Starting in 1995
Female Choir Lettsveit Reykjavikur is a joyful assembly of 90-110 women, which mirrors the whole spectrum of feminine reality. Jóhanna V. Thorhallsdottir was the choir's conductor from 1995-2012. Gísli Magna is the choir's conductor from 2012. Accompanist on piano was Adalheidur Thorsteinsdottir who was with us from the beginning. Adalheidur left in 2016. Our accompanist from 2018 is Tomas Gudni Eggertsson.
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Léttsveit Reykjavíkur May 2019
The Lettsveit has since it was founded in 1995 performed at many concerts in Reykjavik and many other places around Iceland.
Every spring there are concerts which have a special theme, based on the current project. Advent Concerts are annual events, held at various churches around Reykjavik. Lettsveit has also travelled abroad and has performed at concerts in Ireland in 1996 and 1997, in Spain and Portugal in 2000, in Danmark and Sweden in 2002 and in Italy 2004. In april 2006 the Choir took part in a choir festival in Cuba. The choir has also been in England, Germany and is on there way to Slovakia in september 2023.
Meet The Team
Gísli Magna is the conductor of The Female Choir Léttsveit Reykjavíkur.
In his childhood Gísli had piano lessons in Tónmenntaskóli Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik Music Academy). When he had finished college he studied singing at Songskoli Reykjavíkur. Later he studied to become a music teacher at Tónlistarskóli Reykjavíkur. For a while he studied singing at The Royal Conservatory in Den Haag in the Netherlands.
In 2007 Gísli started studies at The Complete Vocal Institude in Copenhagen, graduating with a diploma three years later. Gísli has sung with Schola Cantorum, Langholtskirkja Choir, Chamber Choir Carmina, The Vocal Group Carmina, the Vocal Group Gríma, Reykjavík 5 and Bjargræðiskvartetinn. Gísli has taken part in productions at the Icelandic Opera, Reykjavík City Theatre as well as singing background vocals on various CDs.
In recent years Gísli´s main focus has been on teaching, arranging and composing music. His music has been performed in Denmark, London, The Netherlands and Portugal. He was the lead arranger for the show AllStars on the Danish Television Station TV2. He has been the lead arranger for the Frostrósir Concerts in Iceland. Gísli was for a while the conductor of The Icelandic Choirs Staka and the Icelandic Women´s Choir in Copenhagen as well as conducting the Danish choir Carmen Curlers. When Gísli lived in London he was conductor of The Icelandic Choir in London.
Tómas Guðni Eggertsson has been with Léttsveitin from autum 2018. He is currently on study leave.
In the meantime has Arnhildur Valgarðsdóttir replaced him.