Tapestry International


Celebration of Women’s Choirs

Next offered: May 20222018
Application deadline: N/A

Note: Due to COVID-19, the 2021 edition of Tapestry International has been postponed to May 2022. The spots earned by the three invited choirs for 2021 are being held for them.  2021 wait-listed choirs may be contacted if those choirs are not able to attend.

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).

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.