Join us Nov. 19 for our fall concert, ‘Home for the Holidays’


The Toledo Swiss Singers present "Home for the Holidays" on Nov. 19, 2023

The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will open their 155th season at their fall concert Sunday, Nov. 19.

Swiss Singers fall concert flyer
The concert, titled “Home for the Holidays,” will feature songs themed for home and the holidays, along with traditional Swiss songs (including yodeling!). The special Sunday afternoon concert begins at 3 p.m. with delicious desserts sold à la carte before and after the performance at The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road in Oregon.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. 

Concert tickets are $15, with $6 tickets for children under 13.

Questions? Call or text Elaine at: (419) 206-0975.
Tickets also available at the door.

About the Singers

Group photo of the Swiss Singers from a recent concert, with patriotic decorations

Currently under the direction of Micah Graber, the choir has been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869 — over 155 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 event in the winter/spring. 

For the 2023-2024 season, the Singers will host a special Valentine Tea event on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, and will hold their spring concert on Sunday, April 7, 2024.   

The group is part of the North American Swiss Singing Alliance (NASSA), made up of 14 choirs from Canada and the U.S. Singers compete internationally every three years. The most recent competition was held in Toledo in 2018. The next competition will be held in June 2024 in Pittsburgh. 

The nonprofit organization is also part of the larger German American Festival (GAF) Society, which most people associate with the festival held annually in August. The society consists of seven German-speaking societies. During the festival, the Singers set up and operate the Swiss Cheese Haus, along with the Stein Stossen contest. The GAF Festival draws more than 30,000 people on an average weekend and is the largest ethnic festival in this part of the country. 

The Swiss Singers practice Wednesday evenings at 7:00 at Oak Shade Grove from September to May.