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March 1st Concert and Auction!

Our Spring Concert & Auction showcases all eight of our choirs! Come hear their contemporary, classic, and a cappella repertoire. The silent auction features gift cards, tickets, handmade items, and more--and the funds it raises will support music education programs and scholarships. Free admission, and open to the public! 

Sunday, March 1, 3:00-5:00 PM
Concessions and silent auction open at 2:15 PM
South Eugene High School Auditorium
400 19th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

You can help us spread the word with our Facebook Event page! Please share it with relatives, neighbors, friends from school, and anyone else!

Concert & Auction Volunteers Needed
The choirs are busy preparing for OCC's March 1st Concert & Auction, and we need volunteers to make the event a success! Chorister families are required to volunteer for at least two duties per year. Sign up now to volunteer here

If you cannot or prefer not to volunteer, the choir is happy to accept a $100 opt-out fee in lieu of volunteering. For more information about this option, please email info@oregonchildrenschoir.org. 
Seeking Donations for the Silent Auction! 

Support OCC’s music education and scholarship programs by donating items for the auction. These items would be very helpful: 

• Gift cards (restaurants, stores)
• Tickets (theater, sports, events)
• Vacation rentals
• Services (massage, photographs, music lessons, etc)
• Handmade items (scarves, jewelry, art, etc.)
• Gift baskets (coffee, snacks, wine, specialty items)
• Money to purchase auction or raffle items
• Anything else you’d like to donate!

If you’d like to donate an item, please email Kathryn Genoves at billing@oregonchildrenschoir.org.

Choir Performances Across the Community 

In addition to our four public concerts each year, many of OCC’s choirs serve our community through outreach performances. Here is a spotlight on just a few. 

  • Oregon Young Men’s Ensemble wowed the audience at the Lane County Cultural Coalition awards meeting Dec. 16 and the Lane County “State of the County” event on Jan. 6. The County Commissioner even pledged a $500 donation to OCC! Watch the video below. 
  • Girlchoir sang for the American Association of University Women in Dec. and has been invited to perform at the ParentingNow! Gala event Feb. 21.
  • Junior Girlchoir will perform at the Now is the Time Peace Concert Feb. 16 at FUMC. This event brings together Peace choirs from Portland, Eugene, and Ashland. Public is welcome! Tickets and information here.
  • Counterpoint will perform at the Bend A Capella festival Feb. 21.
  • Synergy will perform at the International Competition for High School A Capella Feb. 22—see more below!
  • OCC’s Cantabile Collective will perform with the Eugene Opera’s Tosca on Mar. 13 and 15. Find information here.
OCC Young Men's Ensemble perform at the Lane County "State of the County." Their performance begins at 11:30 minutes. 
Reminder: No Rehearsal Feb. 17
Most OCC choirs will not meet on the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 17. Your choir director will notify you if alternate rehearsals have been planned.
Welcome, New Choristers!
OCC welcomes our new choristers to the Prelude Choir, Junior Boychoir, Junior Girlchoir, Girlchoir, Boychoir and Oregon Young Men’s Ensemble. We’re so glad you’ve joined the OCC family!
Good Luck to Synergy at the International Competition of High School A Capella!

Synergy competes at the Portland quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 22! If you would like to see Synergy perform and see what the ICHSA is all about, you can find tickets and information here

Thank You, Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund!
OCC would like to thank the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for supporting our Vocal Education and Enrichment Program with a $500 donation.
Thank You, Oregon Arts Commission!

OCC is the proud recipient of a $1,494 Small Operating Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. Thank You! 

Choir Overnights, Tours, and Excursions

Several of our choirs have fun social events and trips planned in the coming months. Be on the lookout for specific information from your choir directors soon!

OCC’s YouTube Channel

For those who might have missed the link to OCC’s Winter Choir performances on on our YouTube channel, you can still watch and share performance videos. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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