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VOX Femina Los Angeles
Press Kit

Extended Bio

Founded in January 1997, VOX Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief, and sexual identity, we are dedicated to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through our music, we seek to create a world which affirms the worth and dignity of every person.

 

Since our debut, VOX has performed a catalogue of music exemplifying diverse musical styles and repertoire. In keeping with our mission, VOX has commissioned over 50 new works for women’s voices, and collaborated with over 35 contemporary composers. In addition to our season schedule, which includes three subscription concerts, three free community concerts, and a cabaret night, VOX has been active in community outreach, performing and participating in over 200 community events and collaborating with other arts organizations such as the LA Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and VOX Dance Theatre.  In 2016, VOX was named District Nonprofit of the Year by then-State Senator Holly Mitchell; in 2017, VOX participated in the international Golden State Choral Trophy competition, winning the women’s category and the 2nd highest score overall; in 2018, VOX was selected to participate in the Tapestry International Festival in Vancouver, Canada. VOX was awarded the San Francisco Classical Voice Audience Choice Award for the Best Choral Performance of the 2019-2020 season in the LA area. In 2022, VOX was invited to perform as a Featured Ensemble at the ACDA Wester Region Conference in Long Beach.

VOX Femina’s Music Education program was a long-hoped-for goal initiated during the 2016-2017 school year to help address the deficit of music education programs in Los Angeles public schools, with the objectives of offering free music programming to under-resourced students; introducing students to the choral art form; and paving the way for the next generation of choral music lovers and singers.

 

VOX Femina Los Angeles is honored to have received grants from the California Arts Council; Chorus America; the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; the City of West Hollywood; the City of Culver City; the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture; the National Endowment for the Arts; AIDS Healthcare Foundation; the David Bohnett Foundation; California Community Foundation – Brody Arts Fund; the Colburn Foundation; the Confidence Foundation; the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation; GALA Choruses; the James Irvine Foundation; The Music Man Foundation; Open Meadows Foundation; the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; and Pasadena Showcase for the Arts. 

Short Bio

Founded in January 1997 by Dr. Iris S. Levine, VOX Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief, and sexual identity, VOX is dedicated to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through our music, we seek to create a world which affirms the worth and dignity of every person.

 

Since its debut, VOX has performed a catalogue of music exemplifying diverse musical styles and repertoire, and has commissioned over 50 new works for women’s voices, collaborating with over 35 contemporary composers. VOX is honored to have performed with other Los Angeles arts organizations such as the LA Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and CONTRA Tiempo Activist Dance Theater. Honors and Awards received by VOX include being named District Nonprofit of the Year by State Senator Holly Mitchell; First Place in the women’s category of the international Golden State Choral Trophy competition, selection to be one of four choirs to participate in the Tapestry International Festival in Vancouver, Canada, and  the SFCV Audience Choice Award for the Best Choral Performance in the LA area. In June of 2024, VOX will make its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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