VOX Femina Los Angeles gives women voice through the performance of quality choral literature. Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, Vox Femina Los Angeles is a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect all women. Through music, the group aims to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.
Founded in 1997 by nationally recognized choral conductor Dr. Iris S. Levine, VOX Femina has made over 400 appearances throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. The women of VOX sing culturally diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to the contemporary, in a wide range of styles and languages. Throughout its 25 years, VOX has remained committed to commissioning new works for women's voices, collaborating with 40 composers on over 50 commissions since its founding. VOX also participates in the ACDA’s Women's Commissioning Consortium, which has commissioned an unprecedented 21 new works.
VOX carries out its mission and leverages its presence in the greater Southern California community through a growing number of artistic and community partnerships. In January 2019, VOX performed at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles along with nine other choirs in “Fulfilling the Dream,” a concert to promote social justice action. VOX was honored to kick off the first annual Los Angeles Women’s March with a performance at Pershing Square in 2017, and performed at the 2019 Women’s March with singer Ingrid Michaelson. VOX joined the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and more than 200 members of Southern California choirs in two performances at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in “I Rise” in July 2017. In 2020, VOX won the San Francisco Classical Voice Audience Choice Award for the Best Choral Performance of the 2019-2020 Season in the Los Angeles area.