Performance Archives

Each year, we sponsor two or more SongShop Live group concerts built around a single theme. Each theme, such as Life at Home, Promise Me…, Dream a Little Dream, Flying, The Dr. Ruth Show, ties together our vast repertoire and song genres.
Since 2013, we have also produced Solo Sets featuring a smaller number of singers. SongShop Salon series brings a select group of performers for intimate house concerts . We welcome your interest to host a Salon concert. Singers and pianists who have joined our performances are listed here.

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DateShow TitleVenue
3/22/2022Love Is in the AirDePaul School of Music Recital Hall
12/14/2021Invitation to a voyageDePaul School of Music Recital Hall
8/18/2021Thank You ConcertTown Hall Apartments (Center at Addison)
7/17/2021Midsummer Dream part 2Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd
6/27/2021Midsummer Dream part 1Saint Martha & All Saints Shrine, Morton Grove
6/5/2021Coming Up RosesGarden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd
2/14/2021Brand New DayVirtual concert recorded at Le Piano, Chicago
10/10/2020The Boys and Girls of AutumnGarden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd
9/26/2020The Girls and Boys of SummerGarden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd
8/29/2020Hello/Goodbye #3Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd, Albany Park, Chicago
2/9/2020Hello/Goodbye #2Home of Ruth Fuerst & Jim Block, Hyde Park, Chicago
1/18/2020Hello/Goodbye #1Home of Louise Gale, Forest Park
5/4-5/2019Over the Moon and Under the SunChopin Theatre, Pregnant Buffalo Lounge, Chicago
2/16/2019A Valentine PotpourriDePaul School of Music Recital Hall, Chicago
5/13/2018Mother’s Day: Tributes and TribulationsPianoForte, Chicago
4/14/2018Dr. Ruth Show—RebootHome of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block, Chicago
2/11/2018Seasons of Our LovesHome of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block, Chicago
1/28/2018Seasons of Our LovesHome of Jamie and Mark Brady, Chicago
11/5/2017Sneak PreviewsHome of Ilene and Larry Lubell, Chicago
4/17/201724 Hours Can Go So FastPianoForte Chicago
12/4/2016Fabric of Our Lives: December PatternsHome of Roxane Assaf and Michael Lynn, Chicago
11/12/2016Fabric of Our Lives: November Love NotesHome of Jamie and Mark Brady, Chicago
10/23/2016Fabric of Our Lives: Autumn ColorsHome of Barbara and Don Hoffman, Deerfield
9/18/2016Fabric of Our Lives: Summer’s EndHome of Cathy and Martin Glickman, Chicago
4/17/2016The SongShop Coloring BookPianoForte Chicago
2/28/2016Sunday Salon, Songs to Warm UsHome of Ruth Fuerst & Jim Block, Hyde Park, Chicago
10/11/2015Sunday Salon, Songs with a View #2Home of Stephen Wright & Allen Shechtman, Chicago
5/17/2015Sunday Salon, Songs with a ViewHome of Stephen Wright & Allen Shechtman, Chicago
1/24/2015Friends & LoversDePaul School of Music Recital Hall
4/26/2014Take the Ride of Your Life, Part TwoDaystar Center
4/25/2014Take the Ride of Your Life, Part OnePianoForte Studios, Chicago
11/16/2013Solo Sets: From Oz and BeyondDaystar Center
11/2/2013Solo Sets: Thank You for the MusicDaystar Center
10/19/2013Weekend in the Country with SondheimDaystar Center
10/19/2013Keri Chryst’s French ConnectionDaystar Center
9/21/2013Solo Sets: Taking a Chance on LoveDaystar Center
9/21/2013Solo Sets: New & Artful SongsDaystar Center
9/7/2013Life at Home: Part TwoDaystar Center
8/24/2013Life At Home: Part OneDaystar Center
2/16/2013SongShop Revealed: the tabloid concertDaystar Center, Chicago
8/6/2012Flying! A Songshop CabaretJazz Showcase, Chicago
1/28/2012Promise Me…Cyrano’s Bistrot
7/29/2011Dream a Little #2Cyrano’s Bistrot
7/23/2011Dream a Little #1Cyrano’s Bistrot
1/29/2011The Dr. Ruth Show Sessions 2 & 3Cyrano’s Bistrot
1/7/2011The Dr. Ruth Show Session 1Cyrano’s Bistrot
7/30/2010Time After Time (Show 2)Little Bucharest Bistro
7/17/2010Time After Time (Show 1)DePaul School of Music Recital Hall
1/9/2010It was just one of those nights…Cyrano’s Bistrot
7/12/2009Midsummer SongsDePaul School of Music Recital Hall
1/11/2009Here’s to LifeCyrano’s Bistrot
8/5/2008It’s a Most Unusual DayCyrano’s Bistrot cabaret room
7/12/2005Taking Chances- a songshop cabaret!Chicago Cultural Center Randolph Street Café
11/16/2004You Make Me Feel So YoungDavenport’s Cabaret Room
5/13/2004You Make Me Feel So YoungDavenport’s Cabaret Room

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