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There are now approximately 600 people living in the village of Vopnafjörður. This choir is basically the local church choir amalgamated with the men´s choir in the village with some extra members who join to help us sing at concerts. The church choir has a long tradition – dating back to, at the latest, the second war.

There has been a concert choir in this village on the north-east coast of Iceland since before the turn of the century under various conductors. Before Covid we did a short concert tour in the Faroe Islands. Our present conductor is an Englishman who has been teaching music in the village since 2010.

Country representing: Iceland

Have you been to the Llangollen Eisteddfod before? Only our English conductor

Where and how often do you rehearse?  Once a week during the season

Do you have any interesting stories about your group?  Our oldest member up until Covid was 92 years old and had been in the choir since the end of the second world war when she was still a teenager.

How would you best describe your group?  We sing for all the church services and funerals and do an annual concert at home in the village and often further afield as well. This helps to sustain interest and to encourage new members.