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Icelandic Choir of London in Copenhagen 2016 performing Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir's beautiful and harmonically ambiguous "Andvökunótt" (Awake at night) (an excerpt). Conductor: Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson.

 

As a conductor, Helgi has over a decade’s experience working with various small to medium sized choirs, ensembles and orchestras, amateurs and professionals, in both England and Iceland. Recently he took over leading and conducting the Reykjavík Boys´ Choir (Drengjakór Reykjavíkur), having previously been with the Icelandic Choir of London for 6 years (2012-2018). The ICL tripled in size during Helgi’s time. Both choirs sing varied programmes, travel regularly (recent tours include Sweden, Denmark and Holland) and the ICL has performed at locations like Westminster Abbey. Helgi also co-founded the Brighton based ALDAorchestra in 2016 where he is artistic director and conductor.

In addition to this, Helgi has also lead numerous workshops, rehearsals and concerts of new music by himself and others.


Drengjakór Reykjavíkur

Reykjavík Boys’ Choir

Þann 18.des 2018 fóru fram svona líka fínir jólatónleikar í Langholtskirkju, þar sem Karlakórinn Esja, Kvennakórinn Katla, Drengjakór Reykjavíkur og OLGA Vocal Ensemble komu saman fram. Síðasta lagið á efnisskránni var Þú komst með jólin til mín. Stjórnandi var Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson, sem jafnframt útsetti lagið fyrir kórana.

Video: Christmas song arrangement and conducting by Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson.


 

ALDA ORCHESTRA

"My expectations were surpassed – from start to finish; the music was different and haunting. There were moments that, when I closed my eyes, the noises came together with unexpected clatters, bursts followed delicate hovering moments. [...] The opening track, Winter Fog [By Helgi Ingvarsson, listen HERE] began with operatic-style singing and the lyrics described the images of the mountains. They also inadvertently introduced us to the landscape that had obviously captured the imagination of the composer. [...] I really enjoyed this evening of music." - Lou Clement

ALDAorchestra. 6 December 2016. The Old Market, Brighton, UK. Conductor: Helgi R. Ingvarsson.

ALDAorchestra. 6 December 2016. The Old Market, Brighton, UK. Conductor: Helgi R. Ingvarsson.


 

ICELANDIC CHOIR OF LONDON

Helgi R. Ingvarsson conducting the Icelandic Choir of London, and the Icelandic Choir of the Netherlands, for their joint spring recital March 2016 at the English Reformed Church, Amsterdam.

Helgi R. Ingvarsson conducting the Icelandic Choir of London, and the Icelandic Choir of the Netherlands, for their joint spring recital March 2016 at the English Reformed Church, Amsterdam.

Icelandic Choir of London in Malmö, Sweden in 2013. "Öfugmælavísur". Composer: Stefán S. Stefánsson. Poem: Bjarni Jónsson/Stefán S. Stefánsson. Conductor: Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson.