Auditions For 2013-2014 Season NOW!
Oregon Children’s Choir will be holding auditions beginning in April.
Choir has been a part of our community
since 1982 and offers choral opportunities for school-age children from
kindergarten through high school.
For more information click “Auditions
to schedule your audition, please call 343-0840.
Pay Tuition Online!
You can now pay tuition online! Go to your choir page,
scroll down and click the PayPal button with the payment option you
desire. It's fast, easy & secure!
Our home is located at:
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive, Eugene, OR 97401
Please call the choir office for general business.
Visit & Join our OCC facebook Group page!
You can get instant notices of posted photos, connect with current and
past friends, and even leave your own story about how being part of
the Oregon Children's Choir impacted your life.
facebook Group Click Here!
Click the "Join this Group" link under the OCC Logo!
Sunday, September 15th – Registration & Orientation
Saturday, October 19th, 3pm – Retreat & Concert @
Sunday, December 1 – Oakway Tree Lighting
– middle and high school choirs Oakway Center
Call time 4:30, caroling begins at 5pm
Sunday, December 15th, 3pm – Holiday Concert @
Sunday, March 9th, 3pm – FREE Spring Concert &
Dessert Social with Auction @
Eugene First Baptist, 3550
Fox Meadow Rd.
Tuesday, April 22 - Oregon Children’s Choral Festival
(GC & BC)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014, 3pm - Finale Concert
@ Springfield High School, 875 7th Street.
Note: Always refer to our Calendar
for all current information.
“It has been wonderful having such a great group of choirs to send
my students to. Many have gone on to St. Olaf’s and Julliard to
Major in Music. It has been such a thrill to be able to come and see
them sing as they grow up.” Sharon Williams – Honored local retired
“My favorite memory of YME is actually two memories. The first was
the first time I had practice with Laurie Guttormsen. She just
seemed to bring out the potential in everybody. Second was my trip
to Europe when we sang in the Dom zu Salzburg Cathedral.” Chris H.,
Young Men's Ensemble
“I was in the Oregon Children’s Choir for six years. I have learned
so much over the years and met so many cool, interesting people. I
have been to places I never thought of going to, like Seattle. I
enjoy singing with such a fun group of girls. I hope this choir is
here for generations to come!” Mieke Rose Vrijmoet, Girlchoir
“What I like about choir is that I have met new people, I am more
outgoing, I have something that I am good at… singing!!! I have been
to new places with new and different experiences. I have made new
friends and strengthened my friendships with others.” Adrienne Kahn,
“Our family has been participating in the Oregon Children’s Choir
for six years. The conductors not only teach the choristers
beautiful music, they also care about their development as musicians
and as people. It’s such a pleasure to see all of these young people
grow as performers! My children love the Oregon Children’s Choir!”
Cathy Dorrah-Stewart, Parent
“I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to watch the kids
grow together in their friendships and to share their passion for
music. I have no doubt that the relationships my children have
developed in OCC will last a lifetime.” Shannon Pendell, former OCC
“On the last day of our tour in my final year of Girlchoir, two
friends and I wrote a song of thanks reflecting on how people impact
you. We wrote it for Jennifer (Searl) and sang it for her on the
trip home. Just last summer I had the honor of singing that very
song at my graduation ceremony. It meant so much and had been a
dream of mine since it was written.” Katherine J., Girlchoir
Do You Love to Sing? We'd Love to Meet You!
auditioning for 2013-2014 season (2-12 grade singers)
Choir begins on Sunday, September 15th and Monday, September 16th
Registration & Orientation Night
Sunday, September 15th at FUMC
5:15 pm – 8pm
Includes All-family Registration Meeting and Individual Choir Meetings
Concert Series 2013-2014 Season
Saturday, October 19th 2013 at 3pm - FREE OCC Preview Concert at First
United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive St
Sunday, December 15th 2013 at 3pm - OCC All Choir Winter Concert
United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive St – Season tickets or
tickets at the door
Sunday, March 9th 2014 at 3pm- FREE OCC March Concert and Dessert with
Auction at Eugene First Baptist, 3550 Fox Meadow Rd – Be ready to
purchase delicious desserts ranging from $1 plates to elegant auctioned
Sunday, May 18th 2014 at 3pm- OCC All Choir Finale Concert 2014 at
Springfield High School, 875 7th St - Season tickets or tickets at the
Rehearsal Schedule 2013-2014
Rehearsal Days and Times - Starting September 15 and 16, 2013
Rehearsal location: FUMC (First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376
JAS Girls: Mondays 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Room 16
JAS Boys: Mondays 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Rooms 11-12
(JAS Girls and Boys may rehearse together in one of the above rooms.
Girlchoir: Mondays 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Room 19 (extends
to 6:00 starting Monday, October 21st through end of season)
Boychoir: Mondays 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Room 16
Synergy: Sundays 4:00pm to 5:30 pm. Rooms 11-12
Minor Suspects: Sundays 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Room 16 ( Starting date TBA)
Chamber Choir: Sundays 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Rooms 11-12
*Prelude Choir: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Rooms 11 and 12, starting January 9,
OCC's New Chamber Choir!
Interested in seeing what the new OCC Chamber Choir is all about?
Come try out a rehearsal! Our first will be on Sunday, September 15th,
from 6:30-7:00 at First United Methodist Church in Eugene. Regular
rehearsals will be held on Sundays at FUMC from 5:30-7:00. There are NO
AUDITIONS; bring yourself and your voice. Come make your mark and let
your voice be heard in the inaugural year of OCC’s Chamber Choir. We
look forward to seeing you!.
Singers chosen for Chamber Choir will be vocally challenged through a
diverse repertoire of multicultural, classical, musical theater,
popular, and jazz selections. An emphasis is placed on vocal and musical
development through repertoire, movement, music literacy, and
community-building. Singers will have the opportunity to perform
throughout the community as valued ambassadors of the OCC.
Click here for more info!
OCC's New Prelude Choir begins in January
We are currently taking registrations.
The Prelude Choir
is a choir for boys
and girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The purpose of the Prelude
Choir is to provide students with a musical foundation that will serve
them the rest of their lives. Students will sing a variety of songs,
learn the basic elements of music, engage in interactive sound
exploration, and have fun! Students will also get to experience musical
performance through participation in the March and May concerts.
Click for more information
Come Sing With Us!
The Oregon Children's Choir
Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Oregon Children's Choir was formed in January 1982 to
supplement the musical training offered in local schools, by providing advanced
choral experiences for talented students of music. Oregon Children's Choir rehearsals
and performances throughout the choir season - as well as invitations to participate
in other professional community productions - makes for a rigorous and challenging
goal is to encourage the lifelong learning and enjoyment of music.
The Choir has grown
from one choir in 1982 to eight choirs with over 150 choristers. Choirs rehearse
and perform throughout the choir season (September through May/June). In addition
to the Oregon Children's Choir concerts there are many invitations to participate
with other professional community productions.
The Oregon Children's
Choir has performed with:
African Children's Choir
- Oregon Bach Festival
- The Eugene Opera
- The Eugene Symphony
- The Eugene Ballet
- The Eugene Gleemen
- The Eugene Concert Choir
- The Eugene Symphony Pops Christmas concert with Mason Williams
- The Music Educators State conference
- Music Educators Division conference
- The International Society for Music Educators World Congress
The Oregon Children's
Choir has traveled as ambassadors of music to:
- Disney World
- Paramount's Great America
- Americafest International Choir Festival
For more details, click on the individual choir links.
For still more details, click on the auditions links.
You can help the Children of all ages be part of something extraordinary
by giving your tax deductible donations to the Oregon Children's Choir!
General donations are used to fund OCC development, expenses, improvement
and the many operating expenses. Every gift, no matter the size is very
important! Give as you are able to directly help children in our community
become great singers, and great people! To learn more or donate -
Each year we have many young singers possess the talent, energy, drive
and commitment that it takes to be a part of the Oregon Children's Choir,
but they lack the financial means to afford it. You can help!
For as little as $33 per month, you can give specifically to provide scholarship
funds to help children experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. Choir
fans, alumni, parents, grandparents and business are invited to become regular
givers to fund scholarships that go directly to help off set tuition cost.
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