Who wants to comfort the chalk - Olivier Manoury

Hver vill hugga Krílið

„Hver vill hugga Krílið“ by Olivier Manoury is written for childrens choirs, orchestra and storyteller. It is based on a story by Tove Jansson translated by Þórarinn Eldjárn. 

It tells the story of a little boy living in the forest who is extremely shy. He does not have the courage to make friends with anyone until one day he meets a little girl who is even more afraid of life than him. That gives him courage and the story ends with them sailing away on a boat with fairy-creatures. The fear makes way for joy and friendship. Krílið and Stráið comfort each other, now they have made friends! 


The colourful pictures by Tove Jansson being projected during the performance, add to the adventurous atmosphere of the piece. 



Barnakórar Akureyrarkirkju, conductor Sigrún Magna Þórsteinsdóttir 

Barna- og æskulýðskór Glerárkirkju, conductor Margrét Árnadóttir 

Barnakór Hvolsskóla, conductor Ingibjörg Erlingsdóttir

Graduale Futuri, conductor Dagný Arnalds



Olivier Manoury, bandoneon  

Edda Erlendsdóttir, piano 

Eggert Pálssonpercussion 

Richard Korn, double bass 

Storyteller, Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson 


Conductor, Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson