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Lucia in York Minster 2017

Music - Choir Concert

York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

Tel: 01423 331023

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In collaboration with York Anglo-Scandinavian Society, York Minster hosts Swedish festival of light: Sankta Lucia.
The atmospheric Swedish Lucia service will be celebrated in York Minster, for the 5th time, on Friday 8 December.

The service, celebrating ‘the bringer of light during the long darkness of winter’, features a candlelit procession in remembrance of St Lucy, a young Sicilian girl who was martyred for her Christian faith in the early 4th century. The procession is led by a young girl wearing a crown of candles who is followed by her attendants. The crown of candles may symbolise a halo, and if a red sash is worn this may indicate martyrdom. This year, London Nordic Choir (directed by Carina Einarson) will sing the traditional Swedish carols and songs.

Sankta Lucia, Festival of Light, starts at 7.30pm on Friday 8 December (doors open at 7.00pm) and lasts for about an hour. Admission is free and no booking is required. There will be a collection during the service.

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