Olga Vocal Ensemble returns with live music this summer! After a strange and difficult year, we see a light at the end of the tunnel. Illumination in darkness, glimmering harmony, dancing voices - Olga presents AURORA. Featuring music from Iceland, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, and more, the songs explore loss, rebirth, hope, and joy.
Olga Vocal Ensemble is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Our singers are Dutch, Icelandic, English, and Russian-American. We formed in 2012. It started small, but we soon had our first show (at the Icelandic embassy in Brussels), then a debut in the Netherlands, and then our first tour of Iceland in summer of 2013.
Since then, we’ve recorded 4 albums, toured Europe and the United States, and performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Harpa in Reykjavík, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
We’ve collaborated with composers and international artists, formed a foundation, and created a virtual singing festival during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.
We also adopted a red kettle. His name is Ketill Olguson, and he accompanies us on all our adventures.
Matthew Lawrance Smith - 1st tenor
Jonathan Ploeg – 2nd tenor
Arjan Lienaerts – Baritone
Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson – 1st bass
Philip Barkhudarov – 2nd bass
ISK 2500 for students, elderly and disabled
Free entrance for 16 years and younger
Attention: free entrance for all Olgas
Concerts summer 2021
Sunday 25th of July - Akureyri Church @ 5 pm
Monday 26th of July - Blönduós Church @ 8 pm
Wednesday 28th of July - East of Iceland - to be announced
Friday 30th of July - Ólafsfjörður @ 8 pm
Sunday 1st of August - Flatey Church @ 6 pm
Monday 2nd of August - Ísafjörður Church @ 8 pm
Wednesday 4th of August - Háteigskirkja, Reykjavík @ 8 pm
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