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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 2018 Lucia Choir runs September 23 – October 4. 

New family registration begins October 5. 

2019 Choir Requirements

  • Current ASI household membership

  • $25 registration fee per child

  • 2 parent/guardian volunteer shift 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 )                       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.

Sun, November 3       Rehearsal     Paulson Hall, ASI            
Sun, November 10     Rehearsal     Paulson Hall, ASI     Gown Check-out
Sun, November 17     Rehearsal     Paulson Hall, ASI     Gown Check-out
Sun, November 24     Rehearsal     Paulson Hall, ASI     
11:00-Noon- All Choirs in Turnblad Mansion
Noon-12:45 pm- Choir I
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Choirs II and III
Sun, December 1       Rehearsal     Paulson Hall, ASI
Wed, December 11   Dress Rehearsal     Larson Hall, ASI     Group Photo and Choir Party     5:45 p.m.
Fri, December 13   Lucia in the Manson     Mansion, ASI     ASI  Members-only     6:30 p.m.
Sat, December 14   Lucia Celebration Concerts     Larson Hall, ASI     General Admission Concerts 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

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

Lucia Choir families get 2 complimentary tickets to the Lucia Celebration concert on Saturday, December 14th

Ticket sales for the members only Lucia in the Mansion and general admission Lucia Celebration concerts will be on Monday, November 4th .  

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, parent contact information.