Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja - Gunnar Gunnarsson, organ Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík and Arne Hiorth, trumpet

Gunnar Gunnarsson, orgel / organ Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík
Arne Hiorth, trumpet Norway
Saturday July 15th at 12hrs
Tickets are available at the entrance and on
Admission ISK 2.500

Since 2014 Arne Hiorth has been doing projects with Gunnar Gunnarsson – in November 2017 they presented their colab concert “Eldmessa” in Reykjavik. The concert in Hallgrímskirkja consists of improvisation over both Icelandic and Norwegian folk

Gunnar Gunnarsson finished his cantor’s degree at the The Icelandic National Church Music College 1988 and a final degree from the Department of Theory and Composition at Reykjavik College of Music in 1989. Gunnar published his researches in hymnology 1993 called “The Weyse manuscripts and Choralbog for Island” which are about the origin the first Icelandic choral book and the manuscripts it was based on. In recent years, Gunnar has dedicated himself to arranging and performing religious music in a modern fashion and had his part in arrangements and recordings of traditional music and jazz. Gunnar has been organist at The Reykjavik Free-Church since 2012.

Arne Hiorth is a norwegian jazz trumpeter composer, producer, teacher and project coordinator. Hiorth has worked with top acts in Norway, like Mari Boine, Bjørn Eidsvåg, Anja Garbarek , Oslo Groove Company (Spellemann Award for Jazz 1990). Released his first solo album in 2004, 7 Oliphaunt Images, including musicians like Eivind Aarset, Kjetil Bjerkestrand and Hallgrim Bratberg. Among many other recordings is the Christmas album Snow (2007) with Helge Nysted. Arne Hiorth was chosen as the sole musician to perform at the memorial ceremony for july 22nd in Oslo 2013 .