If you’re a woman singer with a lesbian feminist inclination, consider joining us! After completing four decades as a chorus, we are committed to better representing the lesbian feminist community across cultures, colors, and ages. The beauty of this ever-evolving chorus is that all voices matter. We each take part in choosing what and where Artemis sings, as we create powerful performances together.
In “normal” times, we rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on the northwest side of Chicago. The rehearsal space is accessible by CTA L, bus, or car (ample free parking on-site). During COVID times, we are making different accommodations to ensure that members are safe during rehearsal.
Artemis Singers is a non-audition chorus open to all women singers, regardless of experience level or music reading ability. We do ask that each singer be able to hold a melody and be excited to sing with a lesbian feminist chorus that performs music written or arranged by women.
Prospective new members are invited to visit and sit in on 2 rehearsals at the start of a new season. After the 2nd rehearsal, each new singer will meet with a director to do a pitch matching exercise that will help us to place her in the appropriate part section. She will need to be able to match pitch and sing notes that fit within at least one of the part-ranges that our music is written for–Soprano 1 to Alto 2.
New members may begin rehearsing with us at our next New Member Night, which we usually have 2 times each year. Due to Covid-19 considerations, we are still figuring out exactly when that will be. See below for contact information if you wish to get an update.
Participation donations for singers are $20 per month or $200 per year; financial waivers are available if needed.
We also welcome non-singing members who want to contribute other skills to the chorus, such as fundraising, promotion, concert production, and graphic arts. Participation donations for non-singers are $10 per month or $100 per year; financial waivers are available if needed.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 773-764-4465.