HOLLYWOOD—Vox Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, they are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect everyone as a family of women. Through music, this group’s aim is to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person. Dr. Iris S. Levine founded Vox in 1997. In the past 12 years, Vox has established itself as one of the preeminent women’s choruses in the United States with a demonstrated ability to perform a highly eclectic repertoire, some of which can be heard on several recordings. It has actively fulfilled its goals through an exciting schedule of performances, touring and educational outreach. Vox Femina Los Angeles is funded through grants and private donations.

Canyon News spoke exclusively with Dr. Iris Levine recently. The talented director tells Canyon News, “We were founded because John Bailey, the artist and director of the Gay Men’s Choir kept suggesting we start an all female group. We, however, decided to be open to every woman who felt she had something to give to the effort. So we have every group within the community of women represented. We started out initially with 19 women. We are a singing group of between 32 and 35 at this point. We support each other and our community of women as a group and individually.”

WHAT/WHO: Vox celebrates the glories, wonders and gifts of the natural world and adds her voice to those calling for us all to save “Mother Nature.” Cool Blue: Songs for a Green Earth is Vox’s final concert of the season and the repertoire will explore the many ways that we can preserve and protect our beautiful planet. Repertoire will be an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional choral pieces from the classical, world, folk, and popular genres. Audience members will receive helpful tips on how to live a “greener” life and Vox will “sing for the beauty of the earth.”

WHEN: Saturday, June 26, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School at 200 South Grand in Los Angeles

TICKETS: $25 in advance ($30 at the door) by calling
310-922-0025 or at voxfeminala.org
or via e-mail at vfla@voxfeminala.org