Past Seasons

all artwork, unless otherwise noted, is by member Sue Dunmore

From Stonewall to LaGrange: A Concert featuring Artemis Singers and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

We were the guests of First Congregational Church of La Grange for this celebratory concert on the afternoon of Sunday, June 16. Thank you to our hosts!

We Sing What Sparkles: Pride Concert and Dance

As the changing Seasons and Medicine Wheels across cultures represent universal elements, we sang 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

Dreamboat: An LGBTQIA+ Improv Team featuring Artemis Singers & Gone Gone

Artemis Singers previewed songs for the Sparkles concert, plus a couple of audience favorites.

Friday, June 7, 8:00pm
The iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St

Sheroes: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating famous women, current and historic, plus women leaders of our community and personal role models in our families. The Sheroes concert presented songs and stories of strong women we admire — women who made a difference, who stood up to power, who moved the people and worlds around them. 

Saturday, March 3, 7:00pm
Irish American Heritage Center, 4625 N. Knox Ave., Chicago IL

Opening for Queer Queens of Qomedy

Our pal Poppy Champlin invited us to open for her and her colleagues on the Queer Queens of Qomedy tour Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Holiday Hullabaloo with CGMC

We were pleased and honored to take part in late fall 2018 in a series of concerts to celebrate the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: the 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo! We joined CGMC plus 9 other LGBTQI+ arts groups to mark this milestone. 

We sang with the CGMC guys in all three performances: 

  • Fri Nov 30 at Chicago Millennium Park: Harris Theater 8pm
  • Sat Dec 1 in Skokie: North Shore Performing Arts Center 8pm
  • Sun Dec 2 on the south side: Beverly Arts Center 7pm 

Sister Singers Network Choral Festival, “More than Music Here”

June 27 – July 1, 2018   

We traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 12th Sister Singers Network Choral Festival. Artemis Singers was one of 20 choruses from around the country at this wonderful event hosted by the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus. We performed our set on Friday night and then joined one of the two Mass Choruses Saturday night to perform 4 pieces. It’s an incredible experience to perform for almost 600 women from other choruses, and to hear all of their creative, moving, funny, and breathtaking performances.

These choral festivals are held every four years. Artemis hosted in the 1980’s and then again in 2010.  Hmm, maybe you would like to take part in a festival like this. Join Artemis now and you can be a part of it all in 2022!

More Than Music – Pride Concert & Dance

Saturday, June 9, 2018 

artwork by Mary Ellen Burns

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. This concert featured those important themes and included a reading by guest poet, e nina jay, author of Body of Rooms.  And then we danced!! With DJ OCD at the mixer.

Location: First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago

Rise Up! events featuring special guest artist Melanie DeMore

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • Using Your Voice for Change workshop, 10am-3pm, with Melanie DeMore. Workshop participants were invited to perform with Melanie on several songs during the evening performance.
  • Rise Up! concert, 7pm, Artemis Singers and Melanie DeMore. Be inspired to make change in the world. You are powerful, my sister.

Location: Evanston Township High School – 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL.

Family of Friends – Pride concert & dance

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

We presented a positive, upbeat concert celebrating families and friends. Co-hosted by Affinity Community Services.

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

Press Release for Family of Friends

Wanting the Music – an original musical celebrating the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.

MichFest Musical Flyer

So.much.fun.  We had over 500 people from 17 states and provinces joining us to remember MichFest. Besides having an original script and 6 original songs, the chorus sang pieces from beloved Michigan artists, and we also had a craftswomyn area, wristbands, T-shirts (still a few available–contact us!), and bare-breasted festie-goers (you are the BEST audience ever)! A Choral Musical of the Michigan Festival

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm & Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago.

Press Release for Wanting the Music

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Voices of Joyful Rebellion Pride Concert & Dance

Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Broadway United Methodist, Chicago
Saturday, June 18, 2016, cohosted by Affinity Community Services at First Unitarian, Chicago

We presented songs of rebellion, including “Goddesses’ Rage” by Chicago composer Paula Walowitz, the source of our concert title: “This violation of all that is holy must stop. It’s gone on too long. Voices of joyful rebellion are swelling. The power of life is again growing strong.”

Joyful Rebellion Press Release

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Wildest Dreams Concert

If we were only limited by our imaginations, where would we go?

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie

Wildest Dreams Press Release

 

Proud to Be Me 2015 postcard

Proud to Be . . . Me! Concert & Dance

June 6, 2015, at Broadway United Methodist, 3338 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60657.

June 13, 2015, at Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643. Benefit for Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization that serves LGBTQ and Black communities.

Proud to Be Me Press Release

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Loves Lost, Loves Found

February 6 & 7, 2015, at Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 Lincoln Ave, Skokie.

Loves Lost Press Release

Women in Music Concert

November 16, 2014. Artemis Singers performed at the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band concert, with celebrity guest emcee Lea DeLaria, at Preston Bradley Center, Chicago. See coverage in press.

Sister Singers Network Festival: Returning to Our Roots

Friday, July 25, 2014, at University of Illinois, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

A Feminist Mosaic Pride Concert and Dance

May 31, 2014, at Broadway United Methodist, Chicago. Feminist Mosaic Press Release

Chicago Loop Pedway Concert

December 21, 2013, at Holiday Hub, Block 37, 108 N. State Street, Chicago. PRESS RELEASE

A Midwinter Night's Journey - 2013. Art by Sue Dunmore.

A Midwinter Night’s Journey

A journey into the longest night – songs of the Winter Solstice

December 6 & 7, 2013, at Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 Lincoln Ave, Skokie. PRESS RELEASE

Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Signing

November 20, 2013, at University of Illinois at Chicago-Forum.

March on Springfield for Marriage Equality

October 21, 2013, at Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois.

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Amazon Women Rise! Pride Concert and Dance

June 1, 2013, at Broadway United Methodist, Chicago. PRESS RELEASE

Many Voices Create the Song

January 19, 2013, at Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 Lincoln Ave, Skokie. PRESS RELEASE

Girls Night Out - 2012. Art by Sue Dunmore.

Girls’ Night Out Pride Concert and Dance

Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Broadway United Methodist, Chicago. PRESS RELEASE

Near and Far Concert - 2012. Art by Sue Dunmore.

Near and Far

Saturday, January 11, 2012, at Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago.

Shall We Dance Pride Concert and Dance

Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Broadway United Methodist, Chicago.

Our Kind Of Sound - 2010. Art by Nicky Joice.

Art by Nicky Joice.

Our Kind of Sound: Artemis Singers Turns 30!

December 4, 2010, at Skokie Theatre.

Our Kind of Sound: Sister Singers Network 10th National Women’s Choral Festival

June 30-July 5, 2010, hosted by Artemis Singers at Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus.

Artemis Singers: Sampler

March 4, 2010, at Sulzer Public Library.

Girl Meets Girls - An Artemis Singers Musical - 2009

Artemis Singers: A Girl Meets Girls Musical

with original script by Loraine Edwalds

June 20, 2009, at COS Episcopal Church.

Peace, Freedom, & Justice Concert

with Tricia Alexander and Diana Laffey

December 6, 2008, at Berry United Methodist Church.

Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame: Induction of Artemis Singers!

December 13, 2008, at Chicago Cultural Center.

Chicago Pride: Sounds of Our City

with Karen Mooney & Friends

June 13, 2008, at Harold Washington Public Library.

Womensing: A Journey Through the History of Women and Song

June 21, 2008, at Berry United Methodist Church.

Hallowe’en Samhain Concert

October 20, 2007, Kindred Hearts, St. James Presbyterian.

Songs of the Seventies

March 3, 2007, at Kindred Hearts, St. James Presbyterian.

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