Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 11/11/2021)

Claudia's SongShop for the art of song interpretation plays Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music and meets most Saturday afternoons in private homes north and southside. Learn more at

  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021:
    6 PM to 10 PM
    Celebrating the life and music of Bob Moreen, the Quintessential Cabaret Man
    Le Piano, 6970 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago
    Entertainment beginning at 7 PM provided by Barb Bailey, Carla Gordon, Ester Hana, Claudia Hommel, Daryl Nitz, and Suzanne Petri, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Doyle.
    Passed hors d'oeuvres with Red, White and Bubbly will be followed by cash bar and Le Piano's fine menu. Admission is Complimentary but donations to the Bob Moreen Music Library are encouraged. "Pay to sing for Bob!" First come, first sing until we close the doors!
    Limited seating: to reserve your place, to sing after intermission, or to make a donation, please visit

    Inspired by Frida, a Vocal Canvas luncheon concert
    We celebrate Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the fiery pain and resilience of her life, her work, and her tumultuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera. "Hear the paintings" by Kahlo and Rivera, Picasso, Sargent and others. "See the songs" by Granados, Grever, Montsalvatge, Lecuona, Cy Coleman, Doyle, and more. Led by singer-pianist-composer Elizabeth Doyle and singer Claudia Hommel, with singers Sean Harris and Sonia Oyola, and pianist Peter Storms.
    Exclusively for the members of the West Suburban Art Society.

  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021:
    7 PM
    DePaul School of Music Recital Hall
    SongShop Live presents Invitation to a Voyage
    The spirit of thanks and giving gets a special meaning when it's an invitation to a voyage, a journey for life.
    Songs from Berlioz to Schumann, Berlin to Sondheim, and more. Music-directed by Howard Pfeifer, and performed by Christian Halvorsen, Claudia Hommel, Jessie Bolger, Jonathan Lewis, Ric Medici, Ruth Fuerst and others to be announced.
    Free admission. Donations are encouraged to support our SongShop Scholarship Fund. Reserve your place at the SongShop RSVP page.
    The Recital Hall is on the ground floor of the North Building, SW corner Fullerton and approximately 2380 N Halsted. Vaccination and masks required to attend.
    Call 773.509.9360 for more information.


  • MAY 6-15, 2022: Launching the first Chicago Cabaret Week festival of 10 nights of concerts and weekend matinees
  • MAY 9-14, 2022: Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion conference, weekdays in Chicago
  • MAY 18, 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
  • JUNE 22-26, 2022: Producing the premiere of Bellissima Opera's Future Perfect the opera.