We are the Vasa Voices of Cleveland.
We are a friendly mixed chorus who love our Scandinavian (primarily Swedish) heritage and enjoy celebrating our culture by singing together. Sweden has a rich tradition of choral singing that goes back many centuries. Our repertoire includes both contemporary and traditional Swedish choral music and folk songs, sacred as well as secular music. Most ot the songs we sing are in Swedish; some are in English and a few in Danish and Norwegian.
We welcome new singers, with or without Scandinavian background. We have no auditions, and you don’t have to speak Swedish — we have several native Swedes who help us with pronunciation and translation. The Vasa Voices originated in the Nobel-Monitor Lodge #130 of the Vasa Order of America. Most of us are Lodge members, but you do not have to be a Lodge member to join the Vasa Voices.
We have two major events each year; a spring concert in May and a Lucia/Christmas concert in December. Both of these events are part of the programming of Nobel-Monitor Lodge. We also have participated at the Scandinavian Festival in Jamestown, New York, and local cultural events and international festivals.
We are also members of the American Union of Swedish Singers, AUSS, and attend their national or regional conventions every three years around the country. It is truly a joy to join a couple of hundred Swedish singers in concert!