The Viking Chorus is one of Jamestown's unique Swedish groups. Under the direction of Mary Grace Brustrom, the Viking Chorus has been singing for many years.
They are members of the American Union of Swedish Singers. Their performances includes selections of both Swedish and English standards.
The adult and children folk dance teams from the Thule Lodge, Vasa Order of America, have been a popular performing group in the Jamestown area for many years. They have played a major role in preserving Scandinavian Folk dancing as they pass the traditions on from one generation to another.
One of their special performances is the Ox Dance, a mock fight between two gentlemen over the love of a girl. The fun they have in performing their dances is demonstrated in their style.
Svenska Spelmän has a unique sound of gammeldans music. Their performance focuses on the traditional waltz, polka, schottis, hambo, snoa and ganglot.
The group consists of Kathy Petersen on the fiddle and nyckelharpa, Tim Cudney on the bass, Tom Gestwicki on the mandolin/guitar/banjo/vocal and Don Sandy on the accordion.
All members are from Chautauqua County.