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Upcoming Performances and Workshops

  • February 16, 2019 - SongShop Live concert
  • March 31, 2019 - SongShop intensive with Spider Saloff
  • September 12-22, 2019 - The Cabaret Connexion Tour de France

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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 7:30 pm
    SongShop Live offers you A Valentine Potpourri
    With Beth HALEVY, Claudia HOMMEL, David STEPHENS, Drew FASE, Elisabeth HOWARD, Evelyn DANNER, Leona ZIONS, Vivian BECKFORD, and Philip SEWARD at the piano
    we're excited to offer international performer and teacher Elisabeth Howard's Chicago début!
    DePaul School of Music Recital Hall (lower level)
    (SW corner of Fullerton and Halsted)
    Ample street parking. Doors open at 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served after.
    Suggested donation $20, VIP seating for 35 and more supports our Scholarship Fund.
    Reservations taken at our RSVP page or call 773.509.9360


    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.
    September 12-22, 2019: cpcc_logo (25K)The roster to join the 9-day Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion Tour de France is now open.

    Visit CabaretConnexion.org/program_join.php 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.