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The ASI Lucia Choir

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.

Registration for participants from the 2018 Lucia Choir runs Sept 23 – Oct 4. 

New family registration begins on Oct 7. 

2019 Choir Requirements

  • Current ASI household membership

  • $25 registration fee per child

  • Two parent/guardian volunteer shifts per family

  • Student currently enrolled in kindergarten-12th grade

  • Signed attendance agreement

  • Choir Maximum: 75 students

2019 Lucia Choir Schedule

Choir I (Grades K – 4 )      Choir II (Grades 5 – 8)      Choir III (Grades 9 – 12) 






Sun, Nov. 3


1pm -1 :45pm: Choir I (Grades K – 4 )

2pm - 2:45pm: Choir II (Grades 5 – 8) 

3pm - 4pm: Choir III (Grades 9 – 12)      

Paulson Hall

Parent meeting before the start of each rehearsal.

Sun, Nov. 10    


Same as Nov 3

Paulson Hall

Gown Check-Out

Sun, Nov. 17    


Same as Nov 3

Paulson Hall

Gown Check-Out

Sun, Nov. 24    


11:00-Noon: All Choirs

Noon-12:45: Choir I

1:00-2:30: Choirs II & III

Turnblad Mansion

Sun, Dec. 1


Same as Nov. 3

Paulson Hall

Wed, Dec. 11

Dress Rehearsal

5:45pm: Group Photo. All Choir dress rehearsal and group fika to follow.

Larson Hall

Fri, Dec. 13

Lucia in the Mansion

5:30 pm: Choir Arrival

6:30 pm: Concert

Meet in Paulson Hall

Concert for members only

Sat, Dec. 14

Lucia Celebration Concerts

10:00 am: Choir Arrival

11:00 pm: Concert 1

1:00 pm: Concert 2

Meet in Paulson Hall

Return gowns after concerts

Gown Check-out and Parent Meeting

Gown check out will take place on Sunday, November 10th/ 17th. We have many gowns in a variety of sizes but cannot guarantee availability. Donations of outgrown Lucia gowns are happily accepted. We will have a quick parent meeting at the start of each rehearsal time on November 3rd to address any questions parents might have. 

Volunteer Sign-up

The ASI Lucia Choir cannot function without parent volunteers. We require EACH family to sign-up for 2 volunteer shifts, including one clean-up shift either at a dress rehearsal or concert. Sign-up document will be sent with the 2019 welcome email.

Concert Tickets

December 14: Lucia Celebration Concerts. Tickets on sale Monday, November 4th at 10am. Ticket purchases made in person or over the phone. Lucia Choir families get two complimentary tickets to the Lucia Celebration concert on Saturday, December 14th.  

December 13: Lucia in the Mansion. Ticket sales for the members-only Lucia in the Mansion will be on-sale Monday, November 4th at 10am. Ticket purchases can be made in person or over the phone. No online sales. Limit 4 tickets per family for Lucia in the Mansion concerts. 

Applicants for ASI 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.

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, 2019
  • Email your essay to
  • Please include your name, address, phone number, and parent contact information.