Author: Claudia

  • Making Jazz, Arthur Briggs and Josephine Baker, French:

    On April 10, 2022 we hosted an international conversation about the history of African-American artists living in France, the cross-cultural stories of their fight for recognition, race relations, and the embrace of solidarity through music. View the forum anytime at Travis Atria (author of Better Days Will Come Again, the life of Arthur Briggs), […]

  • A memorial tribute to Bob Moreen

    Celebrating the life and music of Bob Moreen, the Quintessential Cabaret Man Monday, November 29, 2021Le Piano, 6970 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago LIMITED SEATING: reserve your place, sign up to sing, and make your donation at bob-moreen-tribute 6 PM: Passed hors d’oeuvres with Red, White and Bubbly will be followed by cash bar and Le […]

  • SongShop Live presents Invitation to a Voyage

    SongShop Live presents Invitation to a Voyage at the DePaul School of Music Recital Hall, Tuesday, December 14 at 7 PM.The spirit of thanks and giving gets a special meaning when it’s an invitation to a voyage, a journey for life.Songs from Berlioz to Schumann, Berlin to Sondheim, and more. Music-directed by Howard Pfeifer, and […]

  • Join our DePaul SongShop sessions

    After 18 months of pandemic restrictions, we’re back at the DePaul School of Music, Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, Fall 2021. SongShop is a place to explore character and truth-telling in song. More than that, it has become home to a community of singers who, in seeking to connect to their songs and their audience, […]

  • Midsummer’s Dream –songs in 2 acts

    Songs to celebrate summer, lazy afternoons and midnight walks, roses and gardens. Pianists: Elizabeth Doyle, Bobby Schiff, Dan Stetzel.Singers: Adrienne Minnes, Carrie Hedges, Carol Weston, Christian Halvorsen, Claudia Hommel, Evelyn Danner, Jonathan Lewis, Lydia Stux, Patrick Davis, Ruth Fuerst, Sharon Waltham TWO WAYS TO ATTEND: Virtually —Your Zoom viewing link will be sent via email […]

  • Western Michigan U’s performance of our “On Call: COVID-19” opera

    We are very proud of the student cast performance of “On Call” and pleased to share it with our viewers through the weekend of May 15-16. Visit this link ( Join us for the re-release of the professional Bellissima Opera Cast for the exclusive live-stream from June 8 to June 15. Tickets will be available […]

  • Launching day for our opera premiere: “On Call: COVID-19”

    It’s Launch Day! Tickets for On Call: Covid-19 Opera just dropped. The first of our Tales of Transcendence series, On Call: COVID-19 takes us to the online gathering of six medics from around the world who help each other confront the pandemic crisis with compassion and kindness. On sale at Join the private artists Meet […]

  • Promo video for Black Voices in Cabaret

    To announce our “March month of Sundays at 3”, we’ve compiled excerpts of our upcoming concert and give a preview to the lively discussion we will have as we honor the legacy and build for the future of African-American artists in cabaret. Sundays in March 2021, at 3 PM CST. Madeline Morgan, Gwendolyn Brown, Ava […]

  • New for the online classroom!

    Claudia Hommel’s Souvenirs of Paris 1950 is now available as a 45-minute video program, along with a comprehensive study guide and 4 additional hours of online workshops. Appropriate for 7th grade through high school, and college students of French, social studies, music, cultural history and more.

  • Our operas come highly recommended!

    Hello, I’m Carl Ratner and I am the Director of Opera at Western Michigan University and the former Artistic Director of Chicago Opera Theater and Chamber Opera Chicago.   I am currently involved in three productions of two different operas with music by David Shenton and libretto by Christine Steyer. I am directing both the […]

  • In memory of Cliff Joseph, artist & activist

    While searching for an image to represent the launching of Black Voices in Cabaret, we are inspired by this painting by Cliff Joseph, African-American artist, activist and art therapist. Cliff was engaged in the world around us until the week of his passing on November 8, 2020, at the age of 98. He loved our […]

  • Black Voices in Cabaret seeks artist submissions

    Working In Concert has launched a new initiative to take on the much-needed advancement of Black artists in the field of cabaret. By cabaret, we mean the intimate style of performance that connects the singer to their song and their song to the audience in a personal way. We invite cabaret performers, musicians, videographers, and […]