Working In Concert educates, advocates for, and mobilizes a global community of singers who use the art of song to empower lives and build community. Our goal is to reflect the great diversity of Chicago’s population in the artists we work with, the audiences we entertain, and the way we work.
BELLISSIMA OPERA: An incubator for new classical works for voice BLACK VOICES in CABARET: Spotlight on African American performers and the unsung history of Black cabaret CHICAGO CABARET WEEK: Bringing great cabaret acts to intimate venues across Chicagoland CHICAGO PARIS CABARET CONNEXION: An international collaboration to advance the art of cabaret IN the CLASSROOM: Bellissima Opera Outreach and Cabaret-Paree programs for K-12 and higher education SONGSHOP LIVE: A place to explore character and truth-telling in song
VOCAL CANVAS CONCERTS: “Hear the painting, see the song” CABARET-PAREE and CLASSICAL CONCERTS: Intimate shows and events from our co-founders and colleagues
PERFORMANCE: “Up close and personal” ADVOCACY: Advance the art of cabaret and classical vocal arts EDUCATION: For all ages; for the development of professional and avocational artists
Drawing from our lived experiences, we bravely explore the human condition with compassion and character. Preferring intimate venues, we believe delivering songs and stories face-to-face has the power to transform lives and create community.