Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 8/17/2017)

Claudia's SongShop (workshop in song interpretation) continues most Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music; occasional Saturdays in Hyde Park, and monthly sessions in Metro Detroit. Learn more at

Fourth Presbyterian Church
112 E. Chestnut in Chicago
Claudia and accordionist Patricia Spaeth celebrate Paris When It Sizzles at this return engagement for the lunchtime crowd at the Fourth Prez Courtyard concert. Free and open to the public. Come early for a good seat!

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SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017
Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion in PARIS
Advancing Together the Art of Cabaret

    SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017:
    Delegation of Chicago cabaret artists joins colleagues from France to meet at the Musée de Montmartre, “jam” at the historic Cabaret Lapin Agile, dine together nearby, then return to see the late night show.
    Song Interpretation master class of US and French singers, open to professional singers and advanced amateurs, auditors of any age.
    Illustrated lecture by author of La chanson de proximité , Michel Trihoreau reviews the history and current state of cabaret in France.
    Concert at Studio Raspail by grande dame of cabaret Marie-Thérèse ORAIN, Nathalie JOLY, Claudia HOMMEL, Elizabeth DOYLE and Kat VICTORIA.
    Master class continues. Our round table will be joined by Christian Stalla (cabaret performer and editor of the Cabaret Collection for Editions l'Harmattan) among others.
    Concluding with a public concert by all participants at Espace Le Scribe and a late night jam session nearby.
Sign up now at

A video montage of the nine fabulous divas who raised over $2500 at our July 23 PianoForte concert.

stefansizzles (71K)Paris When It Sizzles 3 PM
All Seasons of Birmingham, Michigan.
111 Elm Street, 48009
Stefan Kukurugya and Claudia Hommel are spotlight artists for the All Seasons one-hour concerts. For residents and the first 10 guests who reserve by emailing Claudia at or 773-509-9360 by September 27.
A special session of our Detroit Metro SongShop will be held at All Seasons following the concert. New singers and auditors are welcome to attend.
Chicago Cabaret Professionals' 19th Anniversary Gala
at Park West Theater,
322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
"Hooray for Love!" Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala Benefit 2017 features over 30 CCP performers, comprising the best of Chicago Cabaret!
This year we are proud to honor with our Lifetime Achievement Award, KT Sullivan, world-renowned singer and entertainer and Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation; Chicago favorite, pianist, singer and composer George Howe receives our Gold Coast Award for cabaret excellence; and Claudia Hommel's SongShop receives the Special Recognition Award.
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This is a not to be missed night of music, which "attests to the depth of cabaret talent in this city and the breadth of styles it encompasses." Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. "Cocktail" performance begins at 6:15 p.m., and Gala Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.
$60 for Reserved Seating and $32 for General Admission
Order directly until September 5 from CCP, visit To avoid fees, tickets can be purchased at the Park West Box Office, 773.929.5959

Festival Night: Your Passport to Paris.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056 in Room A-154
Be transported to the City of Lights by the sultry-voiced singer Claudia Hommel for a quintessential Parisian cabaret concert. Join us for a stroll down the Champs-Elysées, by the River Seine, and over to the Bal dans my rue. You too may lose your heart and get a French lesson you won't forget. C'est si bon! Hommel will be accompanied by accordionist Patricia Spaeth, singer-pianist Bob Moreen, and bassist Jim Cox. Join us for refreshments after the performance. The Cultural Series is sponsored by the Clough Fund. Open and free to the public. Register here

5 pm to 6:30 pm
Fox Run of Novi, Michigan

Paris in the Fall, a French-inspired dinner show with Stefan Kukurugya and Claudia Hommel. For residents and up to 10 guests who reserve by October 27. (Call Megan Smith at 248-668-8752 or email to


  • November 27, 2017: Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

  • May 2018: a Cabaret InTourlude to France
  • Early Fall, 2018: Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion comes to Chicago
  • October 27, 2018: Carnegie Library of Kewaunee gala festival celebrates France