Swedish tradition on stage in Alberni

Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas concert this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre with Nordic Roots: A Swedish Christmas.

Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas concert this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre with Nordic Roots: A Swedish Christmas.

This concert, presented by Portal Players Dramatic Society, will be performed in the Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia.

Local artist Gittan Klemetsrud, a Portal Players’ member, approached the board of directors with a proposal for this concert to share a piece of her culture and traditions and to bring together the young talent in Port Alberni’s arts community.

Klemetsrud secured the support of Sarah Falls to act as the musical director, and with the involvement of students from the ADSS Grade 9 Jazz Band and the EJ Dunn Choir they have put together an evening of traditional music and culture.

The name “Sankta Lucia”, or Saint Lucy in English, shares a root with the Latin word for “light”. Lucy’s feast day has become a festival of light in Scandinavian countries.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for children 12 and under.

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