A SWEDISH choir again lit up the Hexham Abbey as they returned for a second consecutive year.

On the back of successful visit last winter, the Sankta Lucia ensemble, which hails from the Västra Götaland region of the Scandinavian country, proved a hit as they performed by candlelight.

At the head of the choir was ‘Lucia’ Anna Thunström who was chosen to wear a crown bedecked with burning candles as the ensemble sang in an event which was backed up by the Hexham Abbey Girls’ Choir. As part of their trip to Tynedale, the singers also visited Hexham First School and Swedish company Essity, which has a factory in Prudhoe.