On Sunday November 26 2023 only, Kongero, a touring Swedish Folk’appella group, will conduct a workshop on Swedish folk and Christmas songs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Dairy Building. This is a free walk-in workshop that is open to all ages. Please come and learn how to sing a variety of holiday songs. Reservations are not required. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street, Bishop Hill IL. Later at 7 p.m., enjoy Kongero’s concert at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons.

Kongero is a Swedish vocal group consisting of the four female folk singers Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott and Anna Wikénius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members all attended a Nordic folk music conference. By chance they started singing together and found that their voices and harmonies blended perfectly. Since then they have performed at many of the major folk music scenes and festivals and at several a cappella and chamber music festivals as well as doing tours all over Europe, Asia and The Americas. They also do church concerts, school concerts, tours, perform at business events, and conduct well-received workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies.

For more information about Julmarknad activities, please call 309-927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net. Julmarknad events are sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. American Rescue Plan Funds from Henry County, approved by the Henry County Board, were used to partially support this event.