The Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir performs romantic choral music by Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Brahms Sunday March 10 at 5 pm.
A lovely interplay of choral and organ music with soprano soloist Ásta Marý Stefánsdóttir, who won first prize in the Vox Domini singing competition in 2018 . Conductor is Hörður Áskelsson Music Director of Hallgrimskirkja and Björn Steinar Sólbergsson organist of Hallgrimskirkja plays the great Klais organ.
The Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir, founded in 1982 by Hörður Áskelsson, has long been one of the leading choirs in Iceland and counts around 60 members. Its large and diverse repertoire includes a number of oratorios, passions and requiems, as well as a cappella sacred music from various periods. The choir has also premiered many Icelandic compositions and has a special connection to the man the church is named after – music to 17th-century religious poet Hallgrímur Pétursson’s work is often on the choir’s programme.
Ticket sale is online on midi.is and in the church shop-
open daily 9 am – 5 pm – and at the entrance one hour before the concert.
Admission ISK 3900/ 2500.