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Lucia Choir

Celebrate Saint Lucia

This Lucia in the Mansion and Lucia Celebration Concert programs are sold out. 

The ASI Lucia Choir is a seasonal youth choir honoring Saint Lucia Day. A time-honored tradition, the Lucia Choir brings light to the darkest time of year through Lucia in the Mansion and Lucia Celebrations concerts. Lucia in the Mansion, which is open exclusively to ASI Members, is held in the Turnblad Mansion’s Grand Hall and is one of the ASI community’s most cherished holiday events.

Participation in the Lucia Choir is open to all K-12 youth who are ASI members. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not necessary. Participants are separated into two choirs based on age. Choir 1 is K-4th grade. Choir 2 is 5th – 12th grade.

Choir Details

To be eligible for participation in ASI’s Lucia Choir, participants and/or their families must meet the following requirements: 

  • Signed Attendance Agreement Form (ASI’s Youth & Family Program Coordinator will email this to families after registration). 

Each year, ASI selects three individuals to act as leaders within the Lucia Choir. The special roles are Lucia and two Attendants and/or Head Star Kids. The individuals selected for these roles will lead the rest of the choir in procession and demonstrate leadership during rehearsals. 

Preference is given to applicants who can show current or past participation in ASI, Lucia Choir, or other Swedish and Swedish-American programs.  


  • 16 – 18 years old  
  • Demonstrated interest in Sweden, Swedish-American cultures, and understanding of the spirit of Lucia.  
  • Strong establishment in the American Swedish Institute 
  • Must be members of the ASI Lucia Choir 
  • Available for all ASI Lucia Choir rehearsals and performances  

To Apply:  

Submit a typed-one page essay that includes the following information: 

  • Education and academic honors 
  • Community service  
  • Activities (hobbies, school activities, etc.)  
  • Additional accomplishments 
  • Interest in Swedish culture 
  • Involvement at the American Swedish Institute 
  • What the ASI Lucia Choir and/or Saint Lucia Day means to you? 
  • Please include your name, address, phone number, and parent contact information 

Deadline: October 31, 2023
Email your essay to the Youth & Family Programs Coordinator, Lindsey Tscherne ([email protected]) 

Application dates

Monday, September 25: Lucia Choir Registration opens for returning families

Thursday, October 5: Lucia Choir Registration opens to new families

Friday, October 20: Lucia Choir Registration closes

Schedule important dates

Sunday November 5: Lucia Gown Check Out

  • Choir 1 Rehearsal: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Choir 2 Rehearsal: 2 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, November 12: Lucia Gown Check Out

  • Choir 1 Rehearsal: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Choir 2 Rehearsal: 2 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19: Rehearsal with Lilla Lag

  • Choir 1 Rehearsal: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Choir 2 Rehearsal: 2 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, November 26

  • Choir 1 Rehearsal: 1 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Choir 2 Rehearsal: 2 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, December 3: Lucia in the Mansion Dress Rehearsal. Meet in the Grand Hall

  • Choir 1 and 2: 4 pm – 6 pm


Thursday, December 7: Lucia Dress Rehearsal. Meet in Larson Hall.

  • Choir 1 and 2: 5 pm – 7 pm


Sunday, December 10: Lucia Celebration Concerts. Meet in Paulson Hall

  • Concerts at 1 PM and 3 PM


Wednesday, December 13: Lucia in the Mansion Concert

  • Concert at 6:30 PM