Tapestry International

Celebration of Women’s Choirs

Next offered: May 5-8, 2021
Application deadline: February 14, 2020

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  spend four days together sharing, rehearsing and giving public performances.  At Tapestry International, each ensemble’s unique voice is heard in a free concert called Choral Threads. The finale Celebration Concert in downtown Vancouver features cameos by each choir and all the choirs together on music rehearsed and conducted by the leaders of each ensemble.  In addition to this intensive musical interaction, there is time to sight-see and enjoy beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Past participants have included the Balkan Babes (BC), Brilliant Harmony (Japan), Cantus (Norway), Canzona Women’s Ensemble (CA), Esprit de Choeur (MB), Friches Ei (Japan), Gardabaer Women’s Choir (Iceland), Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus (MI), Mirinesse Women’s Choir (WA), Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble (CA), VOX Femina Los Angeles (CA), and Western Washington University’s Advanced Women’s Chorale (WA).

Applications for 2021 are now open. The Tapestry 2021 Call for Applications outlines the festival experience, the application process, timeline, and the costs involved. All applications will be considered together after the February 14, 2020 deadline, from which up to three choirs will be invited.  If you have any questions about this event or the application process, please email us.

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.

Watch a video featuring participants from Tapestry 2018 here.