The Adolf Fredriks Chamber Choir from Stockholm (winners of the 2018 Fleischmann International Trophy) and DIT Chamber Choir (runner-up in the 2018 Fleischmann International Trophy Competition) will be performing together in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin on Sunday December 9th, 7.15 pm.
With this stunning concert, “From Darkness to Light”, the choirs will be celebrating light in the winter darkness and heralding the arrival of Christmas.
The first part of the concert will be a performance of traditional Christmas carols, both Swedish and International. The second half will be a celebration of the Swedish ceremony of Sankta Lucia. The Cathedral will be cast into complete darkness, as the singers evoke a Nordic winter. A choral procession led by a maiden wearing a wreath of candles will then emerge from the back of the Cathedral to welcome the audience in to the magic of Nordic Yuletide Celebration.
The ceremony of Sankta Lucia is one of the oldest celebrations of midwinter to be found across the world, and is truly an iconic part of Christmas in Sweden. The Sankta Lucia Celebrations in Ireland have been taking place in Christchurch Cathedral with the Adolf Fredriks Chamber Choir for 10 years.
The Choir’s relationship with Ireland has never been stronger, having won the top prize at Cork Choral Festival this year. They are delighted to be joined by the DIT Chamber Choir, and their combined abilities will truly begin the Christmas season on the right note!
The event is a sell out every year – tickets are available at Eventbrite (€20 regular/€15 group/ €40 premium).