Swedish Lucia concert

Swedish Lucia concert

Date: 10 December 2017

Time: 16:00

Venue; National Philarmonics “Serghei Lunchevici”

In December, Sweden celebrates St Lucia Day. The event symbolizes the return of light in the dark of winter. Join us in Chisinau for a unique Lucia Concert with Carl Gustaf’s Pop Choir from Sweden and Samres!

This year – Lucia comes to Chisinau!

Join us in celebrating Lucia, the light in the dark winter with Carl Gustaf’s Pop Choir from Sweden and choir participants from Samres in Chisinau. The event is possible through partnership with Samres, Moldcell, Oriflame and the National Philarmonics “Serghei Lunchevici” in Chisinau. 

Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with their clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth. Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters.

All Swedes know the standard Lucia song by heart, and everyone can sing it, in or out of tune. On the morning of Lucia Day, the radio plays some rather more expert renderings, by school choirs or the like.The Lucia celebrations also include ginger snaps and sweet, saffron-flavoured buns (lussekatter) shaped like curled-up cats and with raisin eyes. You eat them with glögg or coffee.

Find out more about Lucia here: https://sweden.se/culture-traditions/lucia/

More information about Carl Gusataf’s Pop here: https://www.facebook.com/carlgustafspop/

More information about Samres here: https://www.facebook.com/SamresSouthEast/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156669604944655/

 

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