About Us

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.

2017 SEASON OF CAROLS, Vol. 5 features the Chicago casts of Trevor (Writers Theatre), Marie Christine (Boho Theatre), Mamma Mia (Marriott Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Paramount Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre), Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Lizzie (Firebrand Theatre), Spamilton (Royal George Theatre Cabaret), The Wiz (Kokandy Productions), Big River (Theatre at the Center), as well as the voices of Felicia P. Fields, Christine Mild, Tom Vendafreddo 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.

With love,
Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich
5,000 of these CDs have been recently delivered to various Chicago area theaters as “donation incentives” during their holiday audience solicitations for SoC through the month of December. Pick up a copy (with a donation of $20 or more) at the following theatres: Drury Lane Oakbrook, Northlight, Marriott Lincolnshire, Lookingglass, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Mercury, Theatre at the Center, Court, House, Paramount, About Face, Second City, Annoyance, and Writer’s. Our heart-felt thanks to all participating theatres and their patrons!

The Season of Carols CD is available at theaters throughout Chicago, the Season of Carols' store, cdBaby and on iTunes.