Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 10/16/2019)

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, beginning with the cocktail show at 6:15pm; full concert at 7 PM
CCPgala (152K)
Park West Theater, 322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614
Come celebrate the unique wealth of all that is Chicago cabaret talent. Look for me in the audience and joining the finale chorale. This year's national honoree is singer/songwriter/coach Lina Koutrakos and the Gold Coast honoree is singer/songwriter, producer, and cabaret reporter, Carla Gordon.
$65 for premium reserved table and booth seating and $32 for general admission bar and balcony seating. Members are eligible for further discount. Tickets through or at the Park West box office.

Claudia Elizabeth CCPgala 2017"Paree, What Did You Do to Me", 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.
Chicago’s Northshore magazine raved that Hommel is "at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way." For her début at the Neue Galerie, she brings together French, German, and American cabaret classics with her distinctly enchanting voice.
Cabaret at Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie continues its unique series devoted primarily to German and Austrian theatrical performance of the 1890s to 1930s. The intimate 60-seat room is exquisitely appointed with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann and furniture by Adolf Loos, and features a Bösendorfer grand piano. Performance at 9 p.m. is preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. Ticket cost is $150 per person for these special performances ($75 performance charged at time of booking, $75 dinner charged on evening of the performance). Guests must attend both dinner and performance and are responsible for total combined ticket cost. Ticket costs are nonrefundable. Tax, gratuity, and beverages are not included.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner", on view at the Neue Galerie from October 3, 2019 to January 13, 2020. Reservations required:
Check in with Claudia for the private viewing of our Manhattan rehearsal on November 6.

Open Door Theater presents
OpenDoor2019 (1743K)Just Got Back from Paris, France... and headed for Oak Park
Returning from the Cabaret Connexion Tour de France, we have tales to tell and songs to sing! Christine Steyer, Lou Galecki, Anne Burnell, Ava Logan, Barbara Smith, along with Beth Halevy, Carol Weston, Carmen Bodino, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Deborah Good, Jeni Schellenberg, Kyle Hustedt, Mary Joyce and Sue Berke with Elizabeth Doyle and Mark Burnell at the keyboard. Tickets are $35 VIP seating, $25 general admission, $15 students with ID. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are recommended. Call 708-386-5510, visit or buy now at
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 from 10am-2:30pm

The Song, The Style, and Your Voice—with Spider SaloffSpider morrisCrop (64K)

Location: DePaul School of Music Recital Hall (the older building)

DETAILS at the SongShopLive EVENTS page

Singing participants (limit 10): $75 - must be paid in advance. Auditors: $40
Please register at the DePaul CMD.

HelloByeBack (3310K)Featuring Evelyn DANNER, Vivian BECKFORD and Lynda GORDON, with guests Kimberly MANN, Ruth FUERST, and Teresa McGRATH. Emceed by Claudia HOMMEL with Mark BURNELL at the piano.
At the home of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block, HYDE PARK, Kenwood and 49th Streets.
A light supper will be served.
Suggested donation $15-25, VIP donation of $35 or more supports our Scholarship Fund.
Limited seating, reserve here soon.

—Clotilde Rullaud's exploration of Vocal Resonances

ClotildeResonanceIMG_20190919_151 (357K)Singers who met and worked with Clotilde Rullaud in Paris are eager to have her come to Chicago. This is a rare opportunity that every singer should take advantage of! Elizabeth Doyle, "Anyone interested in using their own body as an instrument will find Clotilde's workshop fascinating and essential." Barb Smith says, "Fabulous!"
DETAILS at the SongShopLive EVENTS page

Click here for the registration form. First come, first serve.

MatisseClaudiaCirque (197K)West Suburban Art Society presents
"Picasso and Matisse Go to the Music Hall" — a Vocal Canvas concert with projected images to "hear the painting, see the song." Claudia Hommel, accordionist Patricia Spaeth. Artwork from the Art Institute of Chicago. This is one of our favorite projects and we are excited to bring it back to the Chicago area!
Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President St., Glendale Heights, IL
Reservation information for the luncheon show to follow.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 at 7:30 pm
HelloByeFrontB (1783K) featuring Carmen BODINO, Dan JOHNSON, David STEPHENS, Leona ZIONS, with guests Gina MINCY, Samantha GAY, Lou GALECKI and Phil CALDWELL at the piano
At the home of Lou Galecki in Forest Park by Harlem Avenue and Lake Street
A table of sweets will be served.
Suggested donation $15-25, VIP donation of $35 or more supports our Scholarship Fund.
Limited seating, reserve here soon.