Lucia 2019

Lucia rehearsals are from 3-5pm at Kirkwood Community Center.

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 2019, please contact Helen Wolf, Treasurer at helen-wolf@hotmail.com or by phone (636) 577-0593 *** or click the link below to download the 2019-20 Membership Application.
Swedish Council of St Louis Membership Form

NEW for members…we now can accept debit/credit cards for processing membership renewals. You can now conveniently update your membership at any of the rehearsals using our newly acquired square reader. Additionally, we have several surprises in store for you at rehearsals…various Swedish items for purchase!

The practice dates are as follows:
Sunday, 11/10, 3-5pm – First Lucia practice, KCC room 201
Sunday, 11/17, 3-5pm – Second Lucia practice, KCC room 300
Sunday, 11/24, 3-5pm – Third Lucia practice, KCC room 300
Saturday, 12/7 – Noon dress rehearsal at Robert Reim Theatre
2pm Butik opens, 3pm Lucia program begins

Click below to download and share our Lucia flyer with friends, family and organizations you think may like to come see our Lucia performance.
Lucia Flyer 2019

Meet Our Lucia 2019
Mia Fiehler Lucia Photo
Mia Fiehler is honored to be crowned this year’s 2019 Lucia. Mia has been participating in the program since she was five years old. She is the daughter of Scott and Christine Fiehler and is a sophomore honor student at Webster Groves High School. Mia is very involved in dance and has been dancing since the age of four. She was a student at the Dance Center of Kirkwood for ten years, a member of the Webster Groves High School dance team and is a current student of dance at COCA. She performs in the areas of ballet, pointe and modern dance. Mia is also a gifted artist. She has painted several murals in the halls of Webster Groves High School. She is currently working on her third mural and will begin her fourth later this year. She enjoys volunteer work and loves traveling with her family. After college, she plans to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant. Mia’s Scandinavian heritage comes from her grandparents. Her grandfather, Nils Sture Mattsson was from Arvidsjuar, Sweden and her grandmother Tora Mattsson née Backlund, is a Swedish speaking Finn from Närpes, Finland. Every year Mia looks forward to celebrating Swedish Christmas traditions with her family.

Below is a downloadable multi-page PDF of all of the songs we are practicing in the program:
Lucia 2019 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, 12/7 – Lucia performance
The 2019 Santa Lucia Christmas program will be at the Kirkwood Community Center in the Robert Reim Theater, 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood Saturday, December 7 at 3 pm.  Tickets are only available at the door and will be $8.00 per person, children 6-12 $4.00, and children under 5 free. Cash or credit/debit via square readers will be accepted. 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.***