Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 9/11/2020)

Claudia's SongShop (an online workshop to explore song text, subtext, context and patter) Saturday afternoons via Zoom. Our SongShop art of song interpretation will return Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music after the "all clear" Learn more at

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: "The Girls and Boys of Summer" — our second garden concert
  • 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.

    GardenConcert (8396K)
    At the home of Claudia Hommel and Cappy Kidd (Albany Park, Chicago)
    Led by Elizabeth Doyle at the keyboard and featuring Susan Dennis, Kyle Hustedt, Jeni Schellenberg, Barb Smith, Carrie Hedges, Christian Halvorsen, Evelyn Danner, Sharon Waltham, and our host Claudia Hommel.
    From "Almost Like Being in Love" to "Girls of Summer", with a lot of other beginnings and endings, from heat to harvest.

    Rain date and overflow available SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 3 PM. Outdoors in ALBANY PARK, Chicago (Lawrence and Hamlin).

    Distancing norms will be followed and masks on except when singing. We'll serve wine, beer, and water (you're welcome to bring your own snack and lawn chairs -- though we have plenty of the latter).

    Suggested donation: $15 to $25. No donation is too small. Become a VIP supporter of our SongShop Scholarship Fund by donating $35 or more.

    SEATING will be LIMITED: be sure to reserve RESERVE HERE. Call 773.509.9360 for more information.


    • 2021: "Inspired by Frida Kahlo" Vocal Canvas luncheon concert with Elizabeth Doyle and amigas, for the West Suburban Art Society in Lombard
    • 2021: Return to Grosse Pointe, Michigan to advance the cause of French Forever in the Pointes.
    • JUNE 23-27, 2021: Producing the premiere of Future Perfect the opera.
    • AUGUST 23-26, 2021: Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion conference in Chicago
    • AUGUST 27-29, 2021: Chicago Cabaret Week, Weekend Street Fest