Holiday Concert on December 12th! But that's not all...
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It's the Holiday Season! 

Your music helps to make the holidays brighter!

Dear Oregon Children's Choir Families,

We have had a great start to the holiday season with marvelous performances from Outburst, Synergy, Some Cool Guys and SFZ singing at the Hult Center and Oakway Tree Lighting, and our JAS Girls, JAS Boys, Girlchoir and Boychoir singing at the Jim Brickman concert in Portland!  All were wonderful and great fun!


Our Winter Concert is right around the corner on Saturday, December 12th at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.  At 1:30pm we will enjoy our Prelude, JAS Boys, JAS Girls, Boychoir and Girlchoir as they sing many seasonal songs for you that they have been working so hard on!  At 2:45pm come for refreshments at our intermission...all proceeds go to help our scholarship funds.  At 3:00pm, we will hear from Noteworthy (our newest Middle School A Cappella group), a solo from Megan Lenhardt with our own JAS Boys, Sforzando (our auditioned mixed group), Outburst (High School A Cappella Experts), Some Cool Guys (High School Auditioned Men’s A Cappella) and SYNERGY (High School Auditioned Women’s A Cappella)!


Please note that all Choirs will be on Winter Break from December 15th to January 2nd!  We will Start regular choir schedules on January 3rd.  (Check with your director for parties and extra practice schedules!)


We will be having a formal volunteer hour where we work on things in the OCC office from 4:30- 5:30 on Mondays.  The office is through the Sanctuary, through the double doors on the left and downstairs.  This will start next Monday, December 7th! Come meet some people and have some fun doing mailings and sorting and such!


We are excited for SYNERGY and Some Cool Guys as they prepare for their ICHSA competition in January!


Singing with your friends in the winter is such an amazing thing!  Be with each other, be close and celebrate life!


Dody Hansen

Executive Director

Dine Out for OCC at the Wild Duck Cafe!
(Villard Street location, across from Matt Knight Arena)

  • Tuesday, December 8th from 8am until midnight
  • 20% of money spent will benefit OCC!
  • Flyers will be distributed at rehearsals on Dec. 6-7 (purchases made without a flyer will not count!) or click here to print the flyer

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

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


Do You Ever Buy Stuff?

If you ever shop at Amazon, Fred Meyer, or Market of Choice, you can help OCC just by making your usual purchases! 


The  Oregon Children’s Choir receives 0.5% of sales through the AmazonSmile link.  Register now and bookmark this link for easy access:


Escrip for OCC – Register with Escrip and The Oregon Children’s Choir will receive a portion of sales from grocery, local retail, online shopping and various restaurants.  Go to to register and to pick The Oregon Children’s Choir as your organization of choice.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards – Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to The Oregon Children’s Choir and Fred Meyer will donate a portion of sales to OCC!  Follow this link to register your Fred Meyer Rewards Card.



Seeking Handmade Gift Donations!

We will be offering a handmade gift table as well as concession sales for our Winter Concert on December 12th.  Do you have any handmade gift items that you would like to donate to be sold as a fundraiser to OCC?  Be on the lookout for a sign-up list for both concessions and gift item donations (we would love mistletoe donations as well!)  Until then, feel free to email your information and/or questions to

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

Support Our Work with a Financial Contribution!

We are sending a letter this December to all OCC alumni in which we will request a year-end financial contribution. Donor support helps area children of all ages be part of something extraordinary – and often life changing! Donations are tax deductible and 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 donor information strictly private, if requested, and 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. Thank you for your consideration! 


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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