Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens…

Christmas CarolingThe Holiday Season has finally arrived and the Gleemen have one of their busiest schedules ever with 11 performances in the next 18 days!

We start with a couple performances of our Christmas program, first at the LDS Creche on Friday night December 5th, followed by a guest appearance at the Greater Eugene Chorus’ Christmas concert on December 6th.  You may remember this fabulous women’s chorus who appeared as a guest in our Christmas concert last year, and we are more than happy to return the favor.

Christmas CarolingNext, Christmas caroling is in full swing for us as we travel to eight retirement and assisted living facilities in the Eugene/Springfield area to share the joy of Christmas.  We love giving back to the community, and Christmas caroling is by far one of the most rewarding activities we do.

Finally, we close out the year with the Gleemen Ensemble performing at a luncheon for NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) on December 22nd.

The Eugene Gleemen wish all of our fans, performers and supporters a safe and happy holiday season, and if we don’t see you at one of the events above, look forward to catching up with you again in the new year.

Eugene Gleemen Recipient of OCF Grant

Oregon Community FoundationThe Eugene Gleemen are pleased to announce their receipt of a grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for the purchase of new sheet music.

Over the nearly 90 years of our existence we have built a large and eclectic music library.  Unfortunately, as time passes so does the quality of many of these pieces and it is not unusual for us to reuse music that has been performed by the Gleemen for 50, 60 or 70 years.  This grant from the OCF will allow us to not only replenish our stock of favorite arrangements, but also purchase new and more challenging pieces from our favorite composers like Mark Hayes.

Thanks again to the Oregon Community Foundation for awarding the Eugene Gleemen this grant, the benefits will be coming soon in upcoming concerts.