Turner Hall of Monroe
Monroe, Wisconsin

Swiss Heritage Series 2024

Click on event names listed in red for more information.

Squeezebox Night
The 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 pm
Ratskeller Restaurant

     Monthly informal jam session for players of all types of squeezeboxes and ability levels. Come and dine and have a listen!

Swiss Movie Night - Heidi
Friday, March 22, 2024; 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
     Based on Johanna Spyri's 1880/81 classic Swiss children's novel, this 2015 version of Heidi was filmed mainly in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, where Spyri's story was set. Featuring veteran Swiss actor Bruno Ganz as Grandfather, and 10-year-old Anuk Steffen as Heidi, the film was released in 2017 in English. The beautiful scenery and photography coupled with following the book more closely than most previous movies makes this a family film not to miss. Comparable to a G rating; 1 hour 51 minutes. Click on the movie title above to view a trailer.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - In Concert
Thursday, April 11, 2024; 7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Grand Hall; $30 in advance through Saturday, April 6, $35 at the door.
     For the third time since 2018, the phenomenal Glenn Miller Orchestra will take you back to the time in Turner Hall's history when it was the place for non-stop dancing!
      *Advance sale tickets can be ordered online here. (Free-will service fee.)
      *Tickets are also available during business hours in the Ratskeller Restaurant.
      *Advance sale tickets may be mail-ordered using a printable form here
     Turner Hall's Ratskeller Restaurant will be open starting at 4:30 pm, and we encourage you to make it a complete evening by enjoying a delicious meal before the concert. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY ADVISED; please call (608) 325-3461. A buffet will be available in addition to a special event menu.

Swiss National Day Gala Event
Thursday, August 1, 2024
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     Commemorating the declaration of Switzerland's independence in 1291, join us for a relaxing evening with authentic Swiss food and music by the Monroe Swiss Singers, including alphorns, accordion, Swiss flag-throwing and more!

Heart of Cheese Days Experience
Saturday, September 21, 2024

     Join us in the Grand Hall during Cheese Days weekend for a line-up of short performances featuring our area's Swiss musicians!

Monroe Swiss Singers' 56th Swissfest
Sunday, November 3, 2024; 2:00 pm
Grand Hall; Admission

     A longtime Monroe tradition, this program features an afternoon of Green County's finest Swiss folk choirs and performers. Adding to the authentic experience, the Ratskeller Restaurant will be open following the program for more Swiss culture!

Christkindlmarkt - Old World Holiday Shopping Market
Friday - Saturday, November 29-30, 2024; 9 am - 4 pm
Grand Hall; Free admission

     A German tradition dating back to the 14th century, the Christkindlmarkt features unique items from hand-selected quality vendors for your holiday gift-giving. A European café and Swiss baked goods round out this special shopping experience, along with scheduled visits from Swiss Samichlaus and his bad-behavior consultant, Schmutzli.

Alpine Carol Sing and Candle Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6, 2024; 7:00 pm
Grand Hall; Free-will donation

      A very special traditional Alpine event at which you can help light 100 candles on a freshly-cut evergreen Christmas tree! Informal singing of carols and holiday treats, and a visit from Swiss Samichlaus and his bad-behavior consultant, Schmutzli. NOTE: Although this is a family event, it is advised that it may not be suitable for very young or fearful children!

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas Communion Service)
Sunday, December 8, 2024; 2:00 pm
St. John's United Church of Christ; Monroe, WI. Free-will offering.

      A truly touching Christmas experience for the soul. An outreach of the congregation of St. John's UCC, the service is conducted entirely in German (English translation available) by members of the Monroe Swiss Singers.

Old Year's Night Celebration
Tuesday, December 31, 2024; Dance, 1 - 5 pm; Grand Hall
     Celebrate the Old Year with the Zweifel Brothers! Admission, TBA.