral dates across Europe. Read up on why Björk's 'Debut' demonstrated the endless possibilities of cross-pollination in music in DJ Mag's Solid Gold feature on the album.