'Vårlunch' - SWEA Scholarship Luncheon in Boston. The annual luncheon took place at Scandinavian Living Center and offered an opportunity to meet and see fellow members before the rush of early summer.
SWEA-kören lead by choirmaster Christina Lampe-Önnerud welcomed the guests with Swedish melodies and created a cheerful atmosphere. SWEA Boston also presented their annual scholarship of $7,000, awarded to three young women from the New England Universities, to enable studies and research in Sweden. The Scholarships are created through SWEA's annual fundraiser, "Swedish Yuletide - The SWEA Fair and Holiday Celebration".
The SWEA Boston choir - L-R: Kia Lampe-Önnerud, Lena Löfgren, Gunilla Levensson, Lotta DeLeon, Gittan Lehman, Ginga Sewerin-Olsson, Johanna Hising DeFabio, Emelie Ottosson ENLARGE IMAGE »
Spring has sprung in New England and the cultural center at Waltham's Scandinavian Living Center was decorated accordingly. ENLARGE IMAGE »
Rewarded with a scholarship: Anneliese Lilienthal, who will be engaged in a one-year Master Program in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Lydia Ievens, who will study the 'Nyckelharpa' in Tobo outside Uppsala. ENLARGE IMAGE »
The annual Spring Luncheon was held at The Scandinavian Living Center, West Newton, Boston. ENLARGE IMAGE »
Anneliese Lilienthal together with SWEA's Beata Schmid. Anneiese has further proven her dedication to studying in Sweden by driving several hours each week to pursue her Swedish language studies.
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Lydia Ievens with the keyed fiddle, nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish musical string instrument. ENLARGE IMAGE »
The nyckelharpa is played with a strap around the neck, stabilised by the right arm. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string. ENLARGE IMAGE »
Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center is the perfect venue for lunches, dinner and concerts and remains used by organizations from all of the Nordic countries. ENLARGE IMAGE »