Artemis Singers

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Artemis Singers is an American lesbian feminist chorus based in Chicago, Illinois.[1][2][3] Its goals are to create positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and female artists and to "increase the visibility of lesbian feminists."[4][5]

Founded in 1980, it is one of the earliest lesbian feminist chorus in the United States. In 2008, Artemis was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.[6] The group only performs music created by female composers or lyricists, or arranged by female arrangers.[7] During the group's early period, they had an assigned traditional music director but the system gradually evolved into a self-organized, non-hierarchical system.[7] Currently, several members act as music directors during each performance.[6]


  1. ^ UGC, Chicago Tribune. "ARTEMIS SINGERS PRESENTS JUNE 1 PRIDE CONCERT AND DANCE". Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ "Artemis Singers Voices of Joyful Rebellion at First Unitarian Church of Chicago | Metromix Chicago". Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  3. ^ "Nonprofit (Chicago): Artemis Singers". Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  4. ^ "Center on Halsted - Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center". Archived from the original on 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  5. ^ "Artemis Singers - Chicago | Chicagoland LGBTQ Services Directory". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  6. ^ a b Baudler, Liz (May 28, 2014). "Mother, daughter part of artemis singers". Windy City Times. Chicago.
  7. ^ a b Maxwell, Carrie (November 12, 2014). "Artemis singers: Celebrating 35 years of shows". Windy City Times. Chicago.