Wednesday, December 30, 2015

GE Nela Park Christmas Light Display 2015

Many of you may remember driving through the GE Nela Park campus on Noble Road in East Cleveland as a kid and being mesmerized by the amazing Christmas lighting display. While you haven't been able to drive through Nela Park for many years you can see the brilliant display along Noble Road.

If you drive, be prepared for cars moving very slowly - and even stopping - as they ooh and aahh at the display. A better option is to pull into the Nela Park main road and park in one of the Visitor spots and walk along the display route.

It is another Cleveland treasure and should be visited in person. See some photos of the 2015 display to whet your appetite.

GE Nela Park Christmas Light Display 2015




Sunday, December 27, 2015

Eastern European song by Harmonia at Nationalities event

Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia performed at the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM) 51st annual Christmas Luncheon.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovak/slovak.htm





Harmonia wedding song at American Nationalities Movement

Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia performed at the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM) 51st annual Christmas Luncheon. This is a Wedding song where the future bride and groom come to ask permission of the parents. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovak/slovak.htm





 






Harmonia wedding song at American Nationalities Movement

Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia performed at the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM) 51st annual Christmas Luncheon. This is a Wedding song where the future bride and groom come to ask permission of the parents. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovak/slovak.htm





 






Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jane B. Sheats story – Part 2 of 2

Jane B. Sheats received the Freedom Award from the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Part 2 of 2 of her story. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm







Jane B. Sheats receives the Freedom Award from ANM

Jane B. Sheats received the Freedom Award from the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Part 1 of her story. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm







Jane B. Sheats receives the Freedom Award from ANM

Jane B. Sheats received the Freedom Award from the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Part 1 of her story. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm







Friday, December 25, 2015

Judges Perk and Pianka give Jane B. Sheats the Freedom Award

Judge Ralph J.  Perk Jr., president of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM), and Judge Ray Pianka introduced Jane B. Sheats as recipient of the Freedom Award from the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/



Lia Staff receives the Freedom Award from ANM

Lia Staff received the Freedom Award from the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Lia Staff escaped Estonia in 1944 with her family. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/estonian/estonian.htm


Irene Morrow gives Freedom Award to Lia Staff

Irene Morrow, past-president of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM), introduced Lia Staff as recipient of The Freedom Award.  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Lia Staff escaped Estonia in 1944 with her family. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/estonian/estonian.htm





Thursday, December 24, 2015

Judge Ray Pianka awards Gary Kotlarsic

Judge Ray Pianka introduced Gary Kotlarsic as recipient of the Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).   Gary Kotlarsic has been a volunteer for many Polish organizations including director of the Polish American Cultural Center, John Paul II.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm





Judge Ray Pianka awards Gary Kotlarsic

Judge Ray Pianka introduced Gary Kotlarsic as recipient of the Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).   Gary Kotlarsic has been a volunteer for many Polish organizations including director of the Polish American Cultural Center, John Paul II.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm





Judge Ray Pianka awards Gary Kotlarsic

Judge Ray Pianka introduced Gary Kotlarsic as recipient of the Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).   Gary Kotlarsic has been a volunteer for many Polish organizations including director of the Polish American Cultural Center, John Paul II.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm





Gary Kotlarsic receives Freedom Award

Gary Kotlarsic, volunteer for many Polish organizations including director of the Polish American Cultural Center, John Paul II, received The Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM). http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm



 




Gary Kotlarsic receives Freedom Award

Gary Kotlarsic, volunteer for many Polish organizations including director of the Polish American Cultural Center, John Paul II, received The Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM). http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm



 




The band Harmonia receives Freedom Award (Part 2 of 2)

Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia received The Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM). Harmonia is a nationality ambassador of Eastern European music. This is part 2 of 2 of Walt’s acceptance speech http://www.clevelandpeople.com/



 



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Walt Mahovlich and Harmonia receive Freedom Award

Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia received The Freedom Award at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM).  Harmonia is a nationality ambassador of Eastern European music.  This is part 1 of Walt’s acceptance speechhttp://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Judge Ralph Perk introduces Harmonia for Freedom Award

Judge Ralph J.  Perk Jr., president of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio (ANM), introduced Walt Mahovlich and the band Harmonia as recipients of The Freedom Award.  This was at the 51st annual Christmas Luncheon of the ANM.  Harmonia is a nationality ambassador of Eastern European music.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Tuesday, December 22, 2015

International Fashion Show Part 4 – Vietnam, Ukraine, USA

A highlight of the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland is the international fashion show.  Part 4 includes fashion from Vietnam, Ukraine and the USA. http://www.clevelandpeople.com







International Fashion Show Part 3 – Italian to Spanish

A highlight of the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland is the international fashion show.  Part 3 includes fashion from Italy, Liberia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Spain. http://www.clevelandpeople.com



Monday, December 21, 2015

International Fashion Show Grand finale – Imagine

A highlight of the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland is the international fashion show.  In this grand finale, all the participants gathered on stage and walked off to a version of the John Lennon song Imagine.  Dr. Nada Martinovic was the director of the Fashion Show. http://www.clevelandpeople.com





International Fashion Show Part 2 – Hmong to Irish

A highlight of the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland is the international fashion show.  Part 2 includes fashion from Hmong people, Hungary, India and Ireland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com





International Fashion Show Part 1 – Armenia to Hawaii

A highlight of the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland is the international fashion show.  Part 1 includes fashion from Armenia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Estonia and Hawaii,

2016. http://www.clevelandpeople.com




ICC-WIN’s Ken Kovach – Thanks and see you next year

President Ken Kovach thanked the crowd at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  He announced the 7th annual event will be in the same place in 2016. http://www.clevelandpeople.com





Hula Fusion Polynesian Dance with audience

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  In this dance they got people from the audience to dance with them. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Hula Fusion Polynesian Dance Finale and introductions

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  This dance is their finale and ends with introductions of the dancers. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Hula Fusion Polynesian Dance Finale and introductions

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  This dance is their finale and ends with introductions of the dancers. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Tahitian Dance – the hips tell the story

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  This dance is from Tahiti and as MC Tiki said “The hips tell the story.” http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Sunday, December 20, 2015

For the Ladies – Men’s Hawaiian Dance

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  This dance is “for the ladies” as 4 men perform a traditional dance. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm





Oahu Dance with sticks and feathers

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  In this dance, two young ladies performed a dance from Oahu with sticks and feathers. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Oahu Dance with sticks and feathers

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  In this dance, two young ladies performed a dance from Oahu with sticks and feathers. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Island of Maui Hawaii Couples Dance

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  In this dance, three couples perform a dance from the island of Maui Hawaii.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm





Dance from Bora Bora with ladies in grass skirts

The Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   The MC Tiki explained the dances.  This is a dance from Bora Bora where the ladies wore grass skirts. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/pacislander/pacislander.htm







Saturday, December 19, 2015

Liberian girls interpretative dance at ICC-WIN event

The Liberian Community Ensemble performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   This was an interpretive dance of two women. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/liberian/liberian.htm





Solo Liberian woman dance at ICC-WIN event

The Liberian Community Ensemble performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   This was a solo dance by a woman. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/liberian/liberian.htm







Liberian couple dance at ICC-WIN event

The Liberian Community Ensemble performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   This was a dance between a man and a woman. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/liberian/liberian.htm







Spanish Dancers Finale at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Fairmount Spanish Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   The Fairmount Spanish Dancers dance is based on classical, folk and flamenco style with emphasis on castaneting, heelwork, traditional movement and style.  They are the only company in Ohio dedicated to performing the infinite variety of Spanish Dance. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/spain/spain.htm







Spanish Dancers at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Fairmount Spanish Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   The Fairmount Spanish Dancers dance is based on classical, folk and flamenco style with emphasis on castaneting, heelwork, traditional movement and style.  They are the only company in Ohio dedicated to performing the infinite variety of Spanish Dance. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/spain/spain.htm







Fairmount Spanish Dancers at ICC-WIN

The Fairmount Spanish Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   The Fairmount Spanish Dancers dance is based on classical, folk and flamenco style with emphasis on castaneting, heelwork, traditional movement and style.  They are the only company in Ohio dedicated to performing the infinite variety of Spanish Dance. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/spain/spain.htm







Friday, December 18, 2015

ICC-WIN Board at 2015 Multicultural Party in Cleveland

President Ken Kovach welcomed the crowd to the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  He called on the members of the Board of ICC-WIN to come onstage and they introduced themselves.   This included Harry Weller, Joe Meissner, Dan Hanson, Ingrida Bublys, Pierre Bejjani, Murat Gurer, Nada Martinovic, Mehmet Gencer, Gia Hoa Ryan, Mari Galindo, Debbie Hanson, George Koussa, Anila Nicklos, and Aklilu Demassie.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com





Fairmount Spanish Dancers clapping song

The Fairmount Spanish Dancers performed at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.   This is a clapping and stomping dance.  The Fairmount Spanish Dancers dance is based on classical, folk and flamenco style with emphasis on castaneting, heelwork, traditional movement and style.  They are the only company in Ohio dedicated to performing the infinite variety of Spanish Dance. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/spain/spain.htm







14 year old plays Silent Night on trumpet

14 year old Olivia Gotowski performed Silent Night on trumpet at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm







Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hejnal at ICC-WIN annual Multicultural Holiday celebration

14 year old Olivia Gotowski performed the Hejnal at the 6th annual Multicultural Holiday celebration put on by the International Community Council – Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  The Hejnał Mariacki is a traditional, five-note Polish anthem closely bound to the history and traditions of the capital, Kraków. It is played every hour on the hour, four times in succession in each of the four cardinal directions, by a trumpeter on the highest tower of the city's Saint Mary's Church.  Legend has it that a sentry on a tower of St Mary's Church sounded an alarm by playing the Hejnał but the trumpeter was shot in the throat and did not complete the anthem.  That is why performances end abruptly before completion.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/polish/polish.htm





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rosary important to Polish and Mexican in Cleveland Church

Joe Feckanin, a volunteer at the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland, spoke to the crowd of Polish, Mexican and others who were there to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and pray for a miracle from the Polish icon Our Lady of Czestochowa and her Mexican counterpart Our Lady of Guadalupe to keep the family of Carmen Camarillo of Painesville together.  The 7 children of Mr. Camarillo were on hand with friends and supporters to pray that the 17 year resident would not be deported and the family broken up.    He told how important praying the Rosary is.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm and http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/catholic/catholic.htm




Cielito Lindo Mariachi at St Casimir Church

Mariachi Santa Cecilia of Painesville performed at the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a large number of Mexican immigrants.  This song inside the church was to the familiar tune of Cielito Lindo. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm







Polish Church Pastor and Mexican Mariachi band

Fr. Eric Orzech, Pastor of the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland, welcomes the crowd of Polish, Mexican and others to the Church to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  He said “God’s providence has brought us together.”  The people were praying for a miracle from the Polish icon Our Lady of Czestochowa and her Mexican counterpart Our Lady of Guadalupe to keep the family of Carmen Camarillo of Painesville together.  The 7 children of Mr. Camarillo were on hand with friends and supporters to pray that the 17 year resident would not be deported and the family broken up.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm





Monday, December 14, 2015

Mariachi for Our Lady of Guadalupe at St Casimir Church

Mariachi Santa Cecilia of Painesville performed at the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a large number of Mexican immigrants.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm







Mariachi Band outside Church for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mariachi Santa Cecilia of Painesville performed at the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a large number of Mexican immigrants.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm





Mariachi Happy Birthday to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mariachi Santa Cecilia of Painesville performed at the historically Polish St Casimir Church in Cleveland to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a large number of Mexican immigrants.  This is a traditional Happy Birthday song to Our Lady of Guadalupe. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm







Sunday, December 13, 2015

Miracle from Our Lady of Guadalupe for Painesville family?

Veronica Dahlberg is Executive Director of HOLA, a small, grassroots Latino organization based in NE Ohio focusing on Advocacy, Community Organizing and Civic Engagement.  She spoke in front of St Casimir Catholic Church in Cleveland where she and others gathered to pray for a Miracle from the Polish icon Our Lady of Częstochowah and her Mexican counterpart Our Lady of Guadalupe to keep the family of Carmen Camarillo of Painesville together.  The 7 children of Mr. Camarillo were on hand with friends and supporters to pray that the 17 year resident would not be deported and the family broken up.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/mexican/mexican.htm







Friday, December 11, 2015

Lebanese food explained at Kan Zaman party

Pierre Bejjani of the Lebanese Cultural Garden introduced Wael Ayyad, owner of Kan Zaman Middle East restaurant in Cleveland.  Kan Zaman hosted the annual Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Christmas party.  Pierre then explained the food that would be served including tabbouleh, hummus, baba ganoush and more.  

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/lebanese/lebanese.htm and http://www.clevelandcooks.com






Pierre Bejjani and Fr. Naim Khalil at Kan Zaman

Pierre Bejjani of the Lebanese Cultural Garden welcomed the crowd to the annual Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Christmas party.   It took place at Kan Zaman Middle Eastern restaurant in Cleveland which Pierre said is the only such local restaurant that is for all Middle East and Arabic cultures.  He introduced Fr. Naim Khalil, Pastor of St Elias Church, who said it is very important for us all to be together.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/lebanese/lebanese.htm




Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ajyal Lebanese Dabke Dance at Cultural Gardens dinner

The Lebanese Cultural Garden was the host for the annual Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Christmas party.   It took place at Kan Zaman Middle Eastern restaurant in Cleveland.  The Ajyal Lebanese dancer group performed this traditional Lebanese dabke (stomping) dance at the event.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/lebanese/lebanese.htm







Ajyal Lebanese Dancers at Cultural Gardens dinner

The Lebanese Cultural Garden was the host for the annual Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Christmas party.   It took place at Kan Zaman Middle Eastern restaurant in Cleveland.  The Ajyal Lebanese dancer group performed this traditional Lebanese dance at the event.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/lebanese/lebanese.htm



Afripean drums and electric violin jam Philanthropia

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a song called Pushkin that featured African and European music.  They call it Afripean.  Humble G the Fiddlah played the electric violin.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm





Happy on drums and electric violin at Philanthropia

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a version of hit song Happy by Humble G the Fiddlah and the Afripean drummers. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm





Singing Angels Christmas Carol singalong at Philanthropia

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a Christmas medley singalong with the Singing Angels going out into the audience.    http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Mona Alag of FICA Project Seva at Philanthropia

Mona Alag is a volunteer for Project Seva of the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA).  She told about the good works of the charity at Philanthropia which is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/asian-indians/asian-indians.htm





Let there be peace on earth – Singing Angels

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a special a capella version of Let there be Peace on Earth by the Singing Angels.   http://www.clevelandpeople.com/



Chestnuts roasting on an open fire – electric violin

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a version of The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) on electric fiddle or violin.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Chestnuts roasting on an open fire – electric violin

Philanthropia is an annual event hosted by Harlan Diamond and Executive Caterers at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio.  This was a version of The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) on electric fiddle or violin.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Santa Lucia Closing Procession – Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the procession at the end of the concert to the song Santa Lucia.  Solvej Nilsson was Lucia.   http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





We wish you a Merry Christmas - Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing We wish you a Merry Christmas in English and Swedish. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Shine 1000 Candles - Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing Nu tandas tusen juleljus or Now Shine a thousand candles bright.  The solo is by Melanie Graham and Solvej Nilsson.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm




Christmas Again - Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing Nu ar det jul igen or Now it is Christmas Again. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Monday, December 07, 2015

Christmas Night of the Elves - Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing Tomtarnas julnatt or Christmas Night of the Elves. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Lusse lelle (Little Lucia) – Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing Lusse lelle (Little Lucia)

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm




Goder afton (Good Evening) – Swedish Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing Goder afton (Good Evening) http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





I et hus vid skogens slut – Children’s Chorus

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii.  This is the Children’s Chorus singing I et hus vid skogens slut http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Santa Lucia Procession – Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130

The Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America hosted the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio. The Director of the Luci Program was Anna Rietsch and Reid Taylor was the Accompanist ii. This is the procession in to the song Santa Lucia. Solvej Nilsson was Lucia. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





 



We Wish You a Merry Christmas in Swedish by Vasa Voices

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Vi onskar Eder alla en angenam julhelg or We Wish you a Merry Christmas in both Swedish and English.  Director Taylor then thanked the choir and audience.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Silent Night (Stilla Natt) in Swedish by Vasa Voices Choir

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Stilla Natt or Silent Night by Mohr/Gruber.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm







O Thou Joyful Christmas Carol in Swedish by Vasa Voices Choir

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is O Du saliga or O Thou Joyful by Johannes D. Falk.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





O Holy Night (Helga Natt) in Swedish by Vasa Voices Choir

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is O Helga Natt or O Holy Night by Adolph Adam.  The soloist is Reid Taylor.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





White Christmas in Swedish by Vasa Voices Choir

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Jag drommer om en jul hemma or White Christmas by Irving Berlin.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Julvisa (Christmas Carol) by Vasa Voices Swedish Choir

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Julvisa or Christmas Carol by Jean Sibelius.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Swedish Choir Christmas Morn Carol

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Nar juldagsmorgon glimmar or When Christmas Morn is Dawning by Burchardt.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Swedish Choir – French-Indian Christmas Carol

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is I vintermanads morka tid or Twas in the moon of wintertime, a French-Indian Christmas carol.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Harlig ar jorden - Swedish Choir – Beautiful Savior

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Harlig ar jorden or Beautiful Savior, a Silesian folk melody by B.S. Ingeman.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Swedish Choir – O Morning Star

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Var halsad skona morgonstund or O Morning Star How Fair and Bright by Wallin/Nicolai.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm





Swedish Choir at Christmas and Lucia Fest

The Vasa Voices Choir of Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 Vasa Order of America performed at the 2015 Christmas and Lucia Fest in Highland Heights (Cleveland) Ohio.  The Director is Reid Taylor and the Accompanist is Xin Dai.  This song is Det ar ros utspringen or Lo, How a Rose by Michael Praetorius.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/swedish/swedish.htm