SongShop Live

an initiative of Working In Concert, a performing arts collaboration

Working In Concert

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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Talking to Petals and Strangers, August 2022
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd

Love Is in the Air, March 2022
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

Invitation to a voyage, December 2021
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

Thank You Concert, August 2021
Town Hall Apartments (Addison & Halsted)

Midsummer Dream part II, July 2021
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd

Midsummer Dream part I, June 2021
Saint Martha & All Saints Shrine, Morton Grove

Coming Up Roses, June 2021
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd

Brand New Day, February 2021
Virtual concert recorded at Le Piano, Chicago

The Boys and Girls of Autumn, October 2020
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd

The Girls and Boys of Summer, September 2020
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd

Hello/Goodbye #3, August 2020
Garden chez Claudia Hommel & Cappy Kidd, Albany Park, Chicago

Hello/Goodbye #2, February 2020
Home of Ruth Fuerst & Jim Block, Hyde Park, Chicago

Hello/Goodbye #1, January 2020
Home of Louise Gale, Forest Park

Over the Moon and Under the Sun, May 2019
Chopin Theater, Pregnant Buffalo Lounge, Chicago

A Valentine Potpourri, February 2019
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall, Chicago

Mother’s Day: Tributes and Tribulations, May 2018
PianoForte, Chicago

Dr. Ruth Show—Reboot, April 2018
Home of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block, Chicago

Seasons of Our Loves, February 2018
Home of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block, Chicago

Seasons of Our Loves, January 2018
Home of Jamie and Mark Brady, Chicago

Sneak Previews, November 2017
Home of Ilene and Larry Lubell, Chicago

24 Hours Can Go So Fast, April 2017
PianoForte Chicago

Fabric of Our Lives: December Patterns, December 2016
Home of Roxane Assaf and Michael Lynn, Chicago

Fabric of Our Lives: November Love Notes, November 2016
Home of Jamie and Mark Brady, Chicago

Fabric of Our Lives: Autumn Colors, October 2016
Home of Barbara and Don Hoffman, Deerfield

Fabric of Our Lives: Summer’s End, September 2016
Home of Cathy and Martin Glickman, Chicago

The SongShop Coloring Book, April 2016
PianoForte Chicago

Sunday Salon, Songs to Warm Us, February 2016
Home of Ruth Fuerst & Jim Block, Hyde Park, Chicago

Sunday Salon, Songs with a View #2, October 2015
Home of Stephen Wright & Allen Shechtman, Chicago

Sunday Salon, Songs with a View, May 2015
Home of Stephen Wright & Allen Shechtman, Chicago

Friends & Lovers, January 2015
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

Take the Ride of Your Life, Part Two, April 2014
Daystar Center

Take the Ride of Your Life, Part One, April 2014
PianoForte Studios, Chicago

Solo Sets: From Oz and Beyond, November 2013
Daystar Center

Solo Sets: Thank You for the Music, November 2013
Daystar Center

Weekend in the Country with Sondheim, October 2013
Daystar Center

Keri Chryst’s French Connection, October 2013
Daystar Center

Solo Sets: Taking a Chance on Love, September 2013
Daystar Center

Solo Sets: New & Artful Songs, September 2013
Daystar Center

Life at Home: Part Two, September 2013
Daystar Center

Life At Home: Part One, August 2013
Daystar Center

SongShop Revealed: the tabloid concert, February 2013
Daystar Center

Flying! A Songshop Cabaret, August 2012
Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Promise Me…, January 2012
Cyrano’s Bistrot

Dream a Little #2, July 2011
Cyrano’s Bistrot

Dream a Little #1, July 2011
Cyrano’s Bistrot

The Dr. Ruth Show Sessions 2 & 3, January 2011
Cyrano’s Bistrot

The Dr. Ruth Show Session 1, January 2011
Cyrano’s Bistrot

Time After Time (Show 2), July 2010
Little Bucharest Bistro

Time After Time (Show 1), July 2010
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

It was just one of those nights…, January 2010
Cyrano’s Bistrot

Midsummer Songs, July 2009
DePaul School of Music Recital Hall

Here’s to Life, January 2009
Cyrano’s Bistrot

It’s a Most Unusual Day, August 2008
Cyrano’s Bistrot cabaret room

Taking Chances—a songshop cabaret! July 2005
Chicago Cultural Center Randolph Street Café

You Make Me Feel So Young, November 2004
Davenport’s Cabaret Room

You Make Me Feel So Young, May 2004
Davenport’s Cabaret Room