The prize-winning chamber choir Schola cantorum performs well known and beloved choral and Christmas music i.e. by Adams (O, Holy Night), Áskell Jónsson, Hörður Áskelsson, Haukur Tómasson and premiéres by Sigurður Sævarsson and Auður Guðjohnsen.
Performers: SCHOLA CANTORUM, and soloists from the choir: Thelma Hrönn Sigurdórsdóttir soprano, Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson tenor and Fjölnir Ólafsson bass.
Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
Hot chocolate on offer after the concert.
Admission: ISK 3000, discount for students, disabled and members of the Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja. Ticket sale at the entrance 1 hour before the concert and online on midi.is.
Schola cantorum is the Hallgrímskirkja multiple prize-winning chamber choir, founded in 1996 by its conductor Hörður Áskelsson. Schola cantorum was awarded the “Performer of the Year 2016″ by the Icelandic Music Award in March 2017. Schola cantorum has from the very start played an important role in Icelandic music scene with a repertoire that consists mainly of renaissance, baroque and contemporary music including numerous premier performances by Icelandic composers. The choir gives regularly concerts in Iceland and has given concerts in Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, France and USA. In April 2017 the choir was invited to perform in 5 concerts in the Reykjavik Festival in Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, organized by the LA Phil, and received outstanding reviews in world known newspapers like NY Times, LA Times etc.