You are welcome to Hallgrímskirkja
Hallgrímskirkja stands guard over Reykjavík. The church is both a parish church and a national sanctuary in Iceland. Its stepped concrete facade is an ode to modernism and a reminder of the Icelandic landscape. The church is named after the 17th-century clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of Hymns of the Passion. Hallgrímskirkja is an Evangelical-Lutheran church and is a part of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Iceland. Hallgrímskirkja is one of the most visited places by tourists in Iceland. Every day thousands of people visit the church. Admission to the church is free. Admission to the tower is ISK 1000 - ISK 100 for the children (7-16).
The Klais-organ of Hallgrimskirkja is a heavenly instrument designed for the worship and concerts in the church. During the summer there are organ-concerts every Thursday 12 am, Saturdays 12 am and Sundays 5 pm. Schola cantorum, one of the outstanding choirs of Hallgrimskirkja, sings in the concerts on Wednesdays 12 am. Tickets at the entrance.
When is a mass in the church? Is it open to all? On all Sundays there is mass 11 am and on Wednesdays 8 am. They are open to all and the Eucharist as well. These services are in Icelandic but the pastors quite often summarize the sermon in English when there are some foreigners Read more about When is mass in Hallgrimskirkja?[…]
11 AM MASS on whit Monday. Pastors Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Sigurður Árni Þórðarson. Organist: Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Graduale Nobili youth choir. Conductor: Þorvaldur Örn Davíðsson. 3 PM The composer Sigurður Sævarsson interviewed in Ásmundarsalur. 5 PM CLOSING CONCERT – Eternal Fire, Fountain of Love. Three cantatas for Pentecost by J.S.Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder (BWV Read more about June 10 Monday: Mass, Eternal Fire and Fountain of Love[…]
11 AM Service. Pastors Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Sigurður Árni Þórðarson. J.S.Bach’s cantata O ewiges Feuer (BWV 34) David Erler countertenor, Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor, Oddur A. Jónsson bass, with the Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir, the Hallgrímskirkja International Baroque Orchestra, and Björn Steinar Sólbergsson, organ. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson. All are welcome! 8 PM FESTIVAL CONCERT OF BAROQUE Read more about Pentecost – service and concert[…]
5 PM EVENSONG Pastor Kristján Valur Ingólfsson. J.S.Bach cantata Bleib bei uns (BWV 6). David Erler countertenor, Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor, Oddur A. Jónsson bass, Schola Cantorum and the Hallgrímskirkja International Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson. No entrance free. 5:50 PM – Bells of Hallgrimskirkja. Carillon. 6 PM – Carillon and bells of Hallgrímskirkja inside and out, Read more about June 8th, Saturday: Evensong, bells, organ music and computers[…]
Now you have a wonderful opportunity to spiritually prepare for the Pentecost and become immersed into the wonders of the sound of the Hallgrimskirkja. 12 AM ORGAN MATINÉE – Veni, Creator Spiritus. Björn Steinar Sólbergsson, the organist at Hallgrímskirkja, will play works for Pentecost by J.S.Bach and Duruflé. Pastor Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir will meditate on the sense Read more about June 6th 12 AM Organ-matinée[…]
Two young Icelandic trumpet players, Jóhann Nardeau and Baldvin Oddsson, and a renowned French organist David Cassan regale the audience with baroque pomp and circumstances of the highest order. Works by Charpentier, Vivaldi ( the Seasons arr. for organ), Handel( Queen of Sheba and from “Pieces for a Musical Clock”) J.S. Bach (Triosonata no. 1) and others. Ticket: ISK 4.900 Read more about June 5, 8 PM: Two trumpets and the Klais-organ[…]
June 5 Wednesday 8 PM FESTIVAL SOUNDS – TWO TRUMPETS AND ORGAN Jóhann Nardeau and Baldvin Oddsson, trumpets, and award-winning French organist David Cassan perform music by Charpentier, Vivaldi, Handel and others. Admission: 4.900 ISK.
4 June – Tuesday 12 AM Musician Marina Albero interviewed in Ásmundarsalur (a gallery close to the church). The talk will be in English. 9 PM HYMNS TO THE HOLY VIRGIN FROM THE RED BOOK OF MONTSERRAT “They sometimes want to sing and dance” Chamber ensemble Umbra with Marina Albero, internationally acclaimed psalterium player, perform Read more about Marina Albero and the Umbra-concert[…]
12 PM Finnbogi Pétursson is the visual artist for the 2019 Church Arts Festival. Pastors of Hallgrimskirkja, Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Sigurður Árni Þórdarson, talk with the artist in Ásmundarsalur. The discussion will be in Icelandic. No admission. 9 PM THE STRANGER. A programme of sounds, words and music by Halldór Hauksson, inspired by the Read more about Finnbogi + Camus and the Stranger[…]