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Upcoming Performances and Workshops

  • March 31, 2019 - SongShop intensive with Spider Saloff
  • May 4 and 5, 2019 - SongShop Live annual extravaganza in two parts
  • September 12-22, 2019 - The Cabaret Connexion Tour de France

  • Spider Saloff returns with more "Jazz Basics for Every Singer"

    SpiderCrop (16K) SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019, from 11 AM to 4 PM.
    Bobby Schiff at the piano.
    "There is reason that some of the greatest interpreters of song have their roots in jazz. This workshop will teach you basics about time, dynamics, phrasing, and using the music AND the lyrics to captivate your audience. We will be doing some fun exercises with improvisation and the use of dynamics with the whole group. And then there will be some individuals who will working on an entire song. I will also be discussing the approach of 'making your voice sound like you,' along with how to engage an audience and keep them with you."

    There is room for 10 singing participants and 5 auditors. Reserve your place soon!
    $75 for singing participants, $40 for auditors

    DePaul School of Music, Room 308 (SW corner of Fullerton and Halsted)

    Visit the Community Music Division to reserve: here.

    SunMooncolor (253K)

    SATURDAY, MAY 4 at 8 pm
    SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 7 pm

    Chopin Theatre
    1543 W. Division, Chicago
    in the beautifully outfitted Pregnant Buffalo cabaret lounge, lower level

    With so many singers and so many songs to moon over, we're offering our annual gala in two parts.

    Saturday's singers are Beth HALEVY, Carrie HEDGES, Caryn CAFFARELLI, Don HOFFMAN, Drew FASE, Kimberly MANN, Lynda GORDON, Susan DENNIS, Patrick DAVIS, Vivian BECKFORD, and Elizabeth DOYLE at the piano

    Sunday's singers are Christine STEYER, Claudia HOMMEL, Dan JOHNSON, David STEPHENS, Evelyn DANNER, Leona ZIONS, Nadine VORENKAMP, Ruth FUERST, and Myron SILBERSTEIN at the piano

    Located at the intersection of Ashland and Milwaukee, the Division Blue Line station. Free parking one block east at Holy Trinity High School
    Doors and the cash bar open an hour in advance. We will assist physically challenged guests down the stairs.
    Box office details are forthcoming.

    September 12-22, 2019: cpcc_logo (25K)The roster to join the 10-day Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion Tour de France is now open.

    Visit for details.

    • 3 or 4 hours of workshops each day
    • 6 or more concerts and song evenings
    • Visits to Sète and Montpellier in the South, Paris and Joinville-le-Pont in the North

    • Be sure to visit our Related Events for upcoming performances by SongShop participants.

      If you're a singer who wants to perform with us later in the year, now's a great time to join SongShop for the work, the company and the pleasure. Fill out our Interest form below or call Claudia at 773.509.9360 today.