Ready to hear some new lesbian feminist music?

Make a plan to join Artemis Singers for our pride concert and dance June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm. We return to Hyde Park and the soaring gothic acoustically beautiful space in First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Plenty of street parking.

We’re world-premiering a new piece by effervescent chorus member Allison Downing called “I Chose the L,” asserting a clear preference. You’ll also hear our chorus’s first-ever performance of “Signs” by Ruth Huber, which artfully strings together protest signs seen at the Women’s March. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also world-premiering a new arrangement by our multi-talented Laurie Lee Moses called “Songs of Strong Sisters.” It’s every Sister-song we’ve ever sung distilled into one piece!

The concert theme is More than Music, reflecting the fact that as a community organization, Artemis provides a place where women come together to learn about each other, to harmonize, to socialize, to self-govern, to develop new skills, and to craft a performance. But at our foundation, we always come back to the music and to one another.

And since we’re talking about more than music…Artemis is delighted to welcome the stunning poet e nina jay as a guest artist. After the concert, you’ll definitely want to stay for the dance, with tunes spun by DJ OCD!

More than MusicYou can read the press release for quotes from our artistic/production team, or see them live in an interview with WCPT 820 radio show Out Chicago.

Discounted tickets for students, seniors and children. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Advance ticket sales have ended. You can buy your tickets at the door.


More than Music: Pride Concert and Dance

Artemis Singers Presents:
More than Music: Pride Concert and Dance

Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago 60637

Artemis Singers is about more than music.

We sing music written or arranged by women. That is what we do. We work to effect positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists, as well as to increase the visibility of lesbian feminists. In doing that, we explore the roots of who we are as women, as lesbians, as feminists. That in turn often leads us to themes of peace, community building, and social justice. We don’t always get along. Our meetings and rehearsals are sometimes less than harmonious. But whatever else happens, we always come back to the music and to one another.

Want to sing with us? Join us for new member night on Thursday, Jan 25!

More details to come!

Directions to the Workshop and Concert on Saturday

We’re so glad you’re coming! Note that Evanston Township High School is beautifully large! So you may want to familiarize yourself with the lay of the land.  The address is 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Illinois.

Click here for an enlarged Parking lot map.  Please park in Lot 2 on the West side of the school. Turn on Wildkit drive from Church Street.

ETHS Parking

From the parking lot or if you are on foot or taking a car share or taxi, enter Door 2, which is prominently marked. Then you are headed for the Arts wing (marked orange on the map below).

The workshop is located in room A252 on Floor 2.  Directly above that is where we have the concert in the Upstairs Theater on Floor 3.  There is an elevator very close to the workshop location and also to the Upstairs Theater.  Look for the overhead signage in the building. We will have some people posted in the hallways to help out.

(In the map below, North is to the right.) Give yourself some time to get from the building entrance to the venue. As we said, this building is large!

Evanston Township High School