Swedish American Children's Choir to host 24th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival

  • On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Swedish American Children's Choir, now in its 24th year, will host its Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival in Batavia.

    On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Swedish American Children's Choir, now in its 24th year, will host its Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival in Batavia. Courtesy of Swedish American Children's Choir

 
 
Posted11/28/2022 1:01 PM

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Swedish American Children's Choir presents the 24th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival.

The festival will take place at 3 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

 

The concert features music by the choir directed by Marguerite Karl with special guests Swedish Folk and pianist Emma Foelske-Hess.

Also featured are violinist Margaret Lekander, flutist Julia Lekander, and guitarist Jason Lekander.

This year's St. Lucia, Queen of Light, is Elizabeth Gustafson of Elgin.

Following the concert, a Swedish Christmas Sweet Table will be served and Jul Tomte-Swedish Santa will visit with the children.

Also available for purchase will be baked goods.

The Swedish American Children's Choir, founded in 1999, is the largest choir of its kind in the Midwest.

They have performed at numerous venues in the tri-state area. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the choir tour fund.

Tickets are by reservation only for $15 or $8 for children, age 6 to 12.

Reservations can be made by calling the choir office at (630) 414-9700.

Learn more about the Swedish American Children's Choir at www.facebook.com/swedechoir/.

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