All summer long, Hallgrímskirkja has resonated with the clear and beautiful tones of Schola Cantorum, the chamber choir of the church. In the last lunchtime concert this summer Schola cantorum offers a various program with some of their favorite Icelandic and international choral music, among others the famous “Nata lux” by Lauridsen and very popular Icelandic Ave Maria by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns with soprano solo sung by Thelma Hrönn Sigurdórsdóttir accomanied by the great Klais organ and the choir.
Vökuró- a beautiful song by Icelandic composer Jórunn Viðar, which BJÖRK ( Björk Guðmundsdóttir) made famous on her album Medulla is sung by tenor soloist Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson- accompanied by the choir in a new arrangement.
Conductor and organist is Hörður Áskelsson, the Music Director of Hallgrimskirkja.
Tickets are available online on midi.is and at the entrance one hour before the concert. Admission is 2500 ISK, tea and coffee after the concert included.
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. Last April 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.