As part of the NICE 08 festival, visitors to the Lady Lever Art Gallery were delighted with beautiful music provided by soprano, Bjorg Thorhallsdottir and harpist, Elisabet Waage. Both musicians travelled over from Iceland to perform at the gallery on 26 November, after appearing on BBC Radio Merseyside the night before.
The recital was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy two acclaimed Icelandic musicians performing Icelandic music, English folk songs and variety of church music. Icelandic art songs were premiered as well as new arrangements of traditional folk songs for soprano and harp.
The acoustics and setting of the gallery was a stunning backdrop for the performance, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. They’ve promised to return next year and Bjorg has said she will sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ for us then; there are some Liverpool FC fans in her family!