Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 9/14/2018)

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

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Carnegie Library of Kewanee, Illinois
6 PM social hour, 6:30 PM dinner and 7:30 PM performance
"Music at the Carnegie—A Night in Paris" with Claudia Hommel, singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle, and accordionist Patricia Spaeth.
102 S. Tremont Street, Kewanee, IL 61443.
$35 for dinner and show. Reservations taken at KPL and (309) 852-4505

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The French are coming to Chicago as we continue the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion. A unique international cabaret conference to advance together the art of cabaret: 8 days and nights of concerts, roundtables, Razzle-Dazzle multimedia and song presentations, masterclasses and workshops. Headlined by Faith Prince, Alex Rybeck, Greta Pope, Elisabeth Howard, Elizabeth Doyle, Christian Pagès, Michèle Barbier, Clotilde Rullaud, and more!
Old Town School of Folk Music, DePaul School of Music, Petterino's, Davenport's, Wishbone North and Interntonal House and more venues throughout Chicago
Registration to audit master classes and participate in most workshops remains open.
Call 773-509-9360.

The Box Office is now open for all public events at

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 IHousePoster (102K)
Opening day public events of CPCx are co-sponsored by Global Voices Program at International House, University of Chicago
1:00 PM Film premier, screenings & previews: The Torchbearers, Mister Kelly’s, Ovations for a Wise Man and a Fool, XXY, Au Cabaret with filmmakers Cheryl E. Grant, Julia Cook, Clotilde Rullaud, David Marienthal.
3:30 PM Razzle-Dazzle #1: Cabaret New Yorkais (Jacques Protat and Maryline Rollet)
5:00 PM Razzle-Dazzle #2: 100 Years of Cabaret in Chicago (by June Sawyers and Charles Troy)
[Razzle-Dazzle is our new term for a multimedia & song presentation that brings musical history to life in song.]
$50 VIP Seating, $20 general admission, Free to U of C students with valid Light refreshments will be served throughout the day

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Davenport's Cabaret, 1383 N Milwaukee
For conference registrants: 10 AM master class with Faith Prince, 2:30 PM workshops with Kyle Hustedt (Playing with burlesque) and Alex Rybeck (Pianist as partner)
and an evening at Petterino's Monday Night Live and Davenport's Open Mic.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 Oct30Singers (159K)
For conference registrants: 10 AM workshops with Alex Rybeck, Kyle Hustedt and Greta Pope (Putting Your Act Together). A morning appointment in the Study Room of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at 7:30 PM—Willkommen, Beinvenue, Welcome: an evening of cabaret pizazz : Featuring Faith Prince, Denise Tomasello, Cindy Firing, Claudia Hommel, Johnny Rodgers, Spider Saloff with Alex Rybeck and Jeremy Kahn.
$37.50 general admission, $27.50 (limited income seniors), $17.50 (limited income youth and students) - (all fees included).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Halloween collage
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave
For conference registrants: Master classes with Faith Prince and Elisabeth Howard (Vocal Power).
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Evening roundtable on the "Economics of Cabaret" at 5:45 PM
Halloween concert at 8:30 PM: Skeltons, Cats, Clowns, Masks and More, featuring Clotilde Rullaud, Clovis le Musicopathe, Michèle Barbier, Mylène Launay, Jean-Claude Orfali, Patrick Pernet. Introduced by Elizabeth Doyle and Claudia Hommel. Audience is welcome to come in costume!
$10 general admission at the door or online:

Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave
For conference registrants: Master classes with Faith Prince, Christian Pagès (Voice Incorporated), Clotilde Rullaud (Vocal Colors), and Elizabeth Doyle, Megon McDonough, Carla Gordon (Songwriters in Cabaret)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC reception and concert at 6:30 and 7:30 PM: Paris Noir—celebrating Black culture in Paris,
featuring Lynne Jordan, Frieda Lee, Greta Pope, Ava Logan, Miguel de la Cerna. Special guest Michèle Barbier, personal secretary to Josephine Baker
Alliance Française, 810 N Dearborn (Chicago Avenue entrance)
$30 general admission, $25 for AF members and online:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Elizabeth3 (242K)
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave
For conference registrants: Master classes with Faith Prince, Christian Pagès, Clotilde Rullaud, and Spider Saloff (Jazz for singers)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Roundtable at 6 PM on the "Business of Cabaret" with Hilary Feldman; and Songwriters Connexion concert at 8 PM with Elizabeth Doyle, French and American songwriters.
Wishbone North restaurant, 3300 N Lincoln
Suggested donation $10 for roundtable and $12 for concert or online:

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DePaul School of Music, Recital Hall (lower level, southwest corner of Fullerton and Halsted)
For conference registrants: Master classes with Faith Prince, Dale Calandra (Comedy in song), Paul L Martin (The Golden Thread to Your Audience)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Roundtable at 5:45 PM on the "Future of Cabaret" with Karen Kohler (New York), Paul L Martin (London) and others.
Razzle Dazzle #3 at 8 PM: Cabaret of the Belle Epoque (by Yves Bertrand, with Elizabeth Doyle at the piano)
Razzle Dazzle #4 at 9 PM: French Women of Cabaret (by Françoise Miran)
$10 roundtable; $20 for the Razzles combined.

SUNDAY, November 4 DePaul School of Music Recital hall (lower level) at 804 W. Belden
at 7 PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLICShowcase Concert for master class participants, directed by Dale Calandra and Faith Prince. Followed by closing night party.
Suggested donation is $12.


  • November 9, 2018: Moline Public Library celebrates with the Figge Museum "French Moderns" with "Picasso and Matisse Go the Music Hall," a vocal canvas concert by Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle.