Season of Carols began as the tiniest seed of an idea: to raise money for Season of Concern by recording one holiday song. That tiny idea quickly blossomed to include an entire CD full of holiday songs recorded by some of the brightest stars of the Chicago theatre and music community. 100% of the proceeds of this CD go to benefit Season of Concern
.SEASON OF CAROLS 2016
features the Chicago casts of Smokey Joe’s Café (Drury Lane Oakbrook
), Tug of War: Civil Strife and Tug of War: Foreign Fire (Chicago Shakespeare Theater
), Season of Change (Marriott Theatre
), The Bardy Bunch (Mercury Theater Chicago
), The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago), The Little Mermaid (Paramount Theatre
) and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Theatre at the Center
), as well as performers from Firebrand Theatre
, Kokandy Productions
, and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
, and solo performers E. Faye Butler
, Emily Rohm
, Sophie Grimm
, Elizabeth Doyle
and Cory Goodrich
Season of Concern is the Chicagoland theatre community's fundraising organization, providing compassionate care to those in our community who are experiencing the effects of catastrophic illness. This effort supports the fight against HIV and AIDS by contributing to programs that provide direct care (personal financial support, housing care, meals, medications, legal assistance, and other services) to members of the Chicago and Midwestern theatre community; and by addressing emergency needs expressed by theatre community members in their struggles against other life-threatening illnesses.
As they say in John Reeger and Julie Shannon's beloved show, The Christmas Schooner: "Our blessings aren't ours to keep. They're meant to be passed along." And so, we raise our voices and we pass this very special music on to you.
Thank you for supporting Season of Concern by purchasing this album. In doing so, you are making a direct contribution to members of our community who are in desperate need. We hope you enjoy our gift to you in the spirit of the season.
Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich