Organ summer in Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík

03, July 2021 - 31, July 2021 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 12.00pm - 12.30pm

General Admission See on official website

Organ summer in Hallgrímskirkja will take place from July 3rd till August 22nd. Eight Icelandic organists will allow the magnificent Klais-organ of Hallgrímskirkja to sound at lunchtime concerts from the 3rd till the 14th of August. There will be an organ marathon on August 21st during Culture Night and the last concert of the organ summer will take place on Sunday 22nd of August at 17:00.

The first organist of the summer, Tómas Guðni Eggertsson will perform the following programme on July 3rd

1. J.S.Bach: Pièce d’orgue BWV 572
2. J.S Bach: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß BWV 622
3. César Franck: Choral nr. 3 in a-moll

Tómas Guðni Eggertsson (b. 1974) studied the piano at the New Music School in Reykjavík and graduated in 1996. He then studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, receiving a BA degree in 1999 and finishing his postgraduate studies the following year. Tómas enrolled at the National Church School of Music in Reykjavík in 2003, receiving a performer‘s diploma in 2007 and a cantor‘s degree in 2008. His main teacher was Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Tómas is the organist and music director of Seljakirkja in Reykjavík, and regularly collaborates with musicians from various sectors, such as clarinetist Dimitri Thor Ashkenazy, bass-baritone Ólafur Sigurdarson, multi-musician David Thor Jónsson and guitarist Peter Valgard Peterson. Tómas's most recent theatre performance is Die Schöne Müllerin with tenor Sven Hjörleifsson.

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