Swiss Singers to open 2017-2018 season
with ‘Harvest Holiday’ Nov. 19The Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the area’s oldest singing groups, will open the 2017-2018 season at their fall concert Nov. 19 with a celebration of music, friends and good food, ahead of Thanksgiving.The concert, titled “Harvest Holiday,” will feature friendly and familiar songs, along with traditional Swiss songs. The special Sunday afternoon concert begins at 3 p.m. with a pork roast dinner served following the performance at The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road in Oregon.Concert and Dinner tickets are $24, with $10 tickets for children 12 and under. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Nov. 13, with only concert tickets available at the door. For tickets, call Elaine at (419) 206-0975.Currently under the direction of Micah Graber, the choir has been a cultural staple in the Toledo area since 1869 — that’s 149 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.