Read me for details about Jim Brickman, Nutcracker Remixed, Oakway Tree Lighting, and the OCC Holiday Concert!
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What an incredible Fall Preview Concert! 

Everyone did a fantastic job!
Can't wait to hear our choirs again on December 12th!

Dear Oregon Children's Choir Families,

We are so looking forward to the FREE Winter concert on December 12th! You'll find the schedule below -- please note that the younger choirs will perform in the first half, and the older groups will perform in the second half. OCC is making sure we respect your time by separating the concert into times where if you need to leave you can or if you’d like to come for the whole time you can do that also!


We will be asking for donations at the concert if you can make them.  In order to cover scholarships for all to participate in choir and to start our foundation for scholarships we will ask those of you who can to give any amount you can afford. There will be envelopes and OCC’s tax ID # provided so you can easily take it off your taxes. Thanks so much for supporting all of our choir members in OCC!


As you'll see below, there are some additional performances coming up soon that OCC is so excited to be involved with. There will also be some overnights and get-togethers this month for bonding and a little extra practice!  


I am so thankful for the OCC music family we have.  I celebrate each chorister and what they bring to their groups they are in! Each of us has something special inside that lets us shine bright and makes all of our choir stronger.  This November, shine your lights as you sing with a welcoming spirit, and your music will touch all who hear it!


Music moves us all!

Dody Hansen

Executive Director

Oregon Children's Choir Holiday Concert
December 12, 2015
First United Methodist Church

1:30-2:45pm - Prelude Choir, JAS Boys, Girlchoir, Boychoir

2:45-3:00pm - Intermission

3:00-4:00pm - Middle School Acapella, Outburst, Sforzando, Some Cool Guys, and Synergy

*** Families are permitted to attend only half of the concert if they wish. ***


BUSINESS OWNERS: Advertise your business' support of OCC in our Program ads and slide show during our concerts in December, March and May! You may also buy an ad to congratulate your chorister with a personal picture!

1/8 page - $25

1/4 page - $50
1/2 page - $100

Send a JPG or PDF to


PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS: Congratulate your chorister with a SING OUT in our December Concert Program! Type up an encouraging message to your chorister in our program of 30 words or less for $5!

For example: "Sally, We are so proud of your music and voice!  We love you! From, Grandma and Grandpa" or "Brandon, You rock our world! Raise the roof! Love, Your Rockin Parents"


Send your SING OUT plus your Chorister and what choir they are in to


Upcoming Special Events!

  • On Saturday, November 28th at 6:30pm, Synergy and Some Cool Guys will perform in the Hult Center Lobby!
  • On Sunday, November 29th at 3:00pm, the JAS Girls, JAS Boys, Girlchoir, and Boychoir will be performing at the Jim Brickman concert at the Newmark Theater in Portland!
  • On Sunday, November 29th at 5:00pm, Outburst, Synergy, Sforzando, and Some Cool Guys will sing at the Oakway Mall Tree Lighting!

Middle School A Cappella


Our Middle School A Cappella has started and they sound great already!  We are excited to hear them for the first time at the Winter Concert! Thank you to Arielle Ward and Walker Carroll for volunteering their time to direct this new group!


Other Upcoming OCC Concerts


March 6th, 2016 @ 1:30pm
OCC Benefit Concerts – OCC choirs perform two songs each
(South Eugene High School)

1:30- 2:30pm   Prelude Choir, Junior Academy Singers Girls and Boys, Girlchoir, Boychoir
2:30-2:45pm    *Intermission and concessions
2:45-3:45pm   Outburst Acappella, Synergy, Some Cool Guys and Sforzando

April 30th, 2016 @ 1:30pm 
OCC Solo and Desert Concert (fundraiser)
(First United Methodist Church)
1:30-3:00pm – Choristers may perform as individuals or in small groups (optional)

May 15th, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Spring Concerts - all OCC Choirs perform
(First United Methodist Church)

2:00-3:15pm   Prelude Choir, Junior Academy Singers Girls and Boys, Girlchoir, Boychoir
3:15-3:30pm    *Intermission and concessions
3:30-4:30pm   Outburst Acappella, Synergy, Some Cool Guys and Sforzando

June 5, 2016
All OCC A Cappella Concert
(time and location TBA)

NOTE: Choristers are encouraged to support each other by listening to each other's performances. However, choir members are free to depart or arrive to performances during the intermission time or when their director schedules their warm up time. As always, we strive to respect each other as much as possible, as we are one big musical family!

Looking Ahead to 2016...

Some choirs will have additional performances at special events. Please be sure to note these on your calendar! (Stay tuned for more details!)

  • January 29 – Synergy and Some Cool Guys ICHSA

  • February 3 - OCC Hosts the Willamette Valley Honor Choir directed by Professor Christopher Olin at University of Oregon Beall Hall

  • March 5 – A Cappella in Albany

  • March 11-13 – Synergy and Some Cool Guys to She Sings in Berkeley, CA

  • April 16 – Pleasant Hill A Cappella and Outburst to Rose City Sing Off A Cappella

  • April 19 – Oregon Children’s Choral Festival – Girlchoir and Boychoir in Hult Center

Dine Out for OCC!

Our October "Dine Out for OCC" event was a big success! All of the OCC families who went to Dickie Yo's or Dickie Jo's and presented one of our vouchers earned us a total of $300! Stay tuned for future "Dine Out for OCC" events, and feel free to suggest a business if you know of one that would participate! Thank you!

Support Our Work with a Financial Contribution!

When you donate to the Oregon Children’s Choir, you help area children of all ages be part of something extraordinary – and often life changing! Your generous, tax deductible donations can be given for general needs or as “scholarship” funds to help children who would not otherwise be able to be part of this great opportunity.

We keep your giving strictly private, if requested,  and your scholarship gifts go directly to reduce choristers tuition or trip costs. You can pay with any major credit card, bank transfer or e-check through PayPal, the world leader in safe, secure, online payment processing.


Looking for more than a tax deduction?

Remember that the Oregon Children’s Choir is a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust!

What does this mean to you? A tax credit and a deduction on your Oregon income tax! A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction on the bottom-line better than a deduction! In fact,100% tax credit on donations of up to $500 for individuals and $2,500 for corporations!

Sound interesting? Get the full details at? And consult your tax advisor! (Tax ID # 93-0849041)

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