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  • Join our online SongShop sessions

    We explore song text and context, develop song setups and patter, and dig into the subtext of lyrics. Have a song to work on. We currently meet via Zoom each Saturday. You are welcome to observe one session first, if you wish. Signup here.

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  • Bellissima Opera

    Future Perfect & On Call: COVID-19Two New Operas for Today from Tales of Transcendence Founded in 2010, Bellissima Opera serves as an incubator for new classical works for voice. Through the medium of music and theatre, we honor the stories and give voice to the individuals and groups transcending the human divide. We seek to engage creators, production staff, artists and ​audiences as diverse as Chicagoland itself.  On Call Future Perfect Outside the Ring Reconciliation Composer & Librettist

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  • Chicago Cabaret Week

    THANK YOU for YOUR PARTICIPATION in 2022! We’re looking forward to 2023! Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. We created together the first ever citywide Cabaret Week festival May 6-16, 2022. Dozens of artists at a dozen intimate venues around the city brought their personal renditions […]

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  • Stay tuned for the CHICAGO CABARET WEEK FEST in April 2022!

    Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. We had planned to launch an annual Chicago Cabaret Week in March 2020, now we’re looking forward to post-pandemic launch from May 6-15, 2022. Dozens of artists at intimate venues around the city bring you their personal renditions of the […]

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  • Up close and personal

    Working In Concert is a not-for-profit, performing arts incubator for collaborative musical projects in cabaret, opera and classical vocal arts, theatrical and popular song. Our history—Timeline brings us to now Profiles—Our board and volunteers Testimonials Photo Gallery

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  • All our events!

    Back on stage in 2022! May 27: Claudia’s Souvenirs of Paris, 1950 goes to North Shore Senior Center June 9, 2022: a Tribute concert to Bob Moreen at Skokie Theatre July 14, 2022: “Bastille Day” dinner and show at the Haven August 20, 2022: SongShop Live garden concert

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  • Donate!

    Our 2022 fundraising efforts are:—to further promote the virtual opera On Call: COVID-19—to launch the fourth Chicago Paris CABARET CONNEXION conference in April 2022—to premier in June 2022 our live opera FUTURE PERFECT—to come back into the public CLASSROOMS and—to build on the phenomenal artistic success of our newest initiative BLACK VOICES IN CABARET. Individual […]

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  • Connect with Us

    There are lots of ways to connect with Working In Concert and join our efforts. Sign up for updates, news, and upcoming events. We love to stay in touch! Share with us on Social Media Christine Steyer: 1-773-531-7927President of Working In ConcertBellissima Opera Artistic Director christine(at)workinginconcert.org Claudia Hommel: 1-773-509-9360Executive Director Cabaret Connexion Artistic Director claudia(at)workinginconcert.org Old-fashioned correspondence […]

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  • Profiles

    We are a small organization and rely heavily on our volunteers to get the work done. A huge “thank you” for all their hard work! Here are the people on our team, who make Working in Concert a success. Board of Directors Volunteers, staff & consultants To our many other volunteers and promoters, THANK YOU! […]

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  • Leading Teachers of French Talk about Claudia’s “Cabaret in the Classroom”

    Leading teachers of French talk about Claudia’s “Cabaret in the Classroom.”

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