Hörður Áskelsson, cantor of Hallgrímskirkja, founded the Schola cantorum Reykjavicensis in 1996. The choir’s repertoire consists mainly of Renaissance and baroque music on the one hand and contemporary music with special emphasis on Icelandic music on the other. Schola cantorum is one of Iceland’s most distinguished ensembles and was appointed the City of Reykjavík’s Official Music Ensemble in 2006. It was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2007. The choir has taken part in many recordings of Jón Leifs’ music for BIS, and its disc Meditatio, released in 2016, received outstanding reviews. The choir’s normal size of 16 professional members was augmented to 40 in the oratorio Edda II.
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