Christmas concerts and markets
Starting 4 December, the university’s various choirs will provide some much-needed breaks from the Christmas stress. Five choirs will hold a total of twelve Christmas concerts. And there will be several Christmas markets at LiU campuses.
As is the tradition, the Linköping University Male Voice Choir will welcome Christmas in Saint Lars Church in Linköping, with concerts on 4, 5 and 7 December.
It will be the last time with Director Musices Hans Lundgren who has directed the choir for three decades.
“We’re sad to see Hasse retire from his position. He has always had such high ambitions for the choir, which has been a huge motivator. But we know that a highly qualified successor will take over in February, and in a way it’s good for the development of the choir to get a new director,” says Robert Liljeström, the choir’s PR officer.
For its anniversary last year, the choir sang a selection of its Christmas repertoire from over the years.
What are you planning this year?
“A traditional Christmas concert, but with some Church Slavonic music,” says Mr Liljeström.
Chorus Lin, the university’s mixed student choir, will also perform during the first days of Advent, with concerts in Slaka Church on 4 December, in Heda Church on 7 December, before rounding things off with a concert in Saint Lars Church in Linköping on 8 December.
LiHtösen, the university’s female choir, will have a concert on 7 December, and will do the traditional Lucia performances all day long on 13 December.
Linnea, the academic women’s choir, has its traditional Lucia concert in Missionskyrkan on 6 December.
In Norrköping the LiU choir Skön will bring Christmas spirit to Immanuel Church on 6 December. And before that, on Advent Sunday they will sing at the student’s Christmas market in the Trappan Building.
For those who are stressed about buying Christmas presents, an easy solution is to visit a few of the student Christmas markets.
In Norrköping on Advent Sunday the students from Graphic design and communication will host a Christmas market in the Trappan Building. Sweets, jewellery, art and various Christmas items will be on sale. Open from 11 to 15, and everyone is welcome.
At Campus Valla the students from Crafts and design will have their Christmas market in the Key Building, selling craft items they have made themselves. New this year is a collaboration with the students in the teacher’s training programme, which means more salespeople and a broader range of products. The market will be at Colosseum in the C Building on 5 December between 9.00 and 15.00, and in the foyer of the Key Building on 6 December. This year debit and credit cards are welcome. Also new this year is that the market will move to Hemslöjden in central Linköping for the weekend of 7-8 December, from 10.30-18.00 on the Saturday and from 12-15 on the Sunday.
Photo: Skön, Facebook
For more information on the concerts, see:
- Linköping University Male Voice Choir
- Chorus Lin
- Linnea, the academic women’s choir
- Student Choir in Norrköping
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Last updated: 2013-11-29