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INTRODUCING a new performing arts
alliance of collaborative projects
Delivering songs and stories
Up close and personal

April 2019: This webpage is a temporary stopping place as we develop our new website.
Our CALENDAR, SIGNUP, and DONATION information are below!

Our vision:
Dedicated to using the power of song and face-to-face stories to create transforming experiences.
Our mission:
Collaborate with established and aspiring artists to make opera, musical theatre and cabaret accessible and personal.
Engage, entertain and inspire audiences to explore the human condition—in intimate spaces—with compassion, character and guts.

Our work:

    1. PERFORMANCE: "Up close and personal"
    2. ADVOCACY: Advance the art of cabaret and classical vocal arts.
    3. EDUCATION: For all ages; for the development of professional and avocational artists

Four initiatives to begin:

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Outreach photo
Cabaret in the Classroom
Opera in the Classrooom


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax-deductible.
You are invited to make a financial contribution, payable to Working in Concert and earmarked to any or all projects of your choice.
Checks are payable and mailed to:
Working in Concert
PO Box 259327
Chicago IL 60625
*Please include your email address and/or phone number.
OR use our secure PayPal button.
There you will have the option to select the program you want most to support. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Working in Concert is also a listed charity when making Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile. Our ID is 61-1636973.

Upcoming Events

FuturePerfect (41K)Sunday, APRIL 14
Soirée Musicale in River Forest to support the June 2020 Bellissima Opera premiere of Future Perfect composed by David Shenton.
3-6pm at the home of Harlan J. and Pamela Berk
Hors d'oeuvres, mini recital of opera and songs by David Shenton, short documentary and presentation on the vision for Future Perfect, meet and greet the artists, tour of Harlan's art collection of 17th Century Dutch, Flemish and German paintings, and Chicago artists from the 1920s and 1930s. $35 minimum tax-deductible donation. RSVP with Christine Steyer christine(at)workinginconcert.org or call 773 531-7927.

SunMooncolor (253K) Saturday, MAY 4 at 8 pm
Sunday, MAY 5 at 7 pm
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division, Chicago
in the beautifully outfitted Pregnant Buffalo cabaret lounge, lower level

With so many singers and so many songs to moon over, SongShop Live is offering our annual gala in two parts. As varied as the phases of the moon, we're offering songs from theatre, opera, jazz, pop, spirituals and more.

Saturday's singers are Beth HALEVY, Carrie HEDGES, Caryn CAFFARELLI, Don HOFFMAN, Drew FASE, Kimberly MANN, Lynda GORDON, Susan DENNIS, Patrick DAVIS, Vivian BECKFORD, and Elizabeth DOYLE at the piano
Sunday's singers are Carmen BODINO, Christine STEYER, Claudia HOMMEL, Dan JOHNSON, David STEPHENS, Evelyn DANNER, Leona ZIONS, Nadine VORENKAMP, Ruth FUERST, and Myron SILBERSTEIN at the piano

Located at the intersection of Ashland and Milwaukee, the Division Blue Line station. Free parking one block east at Holy Trinity High School. Doors and the cash bar open an hour in advance. We will assist physically challenged guests down the stairs.
Box office: chopintheatre.com

SweetSpotglobes (11K)Saturday, MAY 11 at 7 PM
A Sweet Spot Between Our Worlds
—a concert celebrating the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion,
Christine Steyer, soprano and Jean-Claude Orfali pianist (of Cabaret Lapin Agile), guest Claudia Hommel soprano
PianoForte Chicago,
1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago
Details and tickets at Evite

cpcc_logo_500 (81K) SEPTEMBER 12-22, 2019
Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion goes on a "Tour de France". Registration is now open: www.cabaretconnexion.org/program_join.php

Two Artistic Directors:

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Claudia Hommel for Cabaret Connexion and SongShop Live

Christine Steyer (439K)
Christine Steyer for Bellissima Opera

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OTHER WEBSITES of interest

Claudia Hommel
in cabaret and concert
— Cabaret-Paree.com
christine-steyer-diva-show-skokie-theater_orig (110K)
Christine Steyer, singer and voice teacher
Vocal Canvas
Vocal Canvas
—Hear the Painting, See the Song
The Jazz Fauré Project

French impressionism meets American jazz
and the musical theatre play Saturdays on the Seine — JazzFaure.com
CPCClogo (329K)
Chicago Cabaret Professionals
—a network launched by Claudia Hommel and colleagues,
November 1997
Childbirth Without Pain Education Association

Flora Hommel's Labor of Love
A legacy website

Bellissima Opera Artistic Director
Christine Steyer: 1-773-531-7927
Cabaret Connexion Artistic Director
Claudia Hommel: 1-773-509-9360

Working in Concert is a not-for-profit performing arts alliance of collaborative projects for cabaret, opera and song.

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