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2019 Past Events

—Clotilde Rullaud's exploration of Vocal Resonances

ClotildeResonance20190919_151 (348K)CABARET CONNEXION singers who met and worked with Clotilde Rullaud in Paris welcome her back to Chicago. Elizabeth Doyle, "Anyone interested in using their own body as an instrument will find Clotilde's workshop fascinating and essential." Barb Smith says, "Fabulous!"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 from 10am-2:30pm
The Song, The Style, and Your Voice—with Spider Saloff
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CABARET CONNEXION presents Spider's workshop by popular demand
at DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

Open Door Theater presents
Just Got Back from Paris, France... headed for Oak Park

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Returning from the CABARET CONNEXION Tour de France, we have tales to tell and songs to sing! Christine Steyer, Louise Gale, Anne Burnell, Ava Logan, Barbara Smith, along with Beth Halevy, Carol Weston, Carmen Bodino, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Deborah Good, Jeni Schellenberg, Kyle Hustedt, Mary Joyce and Sue Berke with Elizabeth Doyle and Mark Burnell at the keyboard.

AllEvents2019 (1393K)StudioRaspailFinale (85K) SEPTEMBER 12-22, 2019
Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion goes on a "Tour de France".

The Americans to Paris Roadshow

Chicagoland concerts summer 2019

lakehouse (333K)SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 3 PM show at LakeHouse Restaurant in Lake Bluff The cabaret cavalcade led by ELIZABETH DOYLE with AVA LOGAN, BARBARA SMITH, BOBBY KOKOTT, CAROL MOSS, CAROL WESTON, CARYN CAFFARELLI, DEBORAH GOOD,DON HOFFMAN, HILARY FELDMAN for an afternoon of cabaret. Our third annual North Shore benefit for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion raised almost $,2000.
HuntersPassport (152K) SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, Hunters Stage presents Passport to Europe and Beyond
With Christine STEYER, Hollis BOLTON, Drew FASE, Terrence "Patrick" DAVIS and Myron SILBERSTEIN at the keys. Here's your passport to summer travels with songs and an open mic for sharing your travel stories!
GretaFacebook TUESDAY, JULY 23, Cliff Dwellers Club presents our Roadshow
A spectacular view, a scrumptious buffet,and wonderful songs to send our singers to Paris. Led by Dr. GRETA POPE and pianist DAN STETZEL, we now have DAVID EDELFELT and KYLE HUSTEDT joining BARBARA SMITH, AVA LOGAN, and DAVID HOFFMAN for this exclusive soirée.
bastilleFacebookFRIDAY, JULY 12, a Cabaret-Paree Bastille Celebration
We're kicking up our heels with a dinner show at Marchesa. PATRICIA SPAETH's accordion greet you and JIM COX's bass will amplify the energy. Best of all, CLAUDIA HOMMEL's songs and CHEF DIDIER's four-course dinner set all your senses alive with pleasure. Special Guest appearances by BARBARA SMITH and CHRISTINE STEYER
June 2 poster (231K)Sunday, JUNE 2: KYLE HUSTEDT, HOLLY McGUIRE, BARBARA SMITH, CLAUDIA HOMMEL, accompanied by JUSTIN HARNER and hosted by RUSS GOELTENBODT at Drew's on Halsted. To benefit the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion.

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
SunMooncolor (253K) Saturday, MAY 4 at 8 pm
Sunday, MAY 5 at 7 pm
SongShop Live at the 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 offered our annual gala in two parts. As varied as the phases of the moon, 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

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.
    Working in Concert comes to the Classroom:
  • March 26—Souvenirs of Paris, 1950, Claudia Hommel's cabaret performance for high school students from West Lafayette, Indiana, visiting Chicago's Paris on the Prairie and La Marchesa restaurant.
  • March 28–29—Bonjour Paris evening cabaret concert for the community, and a day in residence for Pine-Richland High School in the Pittsburgh region.
  • April 30 and May 2—Cabaret 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.
  • October 7—Bellissima Opera's Christine Steyer visits Kinsey 8th graders to work with students on the art design aspects of Future Perfect, an opera work in progress
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