About Us


The Toledo Swiss Singers is one of the area’s oldest singing groups, part of 150 years of celebrating Swiss culture in the area. The group celebrates more than 90 years as a mixed chorus.

Currently under the direction of Micah Graber, the choir has been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869 — that’s 150 years of celebrating Swiss culture in the area. The chorus in its current form has been around since 1924. Its aim is to retain and preserve the culture and songs of Switzerland, to live up to the singers’ ancestors’ tenets of faith and behavior, help others, and to be good citizens.

The Singers perform two concerts annually, including a wide variety of traditional Swiss, Broadway, Gospel and American music, as well as a special performance in February.

In honor of the 150th anniversary, The Toledo Swiss Singers launched a new website, YodelToledo.com, and unveiled a new logo, with the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway in the forefront.

The Swiss Singers practice Wednesday evenings at 7:30 at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon from September to May.

The Singers are part of the larger German American Festival (GAF) Society, which most associate with the festival held annually in August. The society consists of seven German-speaking societies.

The first organization of Swiss in Toledo was the Gruetli Verein, founded on May 9, 1869. The Helvetia Männerchor, the Damenchor and the Gemischterchor followed. This gave birth to the Toledo Swiss Singers. The ladies chorus continued to grow and the mixed chorus was formed around 1924. Its aim is to retain and preserve the culture and songs of Switzerland, to live up to the singers’ ancestors’ tenets of faith and behavior, help others, and to be good citizens.

Gruetzi! Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon for music, fun and fellowship! Prosit!

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