O holy light – The Hallgrimskirkja Motet choir christmas concert

Every year in December fabulous and festive Christmas and Advent music takes center stage in Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík during the annual Hallgrímskirkja Christmas Music Festival. This year is no exception with the 2016 version providing a dazzling and diverse array of choral, organ and instrumental music that will bring good cheers to all attendees.

Mótettukór Hallgrímskirkju

Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir

The festivities begin with the customary and popular Christmas Concerts of the prestigious Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir, that will take place on Sunday December the 4th at 5 pm and Tuesday December the 6th at 8 pm.


This year the Motet Choir is honoured to present two fantastic guest performers from Sweden, the marvelous soprano singer Maria Keohane and Mattias Wager, the head organist of Stockholm’s cathedral and one of Scandinavia’s most famous organ virtuosos. The choir and the distinguished guests will perform a charming selection of Swedish, Icelandic and well-known classical Christmas pieces that will undoubtedly bring on the Christmas spirit. Conductor is Hörður Áskelsson, the director of the choir and organist at Hallgrímskirkja.