Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 3/26/2020)

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

PatClaudia (270K)
Marchesa 545 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Second annual Nuit de Trois Cassoulets! (chef Didier's famous dishes to warm our winter hearts) $47.00.
CLAUDIA HOMMEL and accordionist Patricia Spaeth will stroll with our French songs during each of Two Seatings, 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 312.527.9535 for Reservations

Proud to be part of the city's first ever CHICAGO CABARET WEEK!
Drew's on Halsted Supper Club and Cabaret
3201 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Claudia Elizabeth CCPgala 2017 Paree, What Did You Do to Me: Paris in the Jazz Age—CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH ELIZABETH DOYLE
a delicious turn from Les Années Folles—the crazy years between the wars, from Yvette Guilbert and Mistinguett, to Marlene Dietrich and the songs of Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Cole Porter and more. Fresh from our début in New York City at the Neue Galerie's Café Sabarsky, we bring you an evening of French, German, and American cabaret classics.
Chicago's Northshore magazine raved that Hommel is "at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way." "One of Chicago’s most captivating performers, Elizabeth Doyle blends a dreamy vocal style with swinging piano playing," said Marian McPartland for NPR's Piano Jazz.
$15 cover. We recommend coming for a fabulous dinner at 8 PM. Reserve your seats at 773-619-1912.

Chimera Loft
2948 Central St, Evanston IL 60201 — "follow the red railing"
Claudia Elizabeth CCPgala 2017 Women of Paris: the city and its divas
Introducing our fans to this performance and art space in nearby Evanston, we bid it farewell as the owners move on! So let's celebrate Mel and Pat's many years with a French salute! Claudia Hommel and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle distill the energy of Parisian music-hall with a dose of intimate Chicago-style cabaret to transport you to Paris. You may not speak a word of French but you’ll understand every nuance of these women of song.
$25. Limited seating! Be sure to Reserve ahead at EventBrite

HelloByeFrontB (30K) Hello! Goodbye! — the third of three SongShop salon concerts
4 PM at the home of Cathy and Marty Glickman (Wicker Park)

Mark Burnell at the piano. Featuring Patrick Davis, Evelyn Danner, Leona Zions, with Drew Fase, Cathy Glickman, Christian Halvorsen, Teresa McGrath, and Joyce Thomas.
Suggested donation: $15 to $25. VIPs support the SongShop Scholarship Fund by donating $35-$75 per concert. Call 773.509.9360 for more information. Limited seating, reserve here soon.


  • Return to Grosse Pointe, Michigan to advance the cause of French Forever in the Pointes.
  • SongShop's annual celebration—2020 Vision, seeing and looking
  • Producing the premiere of Future Perfect the opera.
  • DECEMBER 2, 2020: "Inspired by Frida Kahlo" Vocal Canvas luncheon concert with Elizabeth Doyle and amigas, for the West Suburban Art Society in Lombard