A Benefit Concert for St. Scholastica, featuring Carrie and Dan Marcotte

This past winter, subzero temperatures and nearly 70 inches of snow handed the Chicagoland area one of the most extreme winters on record. For the parish of St. Scholastica, this meant a costly but necessary increase in snow removal and heating in the church, school, and parish offices.

To aid in covering the costs of these services, St. Scholastica Church will host a benefit concert on Friday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m in the church (7800 Janes Avenue, Woodridge). Doors will open at 7 p.m., with beer, wine, and soda sold separately in the gym before the show and during intermission.

The concert will showcase a variety of music, including sacred, musical theater, jazz and more, performed by Carrie and Dan Marcotte, music directors of St. Scholastica Parish.

Tickets will be sold for $20 each after Mass during the following weekends:

– July 19 and 20
– July 26 and 27
– August 2 and 3

Those who purchase tickets after Mass at the church will have an opportunity to drop a request in a request jar. Carrie and Dan will try to honor as many requests as possible.

Please note that 100% of the proceeds from the concert will go toward snow removal and heating costs from this past winter.

We appreciate your support and consideration. Please share this with your friends and family, and join us for an evening of song and fellowship!


About Carrie and Dan Marcotte:

Carrie Marcotte serves as the director of Music and Liturgical Ministries at St. Scholastica Parish in Woodridge. She is also the music director of a men’s barbershop chorus, the West Towns Chorus. As a performer, she has appeared in various stage productions in Michigan and Illinois. Carrie has also performed on the Spirit of Chicago and at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. Carrie continues to sing with Leslie Gray Robbins, whom she met in the now retired female a cappella singing group, Route 66, as Take Two Singers. Carrie and her husband, Dan, also perform at various local events.

Dan Marcotte is the music teacher and band director at St. Scholastica School and co-director of music at St. Scholastica School Parish. In addition to his teaching duties, Dan performs with his Irish band, The Whiskey Brothers, who currently play Irish session music Sunday evenings at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in downtown Downers Grove. Dan is the music director at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he also performs as Dan the Bard, serenading customers with his lute. As a member of the Illinois Humanities Council, Dan performs with his storytelling partner, Judith Heinemann, as a storyteller and musician at many libraries, schools, and museums in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. His discography includes four CDs as Dan the Bard, two CDs with Judith, and one CD with the Whiskey Brothers.

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