The Blue Church summer concert series
The Blue Church Summer Concert Series was founded in 1998 by Muff Worden, musician and Sigurður Jónsson engineer. The concerts are held in the church of Seyðisfjörður on Wednesday nights in July and early August. The aim is to offer a program consisting of different music styles, where classical music, jazz and blues, folk music and lighter music get to shine. The performers are usually highly qualified musicians.
The Seyðisfjörður church is a good concert house, praised by the performers. It houses a fairly new Steinway grand piano and a Frobenius organ with 14-15 stops. It has seats for 300 people. The concert guests are both locals and foreign travellers.
The concerts are held in the Seydisfjordur church. An emphasis has been on offering a varied type of concerts where classical music, jazz and blues, folk music and lighter music can be enjoyed.
The concerts start at 20:30 and the tickets are sold at the church entrance half an hour before.
Standard ticket price is 2500ISK and 2000ISK for students and seniors.
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Free entrance for kids under 16 years old.
9th of July – Sóley Þrastardóttir / Recital in A Minor
Three pieces will be performed, each representing one of three periods in history; baroque, classic and romantic. These are partita by Johann Sebastian Bach, sonata by Carl Philipp Bach and solo by Kuhlau.
15th of July – Cauda Collective / From Home
At the Blue Church concerts, Sigrún Harðardóttir and Þóra Margrét Sveinsdóttir, members of Cauda Collective, will play violin pieces, all inspired by the home and folk music by Bela Bartok, Bohuslav Martinů, Ingibjörg Azima Guðlaugsdóttir and Birgit Djupedal, plus new orchestrations of Icelandic folk songs.
22nd of July – Guðmundur R. With Band / 50/50
At the Blue Church Concert called 50/50, Guðmundur R. Gíslason, along with Jón Hilmar, Thorlákur Ægir and a percussionist, will perform songs from his latest album “Unified Souls” but this album has received excellent reviews. Some older pieces will be included as well. Maria Bóel Guðmundsdóttir will be a special guest.
29th of July – The Kurr Quartet / French Songs
The Kurr quartet has been in the game for many years and has performed at various concerts. The quartet has performed a very diverse repertoire of domestic and foreign material as well as original compositions by Helga Laufey Finnbogadóttir. The concert at the Blue Church is called “French Songs” and the program contains French music from various sources in brand new expositions.
For more information on the programs, please visit www.blaakirkjan.isShare Back to calendar