1st place tie
Western Michigan University production
On Call: COVID 19
Division I

1st Place:
Black Voices in Cabaret
Healing Through Song
Professional Division

The concert series can be viewed from our home page.

3rd Place:   

Working in Concert Bellissima Opera    

On Call: COVID 19



David Shenton

Honorable Mention:

David Shenton    

On Call: Covid-19

Western Michigan University production
Director, Carl Ratner
The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize

Professional Division

Our ongoing workshop for the art of song interpretation was awarded Special Recognition in 2017. The award was presented by director of the DePaul Community Music Division Dr. Susanne Baker (left) to Claudia Hommel who founded the weekly program at DePaul in 2003.


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“I’m so moved by our current times and excited to contribute to launching Future Perfect! What we dream creates our world.” Molly, Oak Park

I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute, with tears in my eye, as it hit so close to home and felt very personal, something that I lived and still do. The music was phenomenal. Dr. Iryna A., family physician

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Faith Prince was the opening act. “Where can this evening possibly go from here?” Charles Troy wondered. “Fortunately, the terrific Chicago cabaret talent lineup that followed her — Cindy Firing, Johnny Rodgers, Spidie Saloff, Cynthia Clarey, Denise Tomasello, and the remarkable and talented woman who organized this 8-day conference/classes/entertainment extravaganza, Claudia Hommel, made for a unforgettable evening of cabaret entertainment.

Cabaret Connexion singer Evelyn Danner, “Everyone who went seems to have a heightened sense of self. I know I do! Thank you for all you do. You have helped me see myself differently. The winds of change are a-blowin’.”

Dorothy Andries of Pioneer Press says: For a few hours, we were in Paris, transported by a marvelous cabaret show at the Ravinia Festival starring the remarkable singer Claudia Hommel. An excellent actress, she can set a mood with a turn of her head and the look in her eyes.

CPCx 2019 Christian Pages teaching

Cabaret Connexion Chicago conference, Roxane Assaf writes: “WOW WOW WOW. I’m absolutely blown away by the quality you made happen here. I knew it would be interesting. I figured it would be rewarding. But this was straight-up conservatory-grade incubation.”

Carmen writes: “A good cause. My heart easily melts when children’s growth is concerned… If each one of us can only give $1000, even if ‘we cannot afford,’ then the goal is reached.

Deneen, hearing Christine Steyer’s performance of the new Future Perfect aria “Red Is a Trick,” searched us out in order to send a generous check and wrote, “I left Saturday with such a happy heart after hearing you sing!”