Tapestry International

Celebration of Women’s Choirs

Every three years, Elektra welcomes up to three choirs from around the world to its Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs. Singing separately and as a massed choir with Elektra, our guest choirs will spend four days together sharing, rehearsing and giving public performances. Past participants have included the Balkan Babes (BC), Brilliant Harmony (Japan), Cantus (Norway), Canzona Women’s Ensemble (CA), Esprit de Choeur (MB), Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus (MI), Mirinesse Women’s Choir (WA), Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble (CA), and Western Washington University’s Advanced Women’s Chorale (WA).

Tapestry International 2018 took  place  May 2 – 5, 2018.  Elektra was thrilled to welcome choirs from Japan (Frisches Ei), Iceland (Gardabaer Women’s Choir) and Los Angeles (VOX Femina Los Angeles) to Vancouver. Each ensemble’s unique voice was heard in a free concert called Choral Threads. The Celebration Concert in downtown Vancouver on May 5 featured cameos by each choir and 140 voices together, and included  our 12 talented Mira Youth Mentorship singers.

Thinking of applying for 2021? This pdf created for the 2018 event gives a good overview of the festival experience, the application process, timeline, and the costs involved.  Note that changes will apply for 2021.  We plan to launch the updated version in December 2019.


If you would like to be added to the list of choirs notified of the application deadline and process for future Tapestry International events, please email us or call 604-739-1255.