Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 7/9/2021)

Claudia's SongShop meets most Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings in private homes north and southside. Our SongShop art of song interpretation will return Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music after the "all clear." Learn more at

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021:
    Two seatings: 6 PM and 7:30 PM
    Celebrating Bastille Day in Bronzeville!
    Claudia Hommel is joined by accordionist Patricia Spaeth, singers Ava Logan, Barb Smith and Dave DeGooyer. You can can-can with the best of 'em and eat your Louisiane gumbo with gusto at Norman's Bistro
    1001 E. 43rd Street in Chicago. Plenty of free street parking nearby.
    Call 773-966-5821 to reserve your place.
    No dinner minimum but don't miss out on succulent lamb chops, blackened catfish and shrimp/lobster gumbo!

  • SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021:
    July 17
    6 PM to 8 PM
    Midsummer's Dream—songs in 2 acts
    Albany Park, Chicago
    Songs to celebrate summer, rose gardens, lazy afternoons, midnight walks, and moon dancing.
    Pianists: Elizabeth Doyle, Bobby Schiff, Dan Stetzel.
    Singers: Adrienne Minnes, Carrie Hedges, Carol Weston, Christian Halvorsen, Claudia Hommel, Evelyn Danner, Jonathan Lewis, Lydia Stux, Patrick Davis, Ruth Fuerst, Sharon Waltham
    Virtually—Your viewing link will be sent via email the day before. Be sure your email address is correct!
    In Person Live—Saturday, July 17, 6 PM to 8 PM: Albany Park, Chicago. Gates open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served.
    Reserve your place in the garden or online from afar at the SongShop RSVP page.
    The address of the garden in Albany Park, Chicago (by Lawrence and Pulaski) is sent upon reservation.
    Call 773.509.9360 for more information.


  • December 8, 2021: "Inspired by Frida Kahlo" Vocal Canvas luncheon concert with Elizabeth Doyle, amigas y amigos, for the West Suburban Art Society in Lombard
  • May 2022: "Picasso and Matisse Go to the Music Hall" Vocal Canvas luncheon concert with Elizabeth Doyle, accordionist Patricia Spaeth and pianist Peter Storms, for the Village Arts Associates of Hinsdale