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.

Two operas to premiere in June 2021:
Future Perfect and On Call—COVID-19

From "Whole Notes: Music for Healing and Peace", with Yo-Yo Ma and other musicians responding to gun violence (December 13, 2019)—

Classical WFMT radio features soprano Christine Steyer and pianist Marta Johnson performing "Red Is a Trick" from Future Perfect . Introduced by Kerry Frumkin.

More at our Bellissima Opera site.
View the workshop process with Chicago youth creating elements of Future Perfect:

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:

Bellissima Opera — Chicago Cabaret Week — Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion — Opera in the Classroom — Cabaret in the Classroom — SongShop Live
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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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Outreach photo
Opera in the Classrooom

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Cabaret in the Classroom

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 in March 2021, 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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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
Claudia Hommel
in cabaret and concert
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Christine Steyer, singer and voice teacher
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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 —
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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

Christine Steyer: 1-773-531-7927
President of Working In Concert
Bellissima Opera Artistic Director

Claudia Hommel: 1-773-509-9360
Executive Director of Working In Concert
Cabaret Connexion Artistic Director

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

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