Our Sponsors Make the Connexion!

Become a contributor at any level
Every donation counts toward underwriting this project as we prepare the third exchange—the Cabaret Connexion Tour de France, September 12-22, 20-19. The Chicagoland summer concerts (Americans to Paris Roadshows) are on target to raise over $5000 from admissions and generous "passing of the hat" at each concert. Visit the RSVP page to attend the next events.

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. citysealdcaselogomll (186K)

We received this $4500 grant from DCASE to support our travel expenses to attend the conference in France in September 2019. You can help match this grant by making individual contributions to Working in Concert, earmarked for the Cabaret Connexion. Help us continue the exchange that puts Cabaret on the World Map.

Individual Donors 2018

We recognize here those who have donated $250 or more to the Chicago 2018 fund campaign. Keynote sponsors are in bold:
Dr. Carey and Brett August
Drew Fase
Lynda Gordon
Rosemary Krimbel
Floyd Mittleman
Marcie and Robert Y. Paddock, Jr
Genevieve Phelps
Jack Rose
Steve and Suzanne Sharer
Lydia Stux
Denise Tomasello and Donald Conover
Robert Yassan

Grants and Corporate Sponsors 2018

Cliff Dwellers Foundation —$400

Illinois Arts Council Arts Tour grant —$1000. Several of our venues receive support from the ArtsTour program of the Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Humanities Council "Illinois Speaks" micro-grants —$1000. IHClogo
Our 3 Roundtable discussions on the Business, Economics and Future of Cabaret plus our Razzle-Dazzle on the history of Cabaret in Chicago are made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

Venue support

The following venues have given us incredible support, either free or greatly reduced rental rates, in order to partner with the Cabaret Connexion conference.

AllianceFrancaiseLogo (11K)Alliance Française de Chicago presents Paris Noir in concert and conversation, November 1, 2018.

Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago sponsors our August 30, 2018 pre-conference concert
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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Davenport's Cabaret and Piano Bar hosts two days of conference workshops Ds@20 (212K)

DePaul University School of Music Community Music Division DePaul

DePaul's Community Music Division founder and director Dr. Susanne Baker is one of our earliest and steadfast supporters. CMD has hosted Claudia Hommel's award-winning SongShop "art of song interpretation" workshop since 2003. The School of Music will host our November 3 and 4 workshops and events.

International House, University of Chicago—Global Voices Program I-House Global Voices (91K)

OTSlogo (40K)Old Town School of Folk Music will host two days of workshops, a field trip for school children, and the World Music Wednesday Halloween concert.

Stage 773 and TimeLine Theatre join forces to present our opening concert, October 30, 2018 on the stage of TimeLine's production of Terrence McNally's Master Class.
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John H. Vanderpoel Art Museum at 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago 60643. Sponsor of one of our summer 2018 concerts, John H. Vanderpoel Art Association is in residence at Ridge Park through the Chicago Park District's Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks.
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Organization endorsements

L'Alliance Francophone, president Jean R. Guion

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The Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities InternationalCSCI 2018 Logo (593K)
The Paris Committee and its co-chairs David Reithoffer and Brett August are among the first to officially endorse the Cabaret Connexion and to help us connect to other potential supporters in our sister cities.

chat noir harmatton (13K)Collection Cabaret of L'Harmattan publishers in Paris. Collection editor Christian Stalla, singer-songwriter and artist, brings to our Cabaret Connexion an extensive network of singers and authors, without which this exchange would not have begun in earnest.

FCC.Logo (51K)France Chicago Center is a University of Chicago-based interdisciplinary organization that facilitates, promotes, and fosters stronger ties between University of Chicago students and researchers and their colleagues in France, while increasing awareness within the University of Chicago community of French culture, art, and thought.

SongShop, Songshoplogotext an ongoing workshop for the art of song interpretation, was established at the Community Music Division of DePaul School of Music in 2003. The weekly sessions are led by Claudia Hommel with a coterie of pianist/coaches including Bob Moreen, Elizabeth Doyle, Phil Caldwell, Philip Seward, Mark Burnell, Bobby Schiff. SongShop Live concerts take place in homes and venues across Chicago.

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Founded by Cappy Kidd and Claudia Hommel, this working group commits all its available resources to growing this ongoing collaboration.

Fractured Atlas Fractured logo 200 (11K)
Fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas allows us to accept tax-deductible donations and promotes our project nationally.
Working In Concert is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Fractured Atlas will receive donations and grants for the charitable purposes of Working in Concert's Campaign for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Working In Concert must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Individual Donors 2017

In addition to our concert audiences who give generously at concerts and garden parties, we thank the following keynote donors who contributed between $100 and $1000:
Cliff & Ann Joseph
Clyde Whitaker
Genevieve Phelps
Jack Rose
Joan Staples
Kathy and Roger Huff
Lynda Gordon
Robert Yassan
Steve and Suzanne Sharer
Steven Roger Cole
We thank singers who registered for the program and joined Elizabeth, Claudia, Kat and Natalja in Paris:
Barb Smith
Carol Weston
Carrie Hedges
Deborah Good
Lydia Stux
Marilena Serbanescu
Mary Joyce
Rebecca Toon
Sue Berke
And we thank singers who gave of their time to perform at the Chicago concerts. We expect them to come with us to France next time!
Ava Logan
Cynthia Clarey
Jo Rainey
Lynne Jordan

Correspondant en FRANCE
Yves Bertrand : 06 30 25 22 49
Correspondent in CHICAGO
Claudia Hommel : 1-773-509-9360

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