You may have heard by now that Artemis Singers will celebrate 40 years as a chorus next year in 2020. Do you know what other Chicago feminist organization is at the 40 year mark? Women & Children First Bookstore!
They are marking the occasion by holding a block party on Saturday, August 24, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Andersonville near the store. And guess who is among the entertainers — yes, your favorite lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers. Our set is at 2:00 pm, so please be sure to join us for this free celebration honoring one of Chicago’s finest gems.
Join us Saturday night, June 15 at 7:00 pm for “We Sing What Sparkles” followed by a dance with DJ OCD (Wanda Rodriguez).
Want to know more about the concert? The Chicago Sun-Times published a feature on it: read about us online.
Our guest artist is poet e nina jay, who has just published a new book, Bricks, Blood & Water. She has another performance and book signing on June 20 at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville. See https://bricksbloodwater.bpt.me for tickets to that event.
If you’ll be in the western suburbs Sunday, June 16, a group of Artemis Singers will perform at 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church of LaGrange in their program, “From Stonewall to LaGrange.” The venue is at S. LaGrange Rd at Cossitt Avenue. Also performing will be a group from Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Support Pride in the suburbs!
“We Sing What Sparkles” will be an interactive foot-stomping, heart-full, PRIDE-full concert immersing ourselves in the things that bring us together: friendship, love, grief, fun, and other joys of life. We will sing about the pieces of life that enliven us. We sing what sparkles as awakened memories and reminders of the precious value in our present moments in relationship.
WCPT-820 AM Chicago Progressive Talk spotlights the concert on its Art of the City segment:
We will use our bodies to create rhythm and percussion adding to the grounding awakening we experience through life’s ebbs and flows. The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness. It is based in this centeredness of our belief in how strong we are, singing about the sparkles of life that – when shared – build us up individually and together.
The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness.
Joy Culver, Artistic Director for “We Sing What Sparkles” concert
As the changing Seasons and Medicine Wheels across cultures represent universal elements, we will sing what sparkles through representations of Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, and Fire!
Saturday June 15, 7:00 pm concert followed by Dance with Live DJ First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago IL