Hallgrímskirkja Christmas music festival December 2nd-31st 2018

JÓLATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ Í HALLGRÍMSKIRKJU 2018

A FESTIVE MASS ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 2nd 2018, at 11 am.

First Sunday of Advent at the beginning of the new Church Year.

Reverends Dr. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson and Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Charming advent music: The Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir, conductor Hörður Áskelsson, Björn Steinar Orgelsson plays the Klais-organ. Lighting of the first Advent Candle.

ART EXHIBITION OPENING Artist: Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir
December 2nd 2018 at 12.15 pm

Opening of the art exhibition “Other Hymns, Other Questions” by Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir in the foyer of Hallgrímskirkja.

As described by the artist: “A poetic interpretation of the Nativity on the material of paper”

Curator: Rósa Gísladóttir. The exhibition will remain open until March 4th 2019.

Free entrance.

JÓLATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ Í HALLGRÍMSKIRKJU 2018

THE HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA MOTET CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERTO
Sunday December 2nd at 5 pm.
Tuesday December 4th at 8pm.

Performers.
The Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir.
Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson
Organist: Björn Steinar Sólbergsson
Violin solo: Auður Hafsteinsdóttir.

Lovely festive Christmas mood in the beautifully decorated church!

 At this years annual and ever popular Christmas Concerto of the Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir, a selection of beautiful choir music will be performed. The theme of the concert is the wonder and mystery of the Nativity and the programme includes a premiere of Magnificat by Sigurður Sævarsson,  J. S. Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and O magnum mysterium by Olav Gjelo, where the interplay between the violin solo and the choir is truly charming. One of Iceland’s best known violinists, Auður Hafsteinsdóttir, will also perform violin solos accompanied by the Klais organ.

Ticket prices: 5900 / 4900 ISK, discount for students, disabled and members of the Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja.

JÓLATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ Í HALLGRÍMSKIRKJU 2018

ORGAN CONCERTO ON ADVENT
Sunday December 16th at 5pm

Lára Bryndís Eggertsdóttir organist in Hjallakirkja church.

Atmospheric organ music by Bach and more.

Ticket price: 3000 ISK., discount for students, disabled and members of the Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja.

JÓLATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ Í HALLGRÍMSKIRKJU 2018

CHRISTMAS CONCERTO AT NOON WITH SCHOLA CANTORUM
Friday December 21st at 12pm

The chamber choir Schola cantorum performs diverse choral and christmas music.
Performers: SCHOLA CANTORUM, and solists from the choir. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.

Hot chocolate on offer after the concert.

Ticket price: 3000 ISK., discount for students, disabled and members of the Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja.

JÓLATÓNLISTARHÁTÍÐ Í HALLGRÍMSKIRKJU 2018

FESTIVE NEW YEAR SOUNDS
Sunday December 30th at 5 pm.
Monday December 31st at 4 pm.

The highly popular New Years event returns with festive music for two trumpets and organ.

Two exceptional young Icelandic trumpet players visit from New York and Paris to start the New Year festivities with the Klais organ.

Performers: Baldvin Oddsson trumpet, Jóhann Nardeau trumpet, Björn Steinar Sólbergsson organ.

Ticket price: 4500 ISK, 50% discount for students, disabled and members of the Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja.