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French singer to present 'cabaret' concerts May 1

Contact: Christina Chapple


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Claudia Hommel

     HAMMOND – Actor-singer Claudia Hommel will present two special multi-lingual concerts May 1 at Southeastern Louisiana University.

     Best known for her cabaret concerts and recordings celebrating Paris, the city of her birth, Hommel will perform at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium. The free performances are open to the public.

     Not to be limited to the role of “French chanteuse,” Hommel is a gifted and uniquely versatile artist. Her repertoire encompasses French chansons, American standards, 19th and 20th century art songs and theater music. Her performances at Southeastern will include songs in French, Spanish, German and Italian.

     Jazz critic Neil Tesser describes Hommel as, "Not Piaf, or Dietrich or Garland; instead Hommel sings in blithe celebration of life and love, in a tone as clear as the bells of Notre Dame; more the boulevardier, a latter-day counterpart to Maurice Chevalier, the quintessence of all things French."

     Touring nationally, Hommel is a favorite from the Club at Chicago Symphony Center to the Frick Center in Pittsburgh, from California to North Carolina, offering also a variety of school programs and master classes.

     Her guest appearance is sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Student Government Association, and French Club and the French Consulate in New Orleans.

     For more information, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Evelyne Bornier,, or Katherine Kolb, To learn more about Claudia Hommel, visit

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