Tapestry International


Celebration of Women’s Choirs

Next offered: May 20222018

Choir application deadline has passed

Individual conductors may register up to March 31, 2022

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).

Individual conductors may register to attend Tapestry International 2022 as observers. The $325 CAD Participant Fee includes the Welcome Dinner, Conductors’ and Managers’ Lunch, an informal Friday dinner, Saturday Afterglow party, scores for the massed choir pieces, busing to and from the Friday concert venue, and reserved seats at both concerts.  Not included are travel to/from Vancouver, housing, and all other meals. The deadline to register is March 31, 2022.  Write to manager@elektra.ca for more information and to register.

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.