Bethany Lutheran offers Swedish Christmas, St. Lucia Festival

By on November 23, 2011

Batavia—The Swedish American Children’s Choir presents the 13th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.

The festival will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia, and feature music by the choir as well as Ernie Sandquist, Swedish accordionist, Shirley Fox, pianist and Marguerite Karl, soprano. This year’s St. Lucia, Queen of Light, is Alexa Johnson-Roach of St. Charles.

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 and Scandinavian gift items and books. The Swedish American Children’s Choir is the largest choir of its kind in the Midwest.

Proceeds from the concert will fund a choir tour to Door County, Wis., in the summer.

Tickets are by reservation only and are $15 for adults and $8 for children 6-12 years old. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 414-9700.