Opening hours and schedule over Lent and Easter 2018

Palm Sunday 25. March: Open from 9am – 5pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
Festive service at 11 am: Pastor: Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and rev. Birgir Ásgeirsson. The Motett choir sings. Guest choir from King’s Voices, Cambridge. Conductor Ben Perry. Organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Sunday school is led by Inga Harðardóttir, youth coordinator.
Tower is closed between 10:30 – 12:15.

English service at 2 pm: Pastor: rev. Bjarni Þór Bjarnason. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.

Monday 26. March: Open from 9am – 6pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
5-6 pm: Reading of Hallgrímur Pétursson’s Hymns of the Passion. Organ music between readings.

Tuesday 27. March: Open from 9am – 6pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
5-6 pm: Reading of Hallgrímur Pétursson’s Hymns of the Passion. Organ music between readings.

Wednesday 28. March: Open from 9am – 6pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
5-6 pm: Reading of Hallgrímur Pétursson’s Hymns of the Passion. Organ music between readings.

Holy Thursday 29. March: Open from 9am – 6pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
5-6 pm: Reading of Hallgrímur Pétursson’s Hymns of the Passion. Organ music between readings.

20 pm: Getsemane meditation. The Last Supper is remembered in the Getsemane hour.
Rev. Jón Dalbú Hróbjartsson and rev. Birgir Ásgeirsson. Organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Schola cantorum sings.

Good Friday 30. March: Open from 9am – 6pm, tower open 9am – 4pm.
11 am: Good Friday service, rev. Jón Dalbú Hróbjartsson and rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir.
Organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Hallgrimskirkja’s Motett choir sings.
Tower is closed between 10:30 – 12:15.

18 pm: St. Matthew Passion performed by group of 100 perfomers. Scottish-Icelandic soprano Hannah Morrison, one of the world‘s leading baroque singers, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Jesus, Danish tenor Valdemar Villadsen the Evangelist, Elmar Gilbertsson, Oddur Arnþór Jónsson and Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir. Tvo choirs, tvo orchestras and children‘s voices. The conductor of the concerts, Hörður Áskelsson, organist and Music Director of Hallgrímskirkja. The concerts are a joint presentation of Akureyri Culture Society and The Friends of the Arts Society of Hallgrímskirkja. Admission: 7.900 ISK, tickets are available on tix.is and in the church shop in Hallgrímskirkja, open daily 9am – 5pm, tel. 510 1000.

Saturday 31. March: Open from 9am – 5pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.

Easter Sunday 1. April: Open from 9am – 1pm. Tower closed. 
8am: Festive mass, rev. Birgir Ásgeirsson and rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Hallgrimskirkja’s Motett choir sings. Conductor Hörður Áskelsson. Organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.

11am: Festive Easter Sunday mass, rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and rev. Jón Dalbú Hróbjartsson. Hallgrimskirkja’s Motett choir sings. Conductor Hörður Áskelsson. Organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Sunday school is led by Inga Harðardóttir, youth coordinator.

Second day of Easter 2. April: Open from 9am – 5pm, tower open 9am – 4:30pm.
11am: Conformation service, Rev. Jón Dalbú Hróbjartsson, rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Inga Harðardóttir youth coordinator. 3 girls will be confirmed. Hallgrímskirkja’s Motett choir sings. Organist Hörður Áskelsson.
Tower is closed between 10:30 – 12:15.

The tower is closed when there is a service/mass and then the church is only open for service guests.

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