2017 brought The Caroling Connection (an offering of With A Voice Like This) the opportunity and privilege to appear on Festival Lane for the second year running. An additional honor was to be featured in the national broadcast of the Festival of Lights Parade.
(ELGIN, IL; October 23 2017) The Caroling Connection, carolers who make holiday memories, is returning to Festival Lane for the 2017 BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Festivals of Lights, November 18th from 1 – 3 PM. New this year, they will also be featured on the Live Broadcast of the Festival of Lights on ABC 7 in Chicago and 108 markets around the United States and Canada.
“We’re honored to participate in such a great tradition in Chicago, not only by performing in Festival Lane again, but also by appearing on the broadcast of Saturday’s events.” said Jim Goodrich, Founder and Head Voice at The Caroling Connection. “Working with everyone involved at The Magnificent Mile Association, Tamar Productions and ABC 7 in Chicago has been a wonderful experience and a great opportunity.”
This is the second appearance in Festival Lane by The Caroling Connection, which is celebrating its second year. What makes The Caroling Connection so special?
“It’s a combination of experience, professionalism, and vision,” said Goodrich, who’s been singing professionally for the past 30 years and caroling professionally for the past 24 years. “While the group may be new to the Chicago scene, I’ve been around awhile and have had the privilege to work with some amazing musicians. What truly makes The Caroling Connection special is combining the talent of experienced and highly trained singers with a vision of providing a memorable and magical experience. We help people feel that childlike wonder while they’re celebrating with family and friends. We want you to fall in love with the music all over again and feel the joy it brings. ”
The Caroling Connection will be strolling in Festival Lane on Saturday, November 18th from 1 – 3 PM, caroling to all the attendees of the Lights Festival. These four a cappella singers, festively dressed in 19th Century Dickensian costumes, will sing classic songs of the holidays, such as ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Holly Jolly Christmas, ‘Silent Night’, ‘O Christmas Tree’ and more.
What: The Caroling Connection in Festival Lane and on ABC 7’s broadcast of The 26th BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Where: Pioneer Court 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
When: November 18 from 1-3 PM in Festival Lane: Live broadcast begins at 6:00 PM
About The Caroling Connection: https://TheCarolingConnection.com
The Caroling Connection books through With A Voice Like This. For additional information, call Jim Goodrich at 630.492.0487
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(ELGIN, IL; November 12, 2015) Home for the Holidays, A Musical Revue, opens its 19th season in a four performance engagement at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street, 8th Floor, Elgin, IL 60120, December 4 – 6; presented by With A Voice Like This and FAME – Flora Ann McIntyre Entertainment and sponsored in part by an Individual Artist Grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.
Inspired by the classic films, Holiday Inn and White Christmas, this spectacular holiday concert will take you on a musical journey of classic songs from the ’40’s & ’50’s: Beginning with a WWII performance for the troops, we’ll move on to a Florida nightclub and finally settle in to a New England town. Christmas Eve In My Hometown, Home For The Holidays, Baby It’s Cold Outside & White Christmas are just a few of the classic songs performed in this magical revue. Complete with lavish costumes, original arrangements, comedy and plenty of sentiment, this show proves that the holidays will warm the heart and enrich the soul because everyone longs to be, “Home for the Holidays”!
“In the summer of 1995 I had an idea: Why not create a holiday concert that includes songs from some of my favorite childhood movies, like Holiday Inn & the classic 1954 film, White Christmas? Those old movies had everything I loved in a film; comedy, sentiment, song & dance plus a love story all in one.” said Flora Ann McIntyre, owner of FAME and co-producer. “From the beginning I wanted this to be a show that the entire family could enjoy and I consider this group of artists to be a part of my family.”
Home for the Holidays runs 70 minutes with no intermission and features 30 classic songs performed by four singer/dancers and one keyboardist. For the last eighteen seasons Home for the Holidays has performed in multiple locations in Chicago and the surrounding area, including Kankakee, Joliet, and Door County. It’s also frequently performed at private venues. By performing this engagement at the Elgin Art Showcase people who have wanted to see the show for years will now have an opportunity.
“Every year people ask us where they can see the show and we’re usually either too far away from them or we’re performing at a private event and just can’t invite them” said Jim Goodrich, owner of With A Voice Like This and co-producer. “So this year we’re self-producing the show and I am fortunate to have received an Individual Artist Grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission to help do just that.”
Add to that the Romance Premium Cafe has partnered with Home for the Holidays to provide a “Dinner and a Show” package for the Friday and Saturday evening performances and anyone can make it a wonderful kickoff for the holiday season.
The four performances will be Friday and Saturday, December 4 & 5 at 8:00 PM and two performances on Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 Day of performance and Dinner and a show packages are $32 advance sale only. For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, visit http://HomefortheHolidays.show/tickets.
Come to the Elgin Art Showcase December 4 – 6 and be “Home for the Holidays”!
What: Home for the Holidays – A Musical Revue
Where: Elgin Art Showcase 164 Division Street, 8th floor, Elgin, IL 60120
When: December 4 & 5 at 8:00 PM, December 6 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
How much: $20 in advance, $25 Day of Performance, Dinner and a Show package Dec. 4 & 5, $32 advance sales only
Ticket info: http://HomefortheHolidays.show/tickets
Caroling with the Merry Maskers at:
Danada Square WEST
120 Danada Square West (off of Wheaton & Butterfield Rds)
Wheaton, IL 60187
Caroling at the Annual Tree lighting Ceremony and Christmas Walk with the Merry Maskers.
I’ll be the shorter one with the tall hat.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking session
6:00 – 7:30 pm Panel program
We will discuss using Social Media to build fan relationships. Developing a strategy that helps you choose how to use the available services and networks. Getting the most for your effort in growing and maintaining your fan base. Setting expectations and converting those relationships into real-time results.
Jim Goodrich – Chicago Music Commission
Jeffrey David Goldford – The Everyday People
Miriam Brosseau – Stereo Sinai
Alan Jay Sufrin – Stereo Sinai
Matt Ryd – Singer/Songwriter
Tim Toomey – Assault, Inc.
4-AM will be singing at Buffalo Grove Days on Saturday, September 5, 2009 in the Beer Tent from 2:00 – 3:15
Buffalo Grove Days 2009 entertainment schedule [EDIT: Post on website expired, link removed]
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
A Discussion on Podcasting and Blogging
Monday March 9, 2009 2nd floor Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking session
6:00 – 7:30 pm Panel program
Music blogs have become influential in terms of breaking new music to casual listeners, other musicians and tastemakers alike. People tune in to these blogs and podcasts largely to be exposed to new bands. Are these blogs and podcasts helpful to musicians in a real, tangible way? Our panel of experts explore the issue and advise musicians on simple ways to set up and operate their own blogs and podcasts.
Moderator: Jocelyn Michelle Brown
|Fred Wells||Market Frenzy|
|Jim Goodrich||With a Voice Like This|
|Graham Sanford||Gapers’ Block / Hai Karate! / Panzer Bebop|
5:45 – 8:45 pm
Village of Clarendon Hills
Village Hall (outdoor event)
1 North Prospect
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
7:00 – 9:00pm
Royal Melbourne Country Club
Long Grove, IL
This will actually be 4-AM as the Merry Maskers from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Holiday dinner at
Rockford Country Club
The Landmark Resort (Banquet Room)
7643 Hillside Road
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Dinner at 6:30, show at 8:00
See pricing at Landmark Resort
1900 S. Randall Rd.
Algonquin, IL 60102
Caroling in and outside of the stores
5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Arboretum (outdoor mall)
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL