Saturday June 30th at 12 noon the internationally recognized Irena Chřibková from the Czech Republic, main organist at Basilica of St. James (Bazilica sv. Jakuba) in Prague plays Hallgrimskirkja’s Klaisorgan. Chřibková plays pieces by Bernando Storace, Jean-Marie Plum, Concert í h-minor eftir Walther and Marche religieuse by Guilmant which is based on the oratoria Messiah by Handel.
Admission is 2.000 ISK.
Irena Chřibková is the head organist of St. James’ Basilica in the Old
Town of Prague. There she has founded several cycles of sacred
music, including the St. James´ International Organ Festival which
ranks among the leading European festivals. Her Sunday half-anhour
organ music in the Basilica are extremely popular.
Irena Chřibková studied the organ at the Kroměříž Conservatoire
under K. Pokora, at the Academy of Arts in Prague under Prof M.
Šlechta (1980-1986) and in Paris under Susan Landale (1985).
Successes at numerous organ competitions promoted her concert
career and she has toured extensively as a concert artist widely
around the world. She has also co-operated with leading musicians,
choirs and orchestras.
Ms Chřibková’s repertoire includes organ literature ranging from
Baroque up to contemporary music with emphasis on French organ
music, the organ music of J. S. Bach and Czech organ music
with emphasis on her predecessors at the organ in the St. James’