Friday, October 14, 2016

Join us Nov. 13 for our fall concert, ‘Armed Forces Salute’

The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will open the 2016-2017 season at their fall concert Nov. 13 with a tribute to the men and women, past and present, who serve America.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Join us for our double-concert weekend May 14 and 15

It will be a busy May weekend for the Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups.

May 14
The singers will celebrate our home planet May 14 at their annual spring concert.

The concert, titled “Earth: Our Island Home,” will feature songs dedicated to Earth, along with traditional Swiss songs. The evening begins with authentic Swiss food sold à la carte, available 5:30-7 p.m. and 30 minutes after the concert at The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road in Oregon. The concert begins at 7:30 — and is followed by dancing to live music by Dan Welch.

Concert and Dance tickets are $13, with $6 tickets for children 12 and under. For tickets, call Elaine at (419) 206-0975.

May 15
On Sunday, the singers will perform a special free community concert at 4 p.m. at the Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Learn more by visiting Monroe Street's website.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Figure out ‘Who Dunnit?’ at our dinner-theatre murder mystery Feb. 20 and 21

Federal Marshal Dalton (Micah Graber) and Sheriff Sam (Red Hardt) argue for jurisdiction
to watch over the tournament to make sure it runs smoothly and the winner gets his or her money.
Nothing could go wrong, right? 
Rehearsal photo by Jennifer Kahler.

The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will be asking the question, “WHO DUNNIT?” at their second annual dinner-theatre mystery event, held for two nights, Feb. 20 and 21.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Join us Nov. 7 for our fall concert, ‘Yodelicious!’

The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will be teaching the audience to yodel Nov. 7 at their fall concert.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Calling all singers Sept. 9 to our open house

The Toledo Swiss Singers are looking for singers and Sept. 9 is the perfect time to see what we're all about.

The Singers practice Wednesday evenings at 7:30 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road in Oregon, from September to May.

Our open house is Sept. 9. If you are thinking of stopping by or would like information, please let us know via email:

Under the direction of Micah Graber, the choir has been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869 — that’s 146 years of celebrating Swiss culture in the area. Starting first as a men’s choir, 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, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, perform three concerts annually, including a wide variety of traditional Swiss, Broadway, Gospel and American music.

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.