PROGRAMS for the RECOVERY

  • November 28, 2021–February 28, 2022: re-release of “On Call: COVID-19”
  • January 27 and 29: Facebook FriendsRaising for Claudia’s and Christine’s birthdays
  • February 9 and 10: Cabaret Connexion/SongShop co-sponsor Spider Saloff master classes
  • February 14: SongShop Valentine’s Day concert
  • March 8: International Women’s Day global online concert
  • March 22: SongShop Live presents “Love Is in the Air”
  • March 31: Celebrating Women’s History Month with “Black Voices in Cabaret” at Cliff Dwellers Club
  • May 6-15: Chicago Cabaret Week
  • May 9-14: Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion
  • May 17: “Picasso and Matisse Go to the Music Hall” Vocal Canvas concert for the Village Arts Society
  • June 9, 2022: a Tribute concert to Bob Moreen at Skokie Theatre
  • June 23-26, 2022: Future Perfect” opera premiere at the Kehrein Center for the Arts

Until posted below, programs and dates are subject to change


Our operatic love letter "On Call: COVID-19" for the holidays

We are bringing our acclaimed online opera in thanks to health care worker who have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. We’re especially please to have Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 sharing On Call: COVID-19 with its 40,000 members.

But why stop there? Let’s have everyone come into this work of art, from November 28 extended to February 28.

Created by librettist CHRISTINE STEYER, composer DAVID SHENTON, and director CARL RATNER, the one-hour opera looks in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics struggling with the unfolding pandemic.

Calling in from Chicago, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Lombardy, New York City, and a Syrian refugee camp near Beirut, the colleagues provide each other a lifeline and ultimately discover that kindness and compassion can be as powerful a tool as a vaccine and ventilator.

Will it make you cry? Ah, like any really good opera, you’ll cry and laugh and rejoice.

Master Class with Spider Saloff

START the NEW YEAR with Jazz-inspired SONGS

Spider Saloff is back by popular demand. So much so that we are holding 2 sessions!

RESERVE NOW at songshoplive.com/rsvp2

Spider says: ” Hey cats! Here is your chance to have an intense course in one evening! It will be a blast.
“Some of the greatest interpreters of song have their roots in jazz. This workshop will teach you basics about time, dynamics, phrasing, using the music AND the lyrics to captivate your audience.
“As a group we will do fun exercises with improvisation and the use of dynamics. Then individuals will work on an entire song. I will discuss ‘making your voice sound like you,’ along with how to engage an audience and keep them with you. We will also discuss how to use style and grooves to put your unique mark on what you perform. Be prepared with 2 or 3 songs. We will choose one for the workshop but may have time for additional material.”
The great Bobby Schiff at the piano!
$40 for singers/$20 for auditors per session
First session in Bucktown (Cathy Glickman’s home)
Second session in Rogers Park (Cindy Firing’s home)
RESERVE NOW at songshoplive.com/rsvp2

Master Class with Spider Saloff

START the NEW YEAR with Jazz-inspired SONGS

Spider Saloff is back by popular demand. So much so we’re holding two sessions!

Spider says: ” Hey cats! Here is your chance to have an intense course in one evening! It will be a blast.
“Some of the greatest interpreters of song have their roots in jazz. This workshop will teach you basics about time, dynamics, phrasing, using the music AND the lyrics to captivate your audience.
“As a group we will do fun exercises with improvisation and the use of dynamics. Then individuals will work on an entire song. I will discuss ‘making your voice sound like you,’ along with how to engage an audience and keep them with you. We will also discuss how to use style and grooves to put your unique mark on what you perform. Be prepared with 2 or 3 songs. We will choose one for the workshop but may have time for additional material.”
The great Bobby Schiff at the piano!
$40 for singers/$20 for auditors per session
First session in Bucktown (Cathy Glickman’s home)
Second session in Rogers Park (Cindy Firing’s home)
RESERVE NOW at songshoplive.com/rsvp2


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