posted Sep 28, 2018, 10:09 PM by Kathy Scheel   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 1:04 PM ]
Thanks to Diane Watson, Performance Coordinator, for her diligence in getting us so many terrific performing opportunities this season!  Give her a big hug the next time you see her!  


Costumes for most performances will be your own lovely combinations of black and silver.  Please wear black slacks so there is a unified appearance (no skirts/dresses), and your tops can be any combo of black & silver, with black rhinestone or sequin embellishments, and silver or rhinestone jewelry.  Our Costume Co-Chairs, Cindy Meyers and Linda O’Donnell would like to see your outfit before our first performance, so bring your outfit to show them in November.  A great way to save money is to get your outfit at a second-hand or thrift store (Salvation Army or Goodwill).   The one exception to the black/silver outfits will be when we perform at the Oregon Garden, which is an outside venue.  We’ll wear colorful holiday clothes and scarves and warm coats! 


Whenever we perform for the public, we wear what we call “heavy street makeup” which is basically a shade darker than your normal foundation, plus more cheek color, brown shades of eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner and eyebrows, and red lipstick.  We want everyone to look lovely and unified so if you’re asked to put on additional blush or lipstick, please know that it’s in the interest of presenting a cohesive group image to the public. 

Here is a list of performances lined up for December.  Watch this page for more details.
  1. Dec 4 (Tuesday), Holiday Harmony Show, 7:00-9:00 at Chemeketa Auditorium (Bldg 6).  See separate Performance Central article for more details on this show.  Chorus will arrive between 5:00-5:30 for warmups, run-through, and final prep.  Some committees (decorations, fundraisers) will be onsite earlier in the day to set up the lobby.  If you are available, please volunteer to help by contacting co-chairs Karen Wildman or Norine Ask.  Many hands make light work, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy the evening and sing your very best.  We'll wear black & silver combinations for this show.  
  2. Dec 9 (Sunday), Oregon Garden, 5:00-7:00, strolling through the amazing Christmas light display, so we'll wear colorful and warm clothing!  We'll gather for quick warmups and roll call at 4:30. 
  3. Dec 11 (Tuesday), Capitol Rotunda, 12:00-12:30.  We'll wear black & silver and will gather at 11:30 for warmups.  Tell your friends who work downtown to come and see us sing.  Then we'll head out to Dallas for the next gig.
  4. Dec 11 (Tuesday), Retirement Center, Dallas, 2:30-3:00.  These retirement centers are always a highlight of the season, when we bring music and happiness to the residents.  It's fun to see them singing along with us, then visiting with them afterwards is always so heartwarming.
  5. Dec 16 (Sunday), SenateAires Christmas Show, 3:00-5:00.  We will gather at 2:00 for warmups and final prep, and will sing a 15-minute set, including the two songs with the men.  Of course, we should plan to stay for their traditional afterglow and will plan to sing another few songs for them there, and get better acquainted with our brothers-in-harmony.  
  6. Dec 18 (Tuesday), Veteran's Home-Lebanon, 3:00-3:30.  We'll gather at 2:30 for warmups and roll call, and will do a 25-minute set.  Probably will do something  after this gig, since we're all together and lookin' pretty, so stay tuned!
    • We will return to the Elks for our annual chorus Christmas party.

Note:  You may notice that there are two dates that are no longer listed above:  Dec 2 and Dec 19.  We are not going to be performing on either of those dates as a chorus.


We thank our guests for coming to sing with us this season and hope you enjoyed it, too. Please consider joining OSC full-time in January as we embark on yet another exciting year ahead.