Lucia 2017

Lucia rehearsals are from 3-5pm at Community Covenant Church, 777 W. Adams Ave., Kirkwood.

A note to members *** In order to participate in Lucia, your membership must be up-to-date. Please make sure to do this if you plan on attending the practices. If you have not paid your membership dues for 2017, please contact Helen Wolf, Treasurer at helen-wolf@hotmail.com or by phone (636) 577-0593 *** or click the link below to download the 2018 Membership Application.
Swedish Council of St Louis Membership Form 2018

The practice dates are as follows:
Sunday, 11/12, 3-5pm – First Lucia practice
Sunday, 11/19, 3-5pm – Second Lucia practice and Butik preview
Sunday, 12/3, 3-5pm – Third Lucia practice and IKEA Julbord ticket pickup
Saturday, 12/9 – Noon dress rehearsal at Robert Reim Theatre
2pm Butik opens, 3pm Lucia program begins

Meet Our Lucia 2017
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Linnea Turner is 15 years old and a freshman at Edwardsville High School in Illinois. She takes some honors classes and participates in Freshman Council, Animal Rescue Club and Photography Club. Linnea plays the violin in Symphonic Orchestra at school, and also takes classes with the Suzuki program at SIUE.
Linnea speaks Swedish, and has visited Sweden consistently every other year since she was 9 months old. Some of her favorite things to do in Sweden are taking walks in the woods, fika, and eating Swedish pizza.

Below is a downloadable multi-page PDF of all of the songs we are practicing in the program:
Lucia 2017 Program Songs

Lucia Advent Poem
First Candle:
När första ljuset brinner (As the first Advent candle is burning)
står julens dörr på glänt, (Christmas knocks gently at the door)
och alla människor glädjas (And all of God’s people are happy)
att fira på advent (To celebrate Advent once more)

Second Candle:
När andra ljuset brinner (As the second candle is burning)
är snart Lucia här. (we know that Lucia is near.)
Hon bjuder oss på kaffe (With saffron buns and coffee)
och bud om julen bär. (And a message of Christmas cheer.)

Third Candle:
När tredje ljuset brinner (As the third Advent candle is burning)
vi många klappar syr, (the first gifts of Christmas appear,)
och mamma bakar kakor (and Mother, with baking and cooking)
och har ett väldigt bestyr. (is busy at this time of year.)

Fourth Candle:
När fjärde ljuset brinner (As the fourth Advent candle is burning)
vi hämtar julegran. (we bring in the Christmas tree.)
Och alla barner räknar (And children start counting days)
till dan före doppare dan. (until it is Christmas Eve.)
Och julens lilla tomte (And Santa, the little Elf of Christmas)
med gran och julejus, (with candles and a glowing tree)
han önskar fröjd åt alla (wishes peace and good tidings to all mankind)
i varje hem och hus. (A Merry Christmas, to you, and to me.)

Saturday, 12/9 – Lucia performance
The 2016 Santa Lucia Christmas program will be at the Kirkwood Community Center in the Robert Reim Theater, 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood Saturday, December 10 @ 3 pm.  Tickets are only available at the door and will be $5.00 per person, children under 5 free. Cash only. The Swedish Butik opens at 2 pm in the theater lobby.
***Those who are participating in the Lucia performance must meet at Robert Reim Theater at noon for a final run through.***