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Songs Of Good Cheer
This year will mark the tenth anniversary annual Holiday Caroling Party that is held every year by Chicago Tribune. Songs of Good Cheer began in 1999 and is a campaign of Chicago Tribune Charities and is a McCormick Foundation Fund, and the proceeds from the event go to those who need it in form of Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV Holiday Giving.
Informally the ensemble is known as The Cheerios. Songs of Good Cheer is a charity concert and sing along that features a number of folk musicians, and is hosted by Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich.
Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich are two columnists from Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune is the flagship publication of the Tribune Company and is also a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois.
By circulation, Chicago Tribune is the 8th largest circulating newspaper in United States. Tribune was published for the first time on June 10, 1847 after being founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler and Joseph K.C. Forrest.
Eric Zorn himself is an advocate of Folk Music, apart from being blogger and columnist for Chicago Tribune. He along with Mary Schmich will be hosting the event.
Zorn graduated from University of Michigan in 1980 and there he was editor of the arts section of the Michigan Daily. After working for five years in Chicago Tribune, he progressed and went to metro news section.
Schmich earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College and started working in college admissions. Later on she studied Journalism at Stanford University and started off as a reporter for Peninsula Times Tribune.
She started writing columns in 1992, and also received Nieman Fellowship for journalists and attended Harvard University for a year
The concert features folk musicians from the old town school of Folk Music, and this year Songs of Good Cheer will be featuring Don Jacobs, Michael Miles, Lanialoha Lee, Steve Rosen, Barbara Silverman, Christopher Walz, Gail Tyler and Paul Tyler.
The party is held at the old town school of folk music and money is raised for the Tribune Holiday Fund Charities. The Old Town School of Folk Music was founded by renowned Folk Musicians, Win Stracke and Frank Hamilton in 1957 in Chicago, IL.
Apart from providing music lessons, Old Town School of Folk Music also hosts live performances of several notable Folk Musicians.
December 1, 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the Old Town School, and celebrations featured performances from Folk Musicians such as David Bromberg, Lonnie Brooks with Wayne Baker Brooks, Jeff Tweedy, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn and Nicholas Tremulis and Luna Negra Dance Theater.
Old Town School provides musical and dance education to students from all areas of Chicago under the supervision of devoted professional faculty.
At Old Town school students also have the liberty to take the ensemble classes and get a chance to work on the music of musicians like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Beatles.
Every year Old Town School hosts Songs of Good Cheer in December near holiday season before Christmas. This year Songs of Good Cheer would be held at the Millennium Parks Harris Theatre and would be hosted by Old Town School of Folk Music, on December 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm.