Spring is here! Caps on!
The Linköping University Male Voice Choir will make sure spring has arrived for sure by Walpurgis Night. Borggården, 15:00. LiTHe Blås, as always, is responsible for the warm-up as they march up from the town.
This year, there will be a particular sharpness to LiTHe Blås’ start to the academic Walpurgis celebration. At two o’clock the wind orchestra – and the BlåsYran dancers – will set off from Storgatan and head down to Åhlens. This year it will be nothing less than a foretaste of the forthcoming Student Orchestra Festival (SOF) and Parade on 14-17 May.
The plan is that shortly before three o’clock, they will be at Linköping Castle and Borggården.
A whole hour to walk such a short way?
“Sure, but we will be passing all the main squares in Linköping: Gyllentorget, Trädgårdstorget, Stora Torget. We will also find time to play for a while in Borggården,” says orchestra “trainer” Olle Vidner.
After that, the University Male Voice Choir will take over the spring celebrations, seeing to it that the nowadays rarely-seen student caps are in evidence and that we get to hear all the traditional spring songs.
As usual the student unions, together with Christer Knuthammar, will take care of the spring speeches.
And, as always, the choir are happy to announce that entrance to the event is free – with the exception of students, who get in for half price.
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Last updated: 2015-05-04