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Committee Co-Chair: Camille Julmy
Committee Co-Chair: Albert Lacher

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    Lucerne’s Noggeler Win Award from the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

    On January 17, Lucerne, Switzerland’s famous 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern—who was brought to Chicago by the Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade—received the “Most Entertaining Performance Award” from the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. The Noggeler gave public performances throughout Chicago when they visited from March…

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    Lucerne Artist Studio 2015

    For over ten years, Chicago and Lucerne have worked together on artist exchanges between the two cities. The aim is to develop professional artist collaborations and to strengthen the relationship between Chicago and Lucerne. The Lucerne Committee of CSCI has hosted numerous professional artists of various disciplines at its unique artist-in-residence program, the Lucerne Artist…

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    Lucerne Mayor Stefan Roth Visits Chicago with The Noggeler Carnival Band

    From March 12–15, the Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosted Lucerne Mayor Stefan Roth and the 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern (“The Noggeler”) carnival band. To welcome them to Chicago, the Lucerne Committee hosted the Swiss Noggeler Soirée, a welcome reception on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower, on March 12. Over 200…

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    Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

    Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…

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    The Meaning of Life, A Lucerne Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

    On February 26, 2016 from 7-10pm, join the Lucerne Committee of CSCI for the exhibition The Meaning of Life, A New Comic by Anja Wicki, the current artist-in-residence at the Lucerne Artist Studio, 903. N. Damen Avenue. For over ten years, Chicago and Lucerne have worked together on artist exchanges between the two cities. The…

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    Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

    Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Vienna, Austria. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most…

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    Swiss Noggeler Soirée

    Join the Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International as they welcome guest-of-honor the Honorable Stefan Roth, Mayor of Lucerne, Switzerland, and the 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Lucerne marching band to Chicago. This joyous celebration of all things Swiss includes a buffet and wine set against the background of Chicago’s skyline from Skydeck Chicago on the 99th…

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    Lucerne’s Famous Noggeler Marching Band in Chicago

    Lucerne’s famous 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Lucerne are appearing throughout Chicago March 12–15. The Noggeler is part of Lucerne’s carnival tradition, one of the most popular carnival celebrations in Europe. Strange characters in fantastic masks and costumes will make their way through Chicago, as these carnival musicians (Guggenmusigen) blow their instruments in joyful cacophony and celebration. The…