Vox Femina Los Angeles
(VFLA) is a women's choral ensemble dedicated to the performance of quality choral literature with an emphasis on music by female composers. VFLA is composed of women who are lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual.
The ensemble was founded in January 1997 by Iris Levine and Stacey Poston, and first performed as guest artists with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) in April 1997. VLFA is funded by grants and private donations.
VFLA has the ability to perform a highly eclectic repertoire. VFLA has demonstrated its support and encouragement of living composers by commissioning new works.
In addition to its purely musical activities, VFLA aims to celebrate women and build bridges within and beyond the lesbian and gay communities through educational outreach.
VFLA's record Simply... Vox Femina Los Angeles won the 2003 OutMusic award for best recording by a choir.
- Still I Rise (live recording) (2006)
- Simply... Vox Femina Los Angeles (studio recording) (2002)
- Taking Shape (live recording) (1999)
- American Choral Directors Association National Convention, Los Angeles, CA, February 2005
- GALA Choruses Quadrennial Festival, Montreal, Canada, July 2004
- American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention, Las Vegas, NV, February 2004
- Sound Circle (women’s a cappella choral ensemble), Boulder, Colorado, November 2002
- GALA Choruses Quadrennial Festival, San Jose, CA, July 2000
- American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention, Los Angeles, CA, February 2000