Artemis Singers is a lesbian feminist chorus comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women. The chorus works to effect positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists, as well as to increase the visibility of lesbian feminists.
Our goal in selecting and performing music is to provide an emotionally moving, spiritually and aesthetically uplifting, and politically motivating experience to our audience. We aim to entertain, amuse, and educate; to highlight historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women; and most of all, to share a sense of community with our audience.
We put on public concerts twice a year, and we also perform at private functions and fundraisers by invitation.
Membership is open to all women singers, regardless of musical background. No audition is required.
We are a self-directed chorus with no paid staff. Women who choose to direct with Artemis Singers may direct one or many songs, and we may have five or more different directors during any single performance. Our music is selected at meetings open to any member who chooses to participate. For each concert, we arrive at a theme and find a volunteer to serve as Artistic Director. Sometimes an Artistic Director candidate suggests her own theme, other times the theme comes first.
Artemis Singers is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation. Contributions to our organization are tax deductible.
Listen to this public service announcement about Artemis Singers from WPCT-AM 820:
This interview ran on radio station WCPT-AM 820 in May 2014: