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Sunday October 14, 2018
Sunday 14 October 2018, 11:00am

Sunday, October 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service
Nordic Flag Recession    


Sunday, October 14

11:00 a.m. Nordic Worship Service

Greeting:  John Xavier, Vice-chair US and Canada Saami

Preacher and Liturgist:   Pastor Tim Peterson

Organist: Jordan Buchholtz

Special Music:  Roberta Swedien
LEIF concert performer 

Nordic Flag Recessional  

Noon Kirkekaffe/Church Coffee (Suggested Donation $5 )

Stay for the Nordic Miniatures Concert at 1:30 p.m. 



Roberta Swedien

Pianist Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio appearances with repertoire ranging from Bach to Elliott Carter. She has performed live concerts in venues as diverse as the Västerås Castle, Gävle Länsmuseet, Stöde and Ockelbo Kyrkan in Sweden, the Embassy of the United States, the Embassy of Sweden and the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, the Poona Music Society, the Goethe Institute in New Delhi, Chennai and Pune, India, the National Center for the Pertorming Arts in Bombay, The Walker Art Center the Cliff Dwellers Club in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, the University of Iowa, the University of Florida, Northwestern University, The North Shore Fine Arts Festival in Chicago, the Scandinavian Center in Vancouver, the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Boston and SWEA events in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Boston.

Her series “The Music Room Recitals”, piano music with original narration continues to inspire audiences around the world. Each program is a rich tapestry of words and music that bring a refreshing new color and dimension to the classical music experience. The programs are “From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff”, “Clara Schumann: A Romantic Portrait”, “American Classics”, “Swedish Rhapsody”, “The Nobel Concert” and “Nordic Miniatures: Now and Then” which includes newly commissioned works.

Daughter of 5-time Grammy Award winner, Bruce Swedien, producer and recording engineer for Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many more, Roberta grew up in the studios around the best of the best. She also did sound design for Michael Jackson’s HIStory album.

She has been described by the Chicago Daily News as “an outstanding talent” and music critic. R. R. Manon wrote “It would seem most composers have written with her hands in mind, so fluent and knowing is her touch. She unleashed a sound raging with a power and instinctual drive that were unforgettable.” 



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