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WorCon logo2 (66K) A performing arts collaboration
Delivering songs and stories
Up close and personal

Our vision/our mission:
Use the power of song and face-to-face stories to transform our lives. Preferring intimate venues, we explore with our audience the human condition with compassion, character and guts.

Working In Concert is a proud coordinator of CHICAGO CABARET WEEK. Stay tuned for March 2021!
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Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago's nightclub scene for more than a century. Come experience Chicago Cabaret Week, March 20-30, at intimate venues around the city as artists bring you their personal renditions of the Great American Songbook, blues, jazz, burlesque, pop, comedy and Broadway. Get carried away by Chicago Cabaret!
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Our next major project — Future Perfect, the Chicago youth–inspired opera will premiere in June 2021:

WFMT radio features Christine Steyer's introduction and performance of the aria "Red Is a Trick", with pianist Marta Johnson. Hear the hour-long WFMT-FM "Whole Notes: Music for Healing and Peace", with Yo-Yo Ma and other musicians responding to gun violence (December 13, 2019)— at our Bellissima Opera site.

>View the opera work-in-progress:

A quick introduction to Working In Concert:

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

Six initiatives:

SongShop Live, Bellissima Opera,
Chicago Cabaret Week, Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion,
Opera in the Classroom, Cabaret in the Classroom
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Ongoing workshops in the art of song interpretation and concerts by participants, from DePaul Community Music Division to Hyde Park, and on the road from Detroit to Paris.
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and the new opera Future Perfect
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Opera in the Classrooom

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Cabaret in the Classroom

Two Artistic Directors:

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Claudia Hommel for Cabaret Connexion and SongShop Live

Christine Steyer (439K)
Christine Steyer for Bellissima Opera


OTHER WEBSITES of interest

cabaret-paree.com
Claudia Hommel
in cabaret and concert
— Cabaret-Paree.com
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Christine Steyer, singer and voice teacher
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Vocal Canvas
—Hear the Painting, See the Song
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The Jazz Fauré Project

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

Flora Hommel's Labor of Love
A legacy website

Christine Steyer: 1-773-531-7927
President of Working In Concert
Bellissima Opera Artistic Director
christine(at)workinginconcert.org

Claudia Hommel: 1-773-509-9360
Executive Director of Working In Concert
Cabaret Connexion Artistic Director
claudia(at)workinginconcert.org

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


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