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The ASI Lucia Choir

The ASI Lucia Choir is a seasonal youth choir  formed to rehearse and celebrate Sankta Lucia day for ASI members and the greater Twin Cities community. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not necessary. Basic language and music instruction is incorporated and supported through rehearsals.

Anticipated 2017 Choir Requirements (subject to change)

  • Current ASI household membership
  • $25 registration fee per child
  • Two parent/guardian volunteer shifts per family
  • NEW! Signed attendance agreement
  • Students currently enrolled in kindergarten – high school
  • Choir maximum: 75 students

Registration will open in Fall 2107

2017 Lucia Choir

Be a part of the magic of the holiday season at ASI! Registration for participants from 2016 Lucia Choir runs September 25-October 8.  New family registration begins October 9.  Space is limited! More information and applications for Lucia and Attendants is available below. Register here.


$25/ student. Must have current household membership.

  • Registration for participants from 2017 Lucia Choir generally begins toward the end of September with an early October deadline.
  • New family registration begins in October
  • Open until choir maximum is achieved.
  • Call 612-871-4907 to register your student(s).

2017 Lucia Choir Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday November 5     Rehearsal                                   

Sunday November 12   Rehearsal                                 

Sunday November 19   Rehearsal                                  

Sunday November 26   Rehearsal                                 

Wednesday    December 6     Dress Rehearsal  (Larson Hall - Group Photo and Choir Party 6:00 p.m.)

Saturday          December 9     Lucia Celebration Concerts  (Larson Hall - General Admission Concert A 11:00 a.m./General Admission Concert B  1:00 p.m.)                

Tuesday           *December 12*   Lucia in the Manson (Mansion run-through 5:30 p.m./Concert ASI  Members-only  6:30 p.m.)

Concert Tickets

Event Tickets   AUDIENCE
Lucia Celebration Concerts (in December at 11 a.m & 1:00 p.m.) 2 complimentary tickets total per family Each additional ticket: $15 General Admission
Lucia in the Mansion (December TBD) Purchase only $15 ASI members only

Please note: Demand is always very high for tickets to the December Lucia in the Mansion performance.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (612) 871-4907 or in person at the ASI Information Desk starting in November. Tickets are limited for each performance and do sell out quickly. 

For more information, please contact Britta Walstrom, Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, at 612-870-3353 or

Applicants for Lucia, Attendant and Head Starboy

Every year, the American Swedish Institute chooses three individuals to be Lucia and Attendant(s) and/or Head Star Boy(s).


  • Between 16-22 years of age
  • Demonstrates interest in Sweden, Swedish-American culture and an understanding of the "spirit" of Lucia.
  • Demonstrates a strong involvement in the American Swedish Institute.

Lucia, Attendant and Head Starboy are encouraged to be members of the ASI Lucia Choir and must be available for the ASI Lucia Choir performances. Preference is given to applicants with ASI membership and who can show current or past participation in ASI or other Swedish or Swedish-American programs.

To Apply

  • Submit a typed one page essay about your education and academic honors; community service, activities and accomplishments; interest in Sweden and Swedish heritage; and your involvement in ASI.
  • DEADLINE: October 29 2017
  • Email your essay to
  • Please include your name, address, phone, parent contact information.

Questions? Contact Britta Walstrom at 612-870-3353 or


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