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Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball Raises Funds for Gleemen Grants

Thanks to your generous support at the Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball, the Eugene Gleemen were able to raise over $2,000 in funds to support the Gleemen Grant program, which supports local male choral groups. For more details on the grant program, visit our information page.

Valentines Sweetheart Ball Tickets On Sale

Looking for a perfect holiday gift? Tickets to The Eugene Gleemen’s 15th Annual Valentines Sweetheart Ball are now on sale! An evening of dinner, dancing and the music of The Eugene Gleemen, plus Blue Skies 22-piece Big Band with the Jewel Tones, and a special performance by the Oregon Young Men’s Ensemble. Click for more information and to purchase tickets.eg_valentines-ball_flyer_2017-v2-01

Gleemen Performance at Wildish Theater

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The Richard E. Wildish Community Theater in Springfield is looking forward to our performance on Sunday, November 20. Purchase tickets for the Wildish Theater performance. Tickets for our Saturday evening, November 19 performance at Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene can be purchased on the Gleemen website or from any Eugene Gleeman.

Americana Fall Concerts

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90th Anniversary Concert – May 2016

2016 Spring Concert

Valentines Sweetheart Ball Tickets Now on Sale

2016 VSB a

Please note ticket sales are now closed for the 2016 Valentines Sweetheart Ball.  If you were not able to purchase tickets, we hope to see you next year!

If it’s February in Eugene then you know it’s time for one of the funnest evenings in town – the Eugene Gleemen Valentines Sweetheart Ball.

Now in it’s 14th year, the Gleemen are proud to provide our community with a great dinner, entertainment from the Gleemen while you eat, and to top it all off, dancing to the Blue Skies Big Band – all for just $50 per person.

Click the poster or the link above to purchase your tickets – tables fill quickly and we truly want you to be a part of one of our favorite events.

The Animals are Comin’

The Animals are Comin'

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Eugene Gleemen’s 90th Season! The group was formed on January 14, 1926 and rehearsals begin the next Tuesday making the Gleemen one of Eugene’s first community arts groups and one of the oldest men’s choirs on the west coast.

We are proud to be still going strong. In fact, in the last few years we have picked up the pace a bit. We have attracted several younger members, received Oregon Cultural Trust funding to purchase a substantial number of new arrangements for our library, now offer free holiday performances to retirement centers and nursing homes, and have started a series of impromptu concerts at local pubs in the summertime.

We invite you to share in the excitement by attending our major concerts this season:

  • The Animals are Comin’ Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 at the Unitarian Church
  • Annual Sweetheart’s Ball, Saturday, February 13, 6:00 at the Eugene Hilton
  • American Spirituals, Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 at the Unitarian Church

Of course, if you feel like singing come on down and join us on Tuesday nights at the First Christian Church! It’s a welcoming environment and singing provides so many benefits to singers and audience alike.

For the Sheer Joy of Singing,

Dr. John Jantzi , Music Director

Jonathan Brandt , President

TBT – The Gleemen Sing Opera (2010)

Eugene Gleemen in FaustWhat do you do when the choral director says, “I need eight guys immediately to fill some roles in the upcoming Eugene Opera production of Faust!”

Respond, “No problem boss, and pass the eye-shadow”.

To say there is a difference between standing on risers wearing a tux and singing from sheet music … and having to memorize your lines in another language (French – mon Dieu!), act, learn staging, costumes and makeup is a massive understatement!

Still, we seemed to have survived and while some of the Gleemen who participated swore never to grace the Hult Center stage again, others were bitten by the Opera bug and have been regular members of the Eugene Opera chorus.

All together now…

Gloire immortelle
de nos aïeux,
sois-nous fidèle,
mourons comme eux!
et sous ton aile,
soldats vainqueurs,
dirige nos pas, enflamme nos cœurs!

 

The Sound of Music

Join us on Sunday, May 17th as  we celebrate the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”, the Eugene Gleemen are proud to announce the final concert of our 2014/15 season, a tribute to the work of this famous team.

Join us as we perform a large selection of their works from The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma and many others – and of course, a selection of songs from The Sound of Music.  Joining us on stage with their own selection of songs, and fresh from Carnegie Hall is the South Eugene High School Concert Choir – a 2014/15 Gleemen Grant recipient.

Tickets are available at the door, or can be purchased online by clicking the Tickets link at the top of the page.

We hope to see you there!