Be a part of the magic of the holiday season at ASI! 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.
2018 Choir Requirements
- Current ASI household membership
- $25 registration fee per child
- Two parent/guardian volunteer shifts per family
- Signed attendance agreement
- Students currently enrolled in kindergarten – high school
- Choir maximum: 75 students
2018 Lucia Choir
Registration for participants from 2017 Lucia Choir runs September 24-October 7.
New family registration begins October 8.
$25/ student. Must have current household membership.
Call 612-871-4907 to register your student(s).
2018 Lucia Choir Schedule
- Choir I Grades K – 4 1 - 1:45 p.m.
- Choir II Grades 5 – 8 2 - 2:45 p.m.
- Choir III Grades 9 – 12 3 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday November 4 Rehearsal Parents Info Meeting and Gown Checkout
Sunday November 11 Rehearsal
Sunday November 18 Rehearsal
Sunday November 25 Rehearsal and Mansion Walk-through
- All Choirs 11 a.m.
- Choir I 12-1 p.m.
- Choir II & Choir III 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday December 5 Dress Rehearsal (Larson Hall - 5:45 p.m. Group Photo and 6:00 p.m. rehearsal line up)
Saturday December 8 Lucia Celebration Concerts (Larson Hall - General Admission Monring Concert 11:00 a.m./General Admission Afternoon Concert 1:00 p.m.)
Thursday December 13 Lucia in the Manson (Mansion run-through 5:30 p.m./Concert ASI Members-only 6:30 p.m.)
Concert Tickets For Lucia Choir Families
|Lucia Celebration Concerts||2 complimentary tickets total per family||
|Lucia in the Mansion||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 brittaw@ASImn.org.
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 rehearsals and performances. Preference is given to applicants with ASI membership and who can show current or past participation in ASI, Lucia Choir or other Swedish or Swedish-American programs.
- 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 2018
- Email your essay to brittaw@ASImn.org
- Please include your name, address, phone, parent contact information.
Questions? Contact Britta Walstrom at 612-870-3353 or brittaw@ASImn.org