Monday 10 December
'THE SANTA LUCIA SERVICE' - a traditional Swedish festive service of carols and readings (see below) with a candlelight procession, during which 'Santa Lucia' wears a crown of candles. The service is open to the public. It is organised by the Consulate of Sweden in Birmingham and sponsored by the Swedish engineering group Sandvik; Handelsbanken and EBS European Business Solutions.
Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music under the direction of Jeffrey Skidmore, Artistic Director of Ex Cathedra.
SOLOIST (Santa Lucia) Naomi Berry, a second year student at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
OFFICIATING: at the service will be the Reverend Canon Janet E Chapman of Birmingham Cathedral and the Reverend Anders Rune, Vicar of the Swedish Church in London.
VIPS: The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor John Lines, Mr Charles Bond, Swedish Honorary Consul for the Midlads, and senior representatives from Sandvik, Handelsbanken and European Business Solutions.