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NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS


2016

June 21-25, 2016. National Convention in Lombard, Illinois.

Tuesday, 6/21, afternoon. CHF Members' Meeting.
Tuesday, 6/21, night. Opening night reception and program.
Wed. and Thur. 6/22 & 6/23 nights, Individual chorus performances.
Friday, 6/24, 8:00 pm. Grand Concert at Edman Chapel on the campus of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
Saturday, 6/25, morning. Delegates' Meeting and Directors' Meeting.
Saturday 6/25, afternoon. Optional tour.
Saturday 6/25, evening. Reception and banquet.

The convention hotel will be the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center,
Lombard, Illinois. The convention rate will be $139.00 per night for single or double room. Reservations can
be made now by calling (toll-free) 1-888-627-9031. Be sure to ask for the “American Union of Swedish
Singers 2016 Convention rate.” Hotel website: www.westinlombard.com

See more details in November 2015 Musiktidning
and page 3 of the February 2015 issue.


2017

July 5-21, 2017. Concert Tour to Sweden and Norway by the Portland, Oregon choruses.

All AUSS members are welcome and encouraged to join the tour!

See tentative schedule here.




LOCAL EVENTS



Georgia

Sunday, May 22, 5:00 p.m. Vasa Drängar celebrates its 20th anniversary with great concert at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, 5105 Winters Chapel Rd, Atlanta, GA. Guest soloist will be Niklas Björling Rygert, a tenor at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Sweden. Accompanying musicians are a guest ensemble from the Atlanta Balalaika Society, and pianist Gabe Granitz. We will perform Swedish folk songs, as well as Russian songs, songs from Luciano Pavarotti's and Jussi Björling's repertoire, English ballads, and a couple of ABBA favorites! General admission $15, Seniors $10, Children 5-12 $5.

Illinois

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 pm. The Swedish Glee Club Choruses will present a Spring Concert at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3350 N Delany Rd (corner of Yorkhouse Rd), Waukegan, IL. Come and hear a mix of Swedish and American music. No admission charge. Free will offering donated to the church.

Friday, June 24, 8:00 pm. American Union of Swedish Singers Festival Grand Concert at Edman Chapel on the campus of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Don't miss this special event that brings together AUSS members from across the U.S.!

Saturday, October 29, 6:00 p.m. "Bringing Back the 50's" sponsored by the Chicago Swedish Glee Club. The event, featuring dinner, concert, and dancing, will take place at Manzo's Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, Illinois. Cocktails at 6:00, Dinner 7-8, Concert 7:45-8:30, Dancing at 8:30 - ??? Open bar 4 hours, wine served with dinner, Fifties Concert by the Chicago Swedish Glee Club, full course family style dinner, dancing The Fifties With DJ. Only $60.00 per person! Make your check out to "The Chicago Swedish Glee Club" and mail to: Richard H. Englund, 1 N. 726 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn IL. 60137

Minnesota

Saturday, May 14, 7:00 p.m. The ASI Cloudberries will present a Spring Concert at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Oregon

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. Valborgsmässoafton (Walpurgis Night). Come join the fun! Snacks, sima and punch, varm korv (hot dogs), and sweets, plus a beautiful bonfire! Free. At the home of Connie and Morgan Pope, at 33411 SW Laurel Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Saturday, May 14, at noon. Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) celebration/performance at Johan's Vinyards and Winery, 4285 N. Pacific Highway, Rickriall, OR. The Scandia Ladies' Chorus and Scandinavian Men's Chorus of Portland will perform. The event is free to the public.

Tuesday, May 17. Norwegian Constitution Day Parade & Celebration (Syttende Mai). The fun annual parade begins at 3:00 p.m.; celebration performance in ballroom after the parade around 4:00 p.m. will include the Portland Scandinavian Choruses. Free. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th, Portland, OR 97232

Saturday, May 21. Spring Concert (4:00 p.m.); Silent Auction (2:00 p.m.) at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 15505 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229. Come at 2:00 and win big at our Silent Auction! Then, at 4:00, we will sing our hearts out for you in six languages! Free to attend, donations welcome!

Saturday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome summertime with the Portland Scandinavian Choruses at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: Sommarfest. A joyous outdoor event. $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 years old, $16 for a family (two adults and two children), free for children under 6 and performers; chorus will perform 12:30-1:00 p.m. on main (south) stage. Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202

Rhode Island

Saturday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. The Scandinavian Women’s Chorus of Rhode Island will present a Spring Concert at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 9 New London Ave., West Warwick RI 02893. Songs in English, Swedish, Norwegian, and Icelandic will be presented by the only Scandinavian women's chorus in New England. Light Refreshments will be served following the program. Bake sale. Free will offering. For information, see our website ( http://swcri.tumblr.com) or Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Scandinavian-Womens-Chorus-of-RI-190808320944890/?fref=ts).




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