Carols and Swedish Lucia songs by candlelight in York Minster
Our Sankta Lucia candlelit service, with carols and traditional songs in Swedish, was held in York Minster on Friday 2 December 2022.
Organized by the York Anglo-Scandinavian Society (YASS) with the support of York Minster, and with additional sponsorship, the Sankta Lucia candlelit procession and Swedish songs were sung in York Minster this year by the London Nordic Choir.
As in previous years, the collection is shared between York Minster and the CoScan Trust Fund, which annually awards cash grants to young British people with well-motivated grounds for travelling to the Nordic countries.
You can see some of the lyrics and music from the Sankta Lucia service if you click on the music score image link below.
People from York and from all parts of Yorkshire came to the service. And it was thanks to the welcome given to us by York Minster again this year that we could be together once more for Advent readings, prayers and our celebration of the Swedish Sankta Lucia.
Once again, we extend our thanks to the Choir, to our sponsors and to everyone else who helped to make the evening a success, especially the dedicated teams of professional and voluntary staff at York Minster.
Tack för en underbar Lucia kväll i fantastiska York Minster 2022 !
*** Vi hoppas att ses igen 2023 ***