The world premiere of The Oratorio Mysterium by Hafliði Hallgrímsson at the Festival of Sacred Arts was Saturday the 1st of June. An audio recording was made and played on the Icelandic Radio today. Here you can listen and enjoy.
Performers: The Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir, Schola cantorum, Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir soprano, Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir alto, Elmar Gilbertsson tenor, Oddur A. Jónsson bass and Hallgrimskirkja Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
Isabelle Demers consert organist plays from O. Messiaen’s L ́Ascension at the beginning of the concert.
The Icelandic Theatre Awards
Today I was nominated to the Icelandic Theatre Awards ‘Gríman’, as Singer of the Year for my performance in La traviata at the Icelandic Opera. I’m honoured and proud and look forward to attend Gríman next Wednesday since I’m still here in Iceland.
Festival of Sacred Arts
I’m very excited to perform Hafliði Hallgrímsson’s new Oratorio at Hallgrímskirkja at the Festival of Sacred Arts in Reykjavík on the 1st and 2nd of June:
PREMIÉRE- MYSTERIUM, new oratorio by Hafliði Hallgrímsson. Performers: The Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir, Schola cantorum, Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir soprano, Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir alto, Elmar Gilbertsson tenor, Oddur A. Jónsson bass and Hallgrimskirkja Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
Here’s more Information. I will also be singing at the closing concert on the 10th of June – Eternal Fire, Fountain of Love:
Three cantatas for Pentecost by J.S.Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder (BWV 172), O ewiges Feuer, O, Ursprung der Liebe (BWV 34), and Bleib bei uns (BWV 6). Première of Veni, Sancte Spiritus, a cantata for Pentecost by Sigurður Sævarsson. Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir soprano, Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir alto, David Erler countertenor, Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor and Oddur A. Jónsson bass. Schola Cantorum, the Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir and the Hallgrímskirkja International Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
Thank you so much - takk!
Beethoven 9. symfoni with the Føroya Symfoniorkestur og kór
On the 16th of February I sing my first Beethoven 9th, and it happens to be in Tórshavn, Föroyar. Look very much forward to visit these islands for the first time! More information here
Dirigentur: Bernharður Wilkinson
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir sopran
Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir alt
Sergei Semishkur tenor
Ilyja Bannik bass
Kórvenjing Tóra Vestergaard
Eingin steðgur er í konsertini.