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Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Artemis Singers “Embracing the Night” Concert

Artemis Singers,, Chicago’s lesbian feminist chorus, presents “Embracing the Night” Concert of choral and popular music about finding inner strength. The program begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, Illinois. The nonprofit Artemis Singers, founded in 1980, specializes in performing music written or arranged by women. The concert features the Chicago premiere of Nigerian-American musician Ayo Awosika’s “How We Start Again.” On the program also is “Gamba Adisa,” by composer Joan Szymko, working from the words of the black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde. Artemis will present the song, “Night,” music by mid-20th century composer, Florence Price, who was part of the Chicago Black Renaissance, and words by Harlem Renaissance poet Bessie Mayle. The chorus is weaving popular music with choral works, including the haunting “She Lingers On” by Zanaida Robles. The concert is accessible.

Ticket prices: $25 adults, $20 students (with ID). Tickets are also available on a sliding scale suggested donation of $10 – $30. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Additional donations are tax deductible. Artemis Singers is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.

Ample free street parking is nearby. The church has a small free parking lot. Public transportation is available via CTA. The venue is 3 blocks south of the CTA Green Line’s Oak Park Avenue stop. For more information, visit, email or call (773) 764-4465.


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