Lunchtime Recital: Cantabile Female Choir (Iceland)

  • Recital
  • Sat 16 Sep
  • 13:00
  • Cathedral Admission Ticket

Normal Cathedral Admission Rates Apply

The women’s choir Cantabile was founded in 1995 by its conductor Margrét Jóhanna Pálmadóttir. Her inspiring work has led her to found a number of choirs in Iceland. In the year 2000, Margrét founded the singing school Domus vox, which is a respected Icelandic residence for girls and women’s choirs.

In 2004, Margrét was awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon for her pioneering work in music. The same year she also received the Royal Swedish Order of the Polar Star.

Cantabile, one of the choirs of Domus vox, is attended by 50-60 experienced ladies. Their soft approach and respect for polyphonic singing and love for Icelandic choir music has brought them together. Cantabile perform regularly with the other choirs of Domus vox.

The choir has travelled to USA and Europe and they have participated in mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral, performed in the Pantheon and numerous churches in Italy. They are for the first time in Ireland.

The choir’s accompanist is Jón Elísson. Soloist: Hanna Björk Guðjónsdóttir, soprano.