The Caroling Connection was founded in 2016. Jim Goodrich, our Founder and Head Voice, has been singing and performing professionally in the Chicago area for over thirty years. 2018 marks his 25th as a professional Christmas Caroler. Jim holds a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Pedagogy and has also sung with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus,
The Caroling Connection appeared in the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Festival Lane in both 2016, 2017 & 2019. They were also featured on the national broadcast of the 2017 & 2019 Lights Festival Parade. They also garnered a credit for the parade on IMDB.com, The Internet Movie Database (link opens in a new window). They’ve also performed at Block 37, Elgin’s Winter Wonderland 2017 & 2018, The Service Club of Chicago’s Holiday Luncheon and at the Kenosha HarborHoliday – International Market & Festival, including the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s Victorian Christmas.
Jim handpicks the carolers in The Caroling Connection first and foremost for their musical ability, talent, and training. This provides the best base for any a cappella caroling group in Chicago. And that’s just the beginning. The holiday season is almost magical in its warmth and welcoming nature. The goal of The Caroling Connection is to give our audiences and client that sense of connection, as well as being a part of something larger than yourself, being part of the Caroling Connection family.
You can also send an e-mail to jim(at)withavoicelikethis.com or give Jim a call at 630.492.0487. He’d love to talk with you about your holiday plans.