13 December: Helga Görlin: Sankta Lucia

Published December 13, 2013

Today, December 13, is the Lucia day in Sweden. If you want to know what that's all about, Wikipedia has an article about it here. Anyone who's ever been a child in Sweden for the past 100 years or so, will have participated in these processions in school, at home or elsewhere.

This recording features opera singer Helga Görlin performing 'Sankta Lucia', which is only one of three different lyrics used to the same tune. The song itself is of Italian origin.

Anyway, what this all boils down to is: I'm Swedish so I thought we should have at least one seasonal offering connected to my home-country in the Advent Calendar.

This over-the-top recording was made in 1936, and you can listen to it, at your own peril, here.

Helga Görlin: Sankta Lucia.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2013