13.12.12

Santa Lucia



I already posted about the Swedish Santa Lucia tradition in a post three years ago, so if you wish to know something more about it you can go here. I went again, yesterday evening, to listen to the Paris Swedish Church choir. They performed this time at the “Cité International Unviersitaire”, some kind of a Paris University Campus, on which I also already posted.


You should normally be greeted in the early morning December 13 by some nice, singing, young ladies, but to see them and listen to them the night before was quite OK.

I was impressed by the very good singing of a number of traditional songs, including of course the Santa Lucia song (you can listen to it here by some other performers). A Swedish Lucia and her colleagues should obviously still be blond.  


There was a nice crowd of students from all countries listening to them (and also some ex-students). The traditional “glögg” (vin chaud, Glühwein, mulled wine) was served to the audience.

13 comments:

martinealison said...

Une très belle ambiance... J'aime énormément vos photos très festives.
Pour la sainte Lucie, ma grand-mère me faisait confectionner des petits bonhommes et couronnes avec de la pâte à sel... Puis nous allumions des petites bougies devant les fenêtres.

Gros bisous.

Dianne said...

A beautiful sight Peter with the warm glow of candle-light adding a wonderful warm ambiance .... I'm sure they sounded like angels.

Olivier said...

superbe ce concert. musique et vin chaud, c'est NOEL...j'aurais adore ca

SusuPetal said...

Ljus till dig, Peter! Det snöar och snöar och snöar i Helsingfors!

This is Belgium said...

the Paris cité universitaire is a wonderful place
how great that they honor the national traditions

Starman said...

It seems to be a very nice tradition and the singers are very blond.

ALAIN said...

Une chanson italienne, du vin chaud...le folklore s'internationalise.

claude said...

Ce devait être bien.

Synne said...

This looks very ambient! I love the St. Lucia-tradition in the Scandinavian countries (and more than anything, the saffron treats that come with it)!
This week I have had three visitors from home, so time has flown, and now I'm only one weekaway from my Christmas holiday. Wow.
I hope your healing process is going well! Bon week-end!

Anonymous said...

Sul mare luccica l’astro d’argento...

These singing angels also shine in all of your incomparable photos!

Thank you Peter.
Maria

Thérèse said...

Comme j'aime ces traditions! De quoi rechauffer les coeurs et les corps en l'occurence avec le vin chaud...

JJ said...

My wife makes the smorgasbord for our Christmas party each year , w/

köttbulle, julskinka, glögg, janzonsfrestelse, dillsmör, gravlax
sju sjösjuka sjömen, samt sex laxar i en laxask ...

it's a great time of year ..

God Jul!

Jeanie said...

I remember your earlier posts -- this looks like a beautiful service. Yet another extension of the holidays.