Thursday, June 25, 2015

Saengerfest 2015: Watch our gold prize-winning song ‘Waldeinsamkeit’

The judges awarded us a gold prize June 21 at Saengerfest, a competition, Swiss singing and yodeling festival held in New Glarus, Wisconsin, June 18-21.

We were presented with the special wreath for our mixed-choir German prize song “Waldeinsamkeit” by F. Abi. Watch the video below:



Here is the translation for the song, thanks to one of our singers, Kathy Lindenberger:

“Waldeinsamkeit” (Forest Solitude)
Forest Solitude — Only the sun can break through the dark moss.
Deep in the bushes, a bird sings softly, and a breeze blows gently through the leaves,
As solemn as a prayer. Oh you sweet forest solitude, bring me peace too.

Read more about Saengerfest 2015.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saengerfest 2015: Singers featured on local TV

We'd like to thank our local ABC affiliate, 13abc, for sharing our golden news last night on its 11 p.m. newscast.

Take a look:


Relive the trip with photos and videos on our Facebook page. Our special photographer is editing photos and videos and we will share them all with you when he's done.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saengerfest 2015: We’re bringing home gold!


We're bringing home gold!

The judges awarded us a gold prize from Sunday at Saengerfest, a competition, Swiss singing and yodeling festival held here June 18-21. The Singers were presented with the special wreath for their mixed-choir German prize song “Waldeinsamkeit” by F. Abi. Ladies from the group were presented with a silver prize for their singing of the French song “Marine” by J. Mamie (watch below).


Congrats to the ladies on a beautiful prize song!!
Posted by The Toledo Swiss Singers on Friday, June 19, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Saengerfest 2015: Wisconsin, here we come!


We are hitting the road for the land of cheese!

Our members will be loading the bus and leaving this Thursday morning, June 18, for Saengerfest, a competition, Swiss singing and yodeling festival being held June 18-21 in New Glarus, Wisconsin. We compete internationally every three years as part of the North American Swiss Singing Alliance (NASSA), made up of 14 choirs from Canada and the U.S.

Our group has been busy preparing two songs for competition, along with an entire songbook for the “grand concert” June 20 with 300 singers from all of the choirs. It will be quite the sight! (Check out photos from our trip to Saengerfest three years ago in Kitchener, Ontario.)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gruetzi! Welcome!


Gruetzi! Welcome! Under the direction of Micah Graber, the Toledo Swiss Singers have been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869.

The Singers perform three concerts annually, including a wide variety of traditional Swiss, Broadway, Gospel, and American music. The Singers are part of the larger German American Society, which most associate with the German American Festival.

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