Tuesday, September 9th marks the start of the 90th Season for the Eugene Gleemen, the West (Best) Coast’s longest continuously performing chorus. While many other choral groups take the summer off, the Gleemen had a very busy schedule with appearances at the Lane County Fair, the Eugene Emeralds, the Eugene Celebration, Hop Valley Brewing, and I’m told some impromptu “flash mob” appearances at other local drinking establishments!
We love being able to perform in the Eugene/Springfield area and the outstanding support received from out local community. This year the Gleemen will be continuing their “Gleemen Grant” program which awards funds to local, young choral groups to support their activities, a critical source of funding for them in a time when school budgets continue to be cut.
One thing we can’t get enough of is new members! We welcome male singers from any musical background who want to experience, “the Sheer Joy of Singing!”. There is no audition needed, you don’t need to be able to read music, just want to have fun in a choral setting with a diverse group of singers from 18 to 88, and all walks of life.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM, starting September 9th in the Grace Chapel at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St, Eugene. Come sing with us – we’d love to see you there!
For more information, click the “Join” link at the top of the page, watch our YouTube video, and read the New Member Orientation Guide.
– Greg Widdicombe, President, Eugene Gleemen