Canzona Women’s Ensemble gears up for their Tapestry visit!

In the words of some of the choristers of Canzona Women’s Ensemble, here are what they have to say in anticipation of their upcoming visit to Vancouver to participate in the 3rd Tapestry International Festival of Women’s Choirs:

“Having never been in Vancouver, and barely to Canada, I am excited to see a city that everyone tells me is fabulous. And to sing with 120 amazing women means it will be an exquisite experience. Can’t wait to see the city and meet women from all over the world!” – Linda Wilson, soprano

“I’m extremely excited to participate in the Tapestry Festival. Having the opportunity to perform with such a large group of professional women singers will be a true highlight of my life. There’s something remarkable about blending so many voices together. Having sung at a U.S. National Gospel Convention, I know how uplifting and mystical it is to share a stage with lots of singers, and what incredible energy the performs can bring to each other and the audience. The festival will be a blast!” – Kalila Volkov, alto

“I am a retired nurse who has been privileged to sing in many countries, but never in Canada. I can’t wait to meet all the other singers and to make beautiful music with them.” – Nicki Edwards, alto

“I have always wanted to visit your beautiful city, especially after viewing the Winter Olympics in 2010.  I am so looking forward to meeting you, singing with you and “warming up” with a brisk walk around Stanley Park! ” – Lynne Robinett, alto

“I am looking forward to meeting and making music with other women committed to women’s choral  music, and to hearing how other groups are experiencing and expanding this art form, in both sound and repertoire.” – Susan Funk, soprano

“Although born in South Porcupine, Ontario, I grew up in Vancouver, from David Llloyd George Elementary School to Magee High School, to graduating from Vancouver General Hospital. I consider Vancouver my hometown and can’t wait to walk around the seawall at Stanley Park and  English Bay, as well as visit Queen Elizabeth Park, which will bring back so many happy memories. I’m so grateful to be able to sing with our wonderful choral group and being able to perform in Vancouver is just icing on the cake.” – Arlene Stone, soprano