Songs of Good Cheer

Columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn joined musicians Thursday night at the Old Town School of Folk Music for the first of four Songs of Good Cheer programs. Click here for a photo gallery.

This is the 14th year for the caroling party, which grew out of a column that Mary wrote on Dec. 23, 1998, in which she lamented the state of Christmas caroling. Eric took that up as a dare and, with the help of Old Town School and Chicago Tribune Charities, created the event. It raises money for the Chicago Tribune Holiday Giving campaign and includes a McCormick Foundation match of 50 percent.

This year’s shows are sold out. During the year, information is available at www.oldtownschool.org

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