Joulevangeeljum – a unique musical production in Finland
The magic of Christmas springs from strong emotions, a warm atmosphere, and exceptional art, when the Lace Town’s annual Christmas celebration culminates in a unique interactive musical performance. The Joulevangeeljum spectacle will fill the streets of Old Rauma and the hearts of the townspeople a few days before Christmas.
The musical, which is based on the Christmas Gospel, explores the history of Rauma. It is an interactive performance in which the audience plays an important role. The musical features four scenes across the UNESCO World Heritage site. During the performance, you will walk down the historic streets and alleys of Old Rauma as part of the procession, singing along with the choir – all the way from the Old Town Hall to the Kalatori square, and from the ruins of the Old Church to the Church of the Holy Cross. The event is free to the public.
Joulevangeeljum is written by Arto Myllärinen and composed by Lasse Heikkilä.
In 2023, the Joulevangeeljum musical was performed on 16 and 17 December. Stay tuned for the 2024 dates!