Once again this year, the "Swensk Ton" choir, which is well-known beyond the borders of Frankfurt, offers a musical journey of discovery during Advent, with Christmas songs from Sweden and many other countries.
"Dormi Jesu" by Norwegian composer Kim Andresen is a dreamy tapestry of sound on which the soprano voices sing the newborn baby Jesus to sleep. With a lively rhythm, the Christmas journey continues to Peru with "Festejo de Navidad" by Herbert Bittrich. "Noël Nouvelet" is a traditional French Christmas carol, which has been beautifully and effectively arranged by the Swede Sofia Söderberg. For most of the current choir members, the setting of the "Magnificat" from 1995 from the Gospel of Luke by former choirmaster Nils Kjellström is a fantastic new discovery that the choir is particularly looking forward to performing.
The focus is on Lucia, the Queen of Lights, who enters the darkened church with a crown of glowing candles together with her entourage. Hardly anything else illustrates people's longing for light and warmth so well. Cultivating this Swedish tradition is a particular concern of the choir and is always the highlight of its Christmas concerts.