Saturday, May 01, 2010

Pro Palata Plakatum

Pro Palata Plakatum

We celebrated Walpurgis Night yesterday. It is very serious stuff. All around the country choirs are welcoming spring by singing all the traditional songs. This is the male choir Birger. I met them at Poseidon's square in Handen. It's their busy time of the year. They performed at three secondary schools on Friday. The choir has a motto. För Fulla Fegel. Or in (fake), Latin, Pro Palata Plakatum. They are based here in Haninge and have often performed at the Cultural Centre. One or two of the members might look familiar to you if you saw my post about Translations For Higher Resolutions. Learn more about the student cap that they are wearing here. If you want to hear what they might sing check out this.

11 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

: ) I like this photo...welcoming spring

brattcat said...

What a kindly looking group and I loved listening to the type of music they sing. Thanks for the link.

VP said...

I know I'll be perfectly at ease with these guys, even if I am practically tone-deaf!

Jilly said...

What a cheerful friendly group. Some fabulous portraits here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this could be a painting for today's time period looked at by those in the future. great capture

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a great looking group of singers all attired in their tuxedos. How hard was it to get them to all pose for you?

Birdman said...

Well, they do sort of look statuesque to me.

Steffe said...

And at least one of them knew about my blog, and that is always nice hear.

sweffling said...

What jolly looking fellows: they clearly enjoy life and pass on their enjoyment to others!

Leif Hagen said...

A classy photo of those singing guys! I recognize Gunnar, Ole, Kalle, Per, Lars, Esbjorn, Karl, Tommy, Hans and Nils. But who are the other guys?!

Steffe said...

Your math skills are well over par Leif. But you sure recognise a lot of people! I think you only missed Åke.