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 conditionin intimate spaceswith compassion, character and guts.
- 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:
Cabaret in the Classroom
Opera in the Classrooom
DonateWe 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.
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Working in Concert
PO Box 259327
Chicago IL 60625
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- Working in Concert comes to the Classroom:
- Spring (TBDBellissima Opera's Christine Steyer visits Lane Tech and two other high schools to work with students on the art design aspects of Future Perfect, an opera work in progress
- April 30 and May 2Cabaret in the Classroom brings Claudia to Westinghouse College Prep on Chicago's Westside to performance Paris in the Jazz Age, hold master classes with choir students and explore French lyrics with students of French.
Sunday, APRIL 14Soirée 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.
Saturday, MAY 4 at 8 pm
Sunday, MAY 5 at 7 pm
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
Saturday, MAY 11 at 7 PMA 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
1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago
Details and tickets at Evite
SEPTEMBER 12-22, 2019Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion goes on a "Tour de France". Registration is now open: www.cabaretconnexion.org/program_join.php
Two Artistic Directors:
Claudia Hommel for Cabaret Connexion and SongShop Live
Christine Steyer for Bellissima Opera
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