"Season of Carols" is the creation of SoC supporters Cory Goodrich and Eugene Dizon. Their initial idea was to raise money for SoC by recording one holiday song. That idea quickly blossomed to include 18 holiday songs recorded by some of the brightest stars of the Chicago theatre and music community.
The vocal talent was graciously donated by some of the best entertainers in Chicago, including The Lincoln Squares, Birdie Wing, Cheri Coons, the casts of "Christmas Schooner," "Motherhood the Musical," the Chicago cast of "Million Dollar Quartet," "Starting Here, Starting Now," "Violet,""Floyd Collins," "The Hunchback Variations" and "A Little Night Music." The diverse collection of songs includes original holiday tunes, Hanukkah songs, traditional Christmas carols and other winter favorites. Well over 100 artists and members of our community came together to volunteer their time, money and skills to raise funds for SoC.
Many thanks to everyone who donated their time, talent, and funds to the creation of this CD, and special thanks to "Season of Carols" producers Cory Goodrich and Eugene Dizon for their hard work, for longtime support of SoC, and for their overwhelming generosity. Many thanks!
This holiday season, many Chicagoland theatre companies are raising funds for those in our community in need by participating in SoC's Annual Holiday Fund Drive. Throughout the city and the suburbs, theatres are raising funds for SoC through post-show Audience Solicitations.
If you are involved with a production that is currently running, please consider having your show collect for SoC. A large percentage of the annual funds raised for SoC come from Audience Solicitations collected in November and December. The more theaters that participate in our Holiday Fund Drive, the more funds we raise and the financial support we can provide for people in need.
To learn more about having your production collect audience donations for SoC, email SoC Executive Director Stephen Rader at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 312-332-0518.
Thank you once again to SoC Larry Sloan Award recipient Karen Bronson. Her 13th annual cabaret benefit, a concert celebrating the music of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin & Cy Coleman entitled "As Easy as ABC," raised an incredible $2,200 for SoC!
Special thanks to Karen, Mark Mavetz, Doug Orlyk, Debbie Roberts & Lori Skubich for donating their time & talent to this event. And many thanks to Village Theatre Guild for graciously hosting the event.
Many thanks to First Folio Theatre for their continued support of SoC. Special thanks to Artistic Director Alison Vesely and Executive Director David Rice for arranging this collection.
Many thanks to everyone at The Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre for their longtime support of SoC, and special thanks to SoC Larry Sloan Award recipient Margaret Newton for arranging this donation and for her overwhelming support of SoC each and every year.
|SoC'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FUND DRIVE||13th ANNUAL CABARET BENEFIT RAISES $2,200 FOR SoC!||FIRST FOLIO RAISES $1,209 FOR SoC!||MARRIOTT'S "HERO" RAISES $1,178 FOR SoC!|