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The trials of Jeremiah
February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm GMT
The musical group Corpo di Strumenti and alto Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir perform Charpentier’s
Leçons de ténèbres and other pieces. The Trials of Jeremiah became the inspiration for a unique music form in 16th Century France called “Leçons de ténèbres” or “lessons in darkness”. These lessons consisted of austere and refined performances of songs during Holy Week. Opera music was banned
during Fast, but musicians, composers and singers that were in service at court, could be utilized by the Church in the meantime. The group Corpo di Strumenti and Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir alto singer will improvise their concert program around the Leçons de ténèbres of French composer Marc-Antoine
Charpentier, but will also perform other older lamentations.
Performers: Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir alto, Maude Gratton organ, Brise Sailly harpsichord, Mathurin Matharl piccolo cello and Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir cello and artistic director.
Admission: 4.500 ISK. Tickets are sold on tix.is and in Hallgrimskirkja every day between 9am – 5pm and on concert day.
More information on webpage of Hallgrimskirkja’s Friends of the Arts Society.