Organsummer in Hallgrímskirkja
09, July 2022 - 21, August 2022 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 5.00pm - 6.00pm
General Admission See on official website
Magnús Ragnarsson organist in Langholtskirkja, Reykjavík performs pieces by Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson, Jehan Alain and himself at the Organsummer in Hallgrímskirkja.
Tickets are available at the entrance and on https://tix.is/is/event/13611/
Price 2000 kr.
Magnús Ragnarsson studied at the Reykjavík College of Music, the National School of Church Music and the Gothenburg Music Academy in Sweden, specialising in organ, piano, singing and conducting. Following graduation, he further studied choral conducting with Stefan Parkman at Uppsala University.
Magnús is chorus director at the Icelandic opera, conductor for the Philharmonic choir of Iceland and organist at Langholtskirkja in Reykjavík where he conducts Kór Langholtskirkju. He also teaches choral conducting at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the National School of Church Music. He has conducted children's as well as chamber operas and ballets, worked with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Icelandic Opera and the Lutosławski Philharmonic Orchestra in Wrocław, Poland. In 2014, he was nominated for the Icelandic music awards for his performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms with the Philharmonic choir, and most recently for a recording of Icelandic folk songs. With his choirs, he has won awards in Florilège Vocal de Tours, the Béla Barok International Choir Competition and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Lilja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir, mezzo soprano, has ABSRM diploma in singing from the Reykjavík Academy of singing and Vocal arts in 2010. She also finished a music master from the Icelandic art academy where her main focus was early music and choir conducting combined with new audiences and
innovative Practice. In addition she is a licenced teacher, specialized in leading young ensemble singers and choirs.
Lilja has been performing as soloist /ensemble singer for several years both contemporary music and early music in Iceland and abroad, including Sweden, France and Hungary. Notable performances are for example alt solo in Lord of ring symphonia by Howard Shore with the Icelandic Symphony orchestra, alt solo in Johannes Passion after J.S. Bach with a chamber orchestra and solo ensemble, Vivaldi Cantata with the Icelandic baroque ensemble, Brák. She is also the lead singer in Umbra Ensemble, focusing on ancient and medieval music. The band has already released three albums and performed widely on various occations. Umbra received the Icelandic Music award 2019, for their album Sólhvörf. Lilja also works as a professional
workshop leader and conducts Katla women choir and youth choirs.