Author: Dave DeGooyer


  • Working In Concert Executive Assistant Needed

    We have a part-time opening and are looking for a lively and competent candidate to add to our team. If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be excited to help us with, or know someone who fits the bill, read on! Working In Concert is a performing arts facilitator for Bellissima Opera, Black […]


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Second Concert

    Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and The Cabaret Project. Black Voices in Cabaret & The French Connection Oct 3, 2021 @ […]


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret

    Never before has there been a collection of Chicago’s African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA+ artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret! Presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Working In Concert, and The Cabaret Project. Cabaret Burlesque & Great American Songbook Sept 19, 2021 @ 3:00pmDirectors: Anne […]


  • Bastille Day 2021 – le 14 juillet

    Wednesday, July 14: Singer Claudia Hommel and accordionist Patricia Spaeth kick up their heels to bring you the magic of Paris for Bastille Day. You’ll be humming “Bonjour Paris” as we stroll down the “Champs Elysées” “Under the Paris Skies” all the way to “The River Seine” and “Beyond the Sea”. Also featuring special guesta […]


  • “On Call: COVID-19” return engagement streaming JUNE 8-15, 2021

    Our world premiere “On Call: COVID-19” returns online for a limited engagement JUNE 8-15, 2021 Composed by David Shenton with librettist Christine Steyer, the opera spotlightsthe power of friendship for six frontline healthcare workers in unprecedented times. 60-minutes, in English with English subtitles. Appropriate for youths 8+. Featuring the Bellissima Opera Cast directed by Carl […]


  • SongShop Garden Concert is alive!

    The SongShop Live Garden Concerts — our last concert in the series is rescheduled, and comprises two acts on Saturday, July 17, come rain or come shine! Saturday, July 17 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Gates open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. Pianists: Elizabeth Doyle, Bobby Schiff, Dan Stetzel.Singers: Adrienne Minnes, Carrie Hedges, […]


  • News from Black Voices artists!

    If you’ve enjoyed the recent Healing Through Song concert series and the Black Voices in History panel that preceded it, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to support some of the artists who contributed to these wonderful events. Here are a few ways that you can support some new endeavors that our artists […]


  • Sunday: Healing Through Song – I Know Where I Am

    Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I’ve Been (Sunday, March 14th) Join us on Sunday: rooms open at 2:30 to meet and greet the artists and each other. REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – advance your clocks one hour. Livechat with emcees David Stephens and Arlene Armstrong and today’s cast from Chicago and beyond: […]


  • Black Voices in Conversation: A History of Cabaret on March 7

    Chicago was the capital of cabaret in the US when so much was going on in the 1910s and 1920s. The Stroll on State Street between 31st to 39th Streets featured Black performers like Alberta Hunter and band leaders like Lil Hardin Armstrong. Harlem picked up the baton in the 30s. And Barney Josephson opened […]


  • Help Us Match Our Illinois Arts Council Grant

    This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Join our campaign to match this fund by visiting our donation page here. When making this donation please earmark it for Black Voices. THANK YOU for donating by March 28th, 2021.