For a Chicago-Paris Cabaret Connexion

Purpose:

Instigating a Singers Exchange with a 3-day gathering in Paris, September 15-17, 2017.
We begin by bringing together more than a dozen committed singers from both sides of the Atlantic and an interested public to enjoy the results!

Leading the Chicago delegation will be singer-pianist-composer Elizabeth Doyle, singer-actors Claudia Hommel, and Kat Victoria. Claudia and Elizabeth will lead the Chicago component of our master classes; Kat will make a presentation on Black female singers who thrived in Paris, and we will be joined by Jean-Claude Orfali at the piano.

TIMELINE:

  • JULY 23, 2017 —Fund-raising kick-off concert for Chicago contingent. Details at www.chicagopariscabaretconnexion.org
  • SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017:
    FRIDAY—
    Contingent of Chicago cabaret artists joins colleagues from France to meet and “jam” at the historic Cabaret Lapin Agile, dine together nearby where we will be joined by Christian Stalla (former cabaret performer and current editor of the Cabaret Collection for Editions l'Harmattan), then return to see the late night show.
    SATURDAY—
    Song Interpretation master class of US and French singers, hosted by Atelier du Chant in the Latin Quarter; open to singers and auditors of any age, professionals and amateurs alike.
    Evening presentation and concert at the Studio Raspail (216 bd Raspail, 75014): Illustrated lecture by author of La chanson de proximité , Michel Trihoreau reviews history and current state of cabaret in France.
    Followed by a concert feature our leading lights, Marie-Thérèse ORAIN, Nathalie JOLY, Mylène LAUNAY, Claudia HOMMEL, Elizabeth DOYLE, Kat VICTORIA
    SUNDAY—
    A visit to Bal musette at the base of rue Mouffetard. Then master class continues. Concluding with a public concert by all participants (venue to be announced).
  • LATE SPRING or EARLY SUMMER 2018-Chicago hosts the exchange for similar 3 days
If you are interested in joining the Cabaret Connexion, whether from Chicago, Paris, or any other city on either side of the ocean, please visit the www.chicagopariscabaretconnexion.org and contact Claudia at any time.