Oregon Spirit Chorus – Christmas Performances 2017

posted Nov 26, 2017, 7:25 PM by Diane Watson   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 8:37 PM ]

Oregon Spirit Chorus – Christmas Performances  2017


Dec. 5 - Tuesday, 12:00pm - CAPITOL ROTUNDA

-  Location:  9000 Court St. NE.

-  Meet behind information desk and then go to warm-up room.

-  Arrive at 11:00 for warmups, running the cues, and lining up.

-  Wear black and silver, and heavy street makeup (see below)

-  30-minute performance (12:00-12:30)

-  Carpool if possible (Meters take credit cards)

-  Go to lunch (You will need to be at Avamere Ct. by 2:00 p.m)


Dec. 5 - Tuesday, 2:30 and 3:15pm - AVAMERE Court

-  Location: Rehab Building - 5210 River Rd. N. Keizer

-  Parking, around building or on street.

-  Arrive at 2:00 and get ready for 30- minute performance (2:30-3:00),

-  Warmups in cafeteria (right of main door)

-  Move to Retirement Center building in back for 30-minute performance (3:15-3:45)

-  Go to dinner together (4:00 – 5:30) at La Hacienda Real (5024 River Rd. N, Keizer).

-  Rehearsal at 6:00 p.m.- Elks


Dec. 10 - Sunday, 5:00pm - OREGON GARDENS

-  Location: 879 W. Main St., Silverton

-  Parking - tell the attendant that you are with the Oregon Spirit Chorus

-  Warmups enroute.

-  Arrive at 4:30 to go thru cues, run cues, and line up (Place TBD)

-  Perform 5:00  –7:00 p.m.

-  30-minute performances x 4 locations starting with Discovery Pavillion.

-  Wear bright colors, scarves, warm clothes (singing outside or in tent)

-  Heavy street makeup

-  Carpool if possible


Dec. 12 - Tuesday, 7:30pm - HOLIDAY HARMONY SHOW

-  Location:  Elks Lodge

-  Arrive at 6:00 to go thru cues (others arrive earlier to set up decorations, chairs, etc.)

-  Wear black and silver, and heavy street makeup, and pretty hair

-  The 45-minute concert is from 7:30-8:15, followed by social time (no-host bar)


Dec. 20 - Wednesday, 7:00pm - MISSION MILL, DYE ROOM

Location: 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem

-  Arrive 6:15 p.m.

-  Parking: In back of Museum complex (off Ferry St.) by the fence of or in vincinity.

-  Carpool if possible

-  Check in at volunteer check in – go right as you enter the main building.

-  Go to the volunteer break room on the third floor of the Mill – hot food and snacks.

-  Warmups 6:30 p.m. Place TBD

-  Concert is from 7:00-7:45 in the Dye Room

-  Wear black and silver, heavy street makeup

-  Each member will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Magic at the Mill for any night.  They are available at will-call.

Final Christmas Party (immediately after performance) place TBD.


***Everyone will be expected to do vocal warmups enroute (sirens, bubbles, scales).  


COSTUMES:  Costumes for each performance 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 need to see everyone's outfit before our first performance, so plan on having your outfit complete and checked by them in November.  A great place to save money is at second-hand or thrift stores like Salvation Army or Goodwill.   If you have questions about what to wear, contact Cindy or Linda.  The one exception to the black/silver outfits will be when we perform at the Oregon Gardens, which is an outside venue.  We’ll wear colorful holiday clothes and scarves and warm coats! 


MAKEUP: 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.  Cat West is our Makeup Chair and will make sure everyone looks lovely and unified for each performance so if she asks you to put on additional blush or lipstick, please know that it’s in the interest of presenting a group image to the public.  



Happy Holiday

Go, Tell it on the Mountain

Peace on Earth

Carol of the Bells

Partly Sunny (3 songs)


Rise Up Shepherd

Winter Wonderland

Jingle Bell Rock