An Icelandic Ave Maria tomorrow

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An Icelandic Ave Maria tomorrow

One of the most precious songs of Icelandic musical history is the heart-rendering Ave Maria written by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns, a popular choice for the funerals of loved ones in Iceland but also indispensible at weddings – and of course at Christmas. Tomorrow at noon, Wednesday August 24, soprano Thelma Hrönn Sigurdórsdóttir will sing this famous Ave María, accompanied by the Klais organ of the church.

Schola Cantorum’s summer concert series, aiming at introducing Icelandic music to travellers, have been highly popular this year. Tomorrow´s programme is a mixture of folk songs and newer choral pieces, spiced with a bit of Händel and Byrd. Schola cantorum is considered one of the very best choirs in Iceland.

The concert starts at 12 noon. Tickets can be bought at the entrance from 11 am at 2500 ISK.

There will be coffee and tea after the concert for guests.