Viking Male Chorus, Damkoren Announce 67th Spring Concert

The Viking Male Chorus and Damkoren will present their 67th annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. The performance will be held at the First Lutheran Church located at 120 Chandler St. in Jamestown, and the community is invited.

The program includes selections in both English and Swedish and featured among them are: Tonerna, Lovad vare Herren Gud, Choral Highlights from the Broadway Show Jersey Boys and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. There will be separate men’s and women’s numbers as well as a duet and flute solo. The program starts with the singing of the National anthems of the United States and Sweden.

Tickets are $8 each, and children under 12 are free. They can be purchased from chorus members or at the door the day of the concert. Tickets can be reserved by leaving a message at 450-0433 and will be available for pick up at the door. All those in attendance are invited to stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments that are served after the singing is concluded and include a variety of sandwiches, dessert bars and coffee.

The chorus will sing at Tanglewood Manor on Monday in preparation for the concert the following Sunday. This continues a long tradition of the choruses singing at local retirement homes and assisted-living facilities.

The Viking Male Chorus and Damkoren of Jamestown are community based and associated with the Ingjald Lodge No. 65, International Order of Vikings, Jamestown and are members of the American Union of Swedish Singers.

The groups are under the direction of Mary Schmidt and accompanied by Andrew Schmidt. The choruses meet weekly (September to May) to prepare for a Spring Concert, Scandinavian Summer Festival Concert and Christmas concerts for local retirement homes. The groups sing music separately and together in English and Swedish and are always looking for more members.

Anyone interested in singing with the groups or to arrange for the groups to sing at a gathering should contact Jim Gardner at 450-0433 or Mike Yager at 386-7741.