Fiero boychoir, Lyrica girlchoir and our high school vocal a cappella ensembles ARIA and EXIT 194 are designed for advanced choristers with a desire for more advanced and challenging performance opportunities. During the school year, the touring choirs receive many invitations to perform throughout central Lane County in concerts and civic events. Whether singing for the Rotary Club, collaborating with organizations like the Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene Symphony, Eugene Concert Choir etc. or providing holiday greetings on KVAL- TV 13, the touring choirs serve the community in many ways. The choirs also host community singing workshops featuring professional ensembles and perform for local schools.
At this level, OFC choristers begin touring regionally, nationally and internationally. Recent tours have taken the choirs to Seattle, Philadelphia, British Columbia and England. The Touring Choirs take turns as host choir for the Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival.
Fiero and Lyrica (Ages 11 and
For advanced singers in grades 6-12. Weekly rehearsals are 2 hours with emphasis on:
Advanced musicianship and performance skills
Multi-part sight reading
Challenging repertoire from throughout history and around the world
Singing in many languages
ARIA and EXIT 194 (grades 8 and up)
OFC’s most advanced ensembles have an open audition policy for qualified students in grades 8-12. Young women in grades 8 and 9 who are admitted to ARIA must also be enrolled in Lyrica and young men in 8th grade who are admitted to EXIT 194 must also be enrolled in Fiero.
The weekly rehearsals are 2 hours, and both ensembles perform a wide variety of genres, including a special focus on contemporary a cappella and SATB music performed with as a mixed choir of 30+ voices.