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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.
Reykjavík Boys’ Choir
Video: Christmas song arrangement and conducting by Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson.
"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