Songs, stories, games and smiles are the hallmarks of Julglädje, translated from Swedish as “Christmas joy.” This year’s annual performance is going virtual on Saturday, November 28, at 4 p.m. Central Time! Gather the family around the computer and make holiday memories with host Tomte Kajsa (aka Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux) alongside Ross Sutter and his friends Marya Hart on piano and Cheryl Paschke on nyckelharpa and fiddle – who will play a rollicking collection of Swedish and American holiday tunes. After the performance, the artists will be available for a virtual Q&A. $15 per Zoom connection. Register for the Julglädje Virtual Family Performance on the American Swedish Institute’s website at:
The Roseau County Historical Society is not associated with this event but thought we would share for anyone that is interested.
Letter from Ross Sutter:
This year the Julglädje Christmas show that I do every year at the American Swedish Institute will be held virtually, next Saturday at 4:00 p.m. We’ve been planning and preparing for this show for
many months and though doing a virtual show is challenging, we have enjoyed putting this program together and hope you can come and be part of the fun. The cost is $15.00 per household or Zoom connection. Here is a link to the website where you can register. Once you register then a Zoom link will be sent to you on the morning of the show so you can sign in and join the fun.
I hope you’ll consider supporting the show even if you can’t be there in person. Many people have invested hours of time to put this show together and the ASI has been good enough to support this project even in these hard times. We have a special web site page with some pre-and post-show videos and activities that you can check out including Tomte Kajsa working on the farm, Tomte
Kajsa teaching you how to make rice pudding, Cheryl Paschke giving you a close-up look at the nyckelharpa, some ideas for puppet making from a show that Marya Hart did with the youth theater
project “Fidgety Fairytales” and some links to songs and games to practice before the show. We’ll even post another video or two on this site after the show has aired. This project site will remain
active for some time to come.
Thank you for your support. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you next Saturday at 4:00 pm.