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Upcoming Performances and Workshops


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 5: "Hello! Goodbye!" — the third of our SongShop salon series
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26: Angelina Reaux sings for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion

  • Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion MASTER CLASSES / SPRING 2020

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 22: Jean-Claude Orfali (direct from Cabaret Lapin Agile in Paris) — Musicality for Singers; the partnership with your pianist, co-sponsored by DePaul Community Music.
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 29: Spider Saloff with Bobby Schiff at the piano—The songs, the style, and your voice, co-sponsored by DePaul Community Music.
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: Angelina Reaux (California)with Elizabeth Doyle at the piano—A Matter of Style: "Opera, Broadway, Cabaret, Kabarett", at the home of Louise Gale in River Forest.
  • SUNDAY, MAY 10: Clotilde Rullaud (direct from Paris) — more explorations of our vocal resonances, back by popular demand, at Hilary Feldman's studio in Jefferson Park.
  • JUNE tba: Faith Prince — Connecting yourself to your material, at the DePaul School of Music.
  • Please link to details below as they develop.

    We welcome you and your friends to our salon concerts in the intimacy of private homes. We'll send you the address upon your reservation.

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    SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 4 PM at the home of Cathy and Marty Glickman (Wicker Park)

    Mark Burnell at the piano. Featuring Patrick Davis, Evelyn Danner, Leona Zions, with Cathy Glickman, Drew Fase, Teresa McGrath and Joyce Thomas.
    Suggested donation: $15 to $25. VIPs support the SongShop Scholarship Fund by donating $35-$75 per concert. Call 773.509.9360 for more information. Limited seating, reserve here soon.


    Angelina Reaux sings Chants du monde for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion .
    With Elizabeth Doyle at the piano and guest Kelli Harrington.
    Drew's on Halsted (3201 N Halsted). 7 PM show (dinner seating at 6 PM).
    Details forthcoming.

    SUNDAY, March 22 from 10am-1pm
    JEAN-CLAUDE ORFALI: Musicality and the relationship between accompanist and singer
    This workshop is for both singers and musical accompanists. We will address the importance of musical phrasing, the feel of a measure, pickups and downbeats, rhythm and tempo, ritards and accelerandos, breathing, and vibrato. And finally the special relationship between accompanist and solo singer.

    Singing participants (limit 10): $75 - must be paid in advance. Auditors: $40
    Please register at the DePaul CMD.

    SUNDAY, March 29 from 10am-2pm

    The Song, The Style, and Your Voice—with SPIDER SALOFF with Bobby Schiff at the piano

    Location: DePaul School of Music Recital Hall (the older building)
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    A one day master class with acclaimed vocalist and actress Spider Saloff will be a unique and creative look at making music work for the individual singerómaking the best of your unique sound and creating style in what you present to an audience.

    Singers (other than auditors) will work on 2 songs during the 4 hour workshop. (You may bring something to eat during a short break.) Please email to Spider ( by March 22, your list of 4 or 5 songs that Spider and pianist Bobby Schiff can choose from in advance, preferably familiar American Songbook or classic jazz songs to allow better coaching and more creativity.

    From those, we will select 2 songs and request that you have sheet music or lead sheets (preferably in your keys, but very often we end up changing keys in the class).

    We will do some very simple exercises on vocal improvisation and dynamics as a group. These classes are always an awakening of creative ideas and the pure joy of singing and listening to other singers!

    Singing participants (limit 10): $75 - must be paid in advance. Auditors: $40
    Please register at the DePaul CMD.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - time TBD

    ANGELINA REAUX: A Matter of Style: "Opera, Broadway, Cabaret, Kabarett"

    "In this master class, we'll work with singers performing songs from all different disciplines while staying true to the stylistic demands of each genre. I'll touch on voice, diction, character and storytelling. An example from one of my cabaret concerts: I sing Mimi's first aria from La Bohemes in Italian lying on a sofa and then cross to the crook of the piano and sing "Bill" from SHOWBOAT as if I were singing an American art song (which it is!) and then later I sing "L'Accordéoniste" in French against a wall, then go into the aria "Marietta's Lied" in German. With each song or aria I hope to tell my story, simply, authentically respecting both the composer and lyricist in the style it was intended."
    For an idea of Angelina's background, read this interview with Broadway World.

    SUNDAY, MAY 10—
    Clotilde Rullaud's Vocal Resonances

    ClotildeResonanceIMG_20190919_151 (357K)Singers who met and worked with Clotilde Rullaud in Paris and Chicago are eager to have her back. Elizabeth Doyle, "Anyone interested in using their own body as an instrument will find Clotilde's workshop fascinating and essential." Barb Smith says, "Fabulous!"

    Clotilde describes her session: "I am going to continue from last year's Cabaret Connexion conference to 'sing with one's bones'. You can apply this to your songs in French or English. We explore vowels and consonants, how to rely on diction, resonators, sound colors and textures to release and share the emotion contained in a poetic text. 'It's because I'm resonating that the Other resonates with me.'
  • the discovery of the vocal instrument
  • the singer's own breathing, mobilization of the different diaphragms
  • the exploration of the resonators and the oral cavity
  • The refinement of the ear by listening to the bones and their harmonics"
    4 PM to 8 PM
    Wear comfortable clothes. Bring the score and lyrics of a song that you will sing a cappella. Sing in French if you can, but English is fine, too. Clotilde asks that you send a copy or a YouTube link so she can become acquainted with it in advance!

    With a huge thank you to Hilary Feldman for use of her Voice Studio
    5338 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago 60630. At the corner of Milwaukee, across from the Jefferson Park Blue Line, Metra, and bus station, and 1/2 mile west of the Lawrence exit of the Kennedy Expressway; free street parking on Sunday.

    REGISTRATION details forthcoming:

    EARLY JUNE, Monday or Tuesday evening
    FAITH PRINCE: Connecting yourself to your material

    While in Chicago to star at the Lyric Opera's production of "42nd Street", our CPCx 2018 faculty member Faith Prince is offering a unique master class. "No one else has ever sung your song like you. Prepare by knowing your songs and being able to speak them as a monologue."