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About Us

Léttsveit Reykjavíkur started in 1995 under the umbrella of the Reykjavík Women's Choir and worked as such until year 2000 when the Women's Choir Léttsveit Reykjavíkur was officially founded. The choir has between 90-100 women of all ages, who have one thing in common: they enjoy singing and being together. The choir does a lot of things, but what has always characterized the choir is an ambitious choice of songs, excellent arrangements and fantastic conductors. The song selection is varied, but rather on the lighter side, because that's how we want it. We don't hesitate to get involved in anything and everything possible and really enjoy tackling different subjects.


Léttsveitin practices in the Assembly Hall of Háteigskirkja and the main practice is on Mondays from 18:30-21:00

Vocal exercises are on Wednesdays from 17:30-19:00 and practice voices alternately every other Wednesday. 1.sop and 1.alto practice together and 2.sop and 2.alto together.

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Léttsveit Reykjavíkur May 2019

Our Story

Lettsveitin 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


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. 


Arnhildur Valgarðsdóttir

Arnhildur joined Léttsveitin in spring 2023.

She completed the 8th level in piano performance from the Music School in Akureyri and worked there for a while as a pianist until she moved to Scotland, from where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in musical studies and a CPGS diploma in piano performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (currently Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in 1995.
She graduated as a church organist from the National church Music School in 2010 and completed the 7th level in classical singing from the Reykjavík School of Music in 2016. Arnhildur is active in music and for almost thirty years has played with numerous choirs and led church choirs where she has been an organist.
Arnhildur has played on numerous CDs with choirs and other musicians, played and composed on the piano and clarinet, for lyrical theater and held numerous concerts with soloists and instrumentalists. She has also held a solo concert with the works of Leos Janacek. Arnhildur studied for a while at LHÍ and regularly attends singing lessons as well as rhythmic piano lessons.
She is now an organist at Guðríðar Church and a teacher at the singing school Domus Vox.

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