Hear My Prayer
The programme of this year‘s Lenten concert presented by the Motet Choir of Hallgrímskirkja consists of expressive sacred choral compositions that deal with loss, sorrow, prayer and consolation in the shadow of the cross.
Well-known works by Henry Purcell, William Byrd, Pablo Casals, Morten Lauridsen and John Tavener are interspersed by psalm verses by the great Icelandic Baroque poet-priest Hallgrímur Pétursson with music by Icelandic composers.
The most extensive composition on the programme, When David heard by popular American contemporary composer Eric Whitacre, is a remarkable musical interpretation of the desperation of King David as he learns of the execution of his son Absalom (Second Book of Samuel).
The choir will also premiere a work by Halldór Hauksson set to a prayer hymn written by Hallgrímur Pétursson on his deathbed.
The 55 singers of the Motet Choir will be conducted by Hörður Áskelsson, organist and Music Director of Hallgrímskirkja.
Admission is 3.500 ISK, 1.700 ISK for seniors, disabled and students.
Ticket sale on midi.is. Also in the church shop in Hallgrimskirkja and at the entrance one hour before the concert.