TENEBRAE FACTAE SUNT
Lenten Choir Concert
Sunday March 24th at 17 hrs.
The Choir of Hallgrímskirkja
Steinar Logi Helgason conductor
The Choir of Hallgrímskirkja was founded in the autumn of 2021. The choir consists of over 50 singers that sing both in services and concerts in Hallgrímskirkja. The choir has a wide range of repertoire and has put emphasis on promoting new Icelandic choir music. The Choir of Hallgrímskirkja premiered 5 new pieces by Icelandic composers last year that were commissioned by the choir. The choir has performed with The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Hallgrímskirkja and has a fruitful collaboration with Brák Baroque Ensemble.
Their last collaboration project was on the First Sunday of Advent and was dedicated to the music of Händel and Telemann on original instruments.
Steinar Logi Helgason conductor of The Choir of Hallgrímskirkja was born in 1990 and is educated as an organist, pianist and conductor. After studying piano in the Reykjavík College of music Steinar started studying the organ at the Music school of the National church of Iceland and later in the Iceland University of the Arts where he studied under organist Björn Steinar Sólbergsson and finished a Bachelor’s degree in Church music. Steinar furthered his studies in The Royal Danish Academy of music where he started a master’s degree in Church music under Hans Davidsson and later finishing a master’s degree in ensemble conducting. Steinar has performed widely as an organist, pianist and a conductor. Steinar took over the post of choir director in Hallgrímskirkja in August 2021 and is the founder and conductor of The Choir of Hallgrímskirkja.
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