Artemis Singers was the first women’s singing ensemble in the U.S. to explicitly identify as a lesbian feminist chorus. Artemis Singers is dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women and thus highlights historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women. Artemis Singers’ initial meeting took place in June 1979, and the chorus was formally introduced in December 1980 at the second annual Chicago Gay/Lesbian Community Band and Windy City Gay Chorus concert, “Don We Now . . . II.”
Panelists will discuss the past, present, and future of Artemis Singers and include Ruth Clark, Meta Hellman, and Elise Dunham, and be moderated by Diana Clegg. The virtual panel will be held Saturday, September 26, 3:30-5:00 pm (Central).
Video of Artemis Singers performance of “Fishing with the Lesbians,” at Our Kind of Sound, Sister Singers Network 10th National Women’s Choral Festival, Chicago, July 1-4, 2010.