Festival of sacred arts in Hallgrimskirkja Reykjavik 2015

Fire from Heaven!

23/07/2015
Opening of the Festival of Sacred Arts 2015

Grand opening of the Festival of Sacred Arts 2015

We´re in for a magnificent opening ceremony this year! The Hague International Baroque Orchestra and the Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir will perform excerpts from Handel´s oratorio Solomon, […]
22/07/2015
King Solomon

King Solomon: A microforum

The forum, consisting of three short lectures in Icelandic, takes place in connection to the performance of Handel’s oratorio Solomon at the Festival of Sacred Arts […]
21/07/2015

The oratorio King Solomon by G.F. Handel

A major highlight of The Festival of Sacred Arts 2015 in Hallgrimskirkja is the premiere of Handel’s magnificent oratorio Solomon in Iceland. Solomon, an oratorio in […]
20/07/2015
Hallgrímskirkja

High Mass with festival music

The former festive mass in Hallgrimskirkja with excellent musicians performing, including the Schola cantorum chamber choir and members of The Hague International Baroque Orchestra. Solist: Oddur […]
20/07/2015
Klais orgelið

New Dimensions of the Klais-organ

Young electronic musicians explore the magnificent Klais organ, using it’s new technological equipment and it’s 5273 pipes to create a musical experience. When the electronic controls […]
18/07/2015
Nordic Affect

Handel at Home

On one hand, Handel offered London sumptuous and lavish feasts of music; large scale operas, oratorios full of force and grandeur and of course the famous […]
17/07/2015
Schola cantorum

Schola Cantorum Lunchtime Concert

  Hear Heaven’s Maker At this final Wednesday lunchtime concert of the summer, Hallgrimskirkja’s excellent chamber choir sings Icelandic choir music from two different eras. The […]
15/07/2015
King´s Men of Cambridge

King’s Men – The Choral Scolars of The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

This exquisite 18 men choir consists of experienced singers from the renowned King’s College Choir in Cambridge, UK.  The King’s College choir is perhaps best known […]
14/07/2015
Olivier Latry og Shin-Young Lee

Double concert with Olivier Latry

Every year, Hallgrimskirkja´s magnificent Klais-organ attracts renowned organists from far and wide. On Thursday August 20th, the organist of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Olivier Latry, […]
14/07/2015
Sálmafoss

Feast of Hymns

On Reykjavík Cultural Night, Saturday August 22nd, there will be an ongoing concert in Hallgrimskirkja between 15.00 and 21.00. Amongst other is the premiere of 5 […]
12/07/2015
King´s Men of Cambridge

High Mass with King’s Men

The latter Festive Mass during the festival is Sunday August 23rd 11.00 at Hallgrimskirkja, featuring the bishop of Iceland and the 18 male singers of the […]
11/07/2015
Schola cantorum

Final concert with Schola Cantorum

“Deo Dicamus Gratias” It is Hallgrimskirkja´s talented chamber choir, Schola Cantorum, that gives the final concert of the festival this year, Sunday August 23rd at 17.00. […]