Swiss immigrants to Southwestern Ontario formed a mixed choir about 1965 in Mitchell to preserve and promote their unique Swiss heritage in their new homeland, for enjoyment and future generations as well.
Today, the Swiss Choir Thames Valley, directed by Anne Loeffler, has 25 active members, most of whom are Swiss immigrants, who live on farms in the Counties of Huron and Perth. Their repertoire includes folk music as well as sacred music in all four Swiss languages and in English.
Two annual events, a Spring Concert and the Swiss Farmers Brunch, both held in Milverton, support the choir financially. Every three years they hold an Advent Concert in support of a charity. They are also active in their community, entertaining for special events and in retirement and nursing homes etc.