Exhilaration! Tapestry International 2009 Celebratory Finale

5PM March 1st, 2009 at Christ Church Cathedral

This was the grand finale concert of our first Tapestry International festival. From the concert program: “Tapestry – a rich combination of colours and designs woven together in a harmonious whole” is the perfect description of what all of us are about to hear and enjoy over these next few days. Elektra has a long history of bringing together women’s choirs to sing and learn from each other. We are excited this year to be raising the bar, making this a truly international event.

We welcome Brilliant Harmony from Japan with their dynamic conductor, Ko Matsushita, Western Washington University, University Choir Women under the inspiring direction of Timothy Fitzpatrick, the award-winning Balkan Babes from Victoria, BC, and of course our own Elektra Women’s Choir as hosts. Along with these guest choirs we are pleased to include for this special event 11 high-school aged singers, participants in our young singer mentorship program called Mira.”

The repertoire listed with links and details here is Elektra’s solo program and the massed choir repertoire. The solo segments performed by the three visiting ensembles were: The Balkan Babes: Sejala Sam Lenek traditional Croatian Zamuci se Boza majka traditional Bulgarian. arr. Kitka Nikolo le, Nikolcho le traditional Bulgarian, arr. Filip Kutev Oj Savice traditional Croatian Ozdolu Idu traditional Bulgarian, arr. Filip Kutev Alilo Georgian, arr. Kitka Western Washington University, University Choir Women: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten J. S. Bach Set me as a Seal Rene Clausen Diu diu dang a Chein Shan-Hua Brilliant Harmony: Agnus Dei Ko Matsushita Ave Regina Coelorum Ko Matsushita Hodie beata virgo Maria Ko Matsushita Les nymphes des bois Leo Delibes


Brilliant Harmony (Japan) Women's Choir
Brilliant Harmony (Japan)
Women’s Choir
Stephen Smith Piano
Stephen Smith
The Balkan Babes Women's Choir
The Balkan Babes
Women’s Choir
Western Washington University, University Choir Women Women's Choir
Western Washington University, University Choir Women
Women’s Choir

Performance Pieces:

  1. Ave Maria Canadian Work David MacIntyre
  2. How the Blossoms are Falling Canadian Work Ramona Luengen
  3. Love is a Rain of Diamonds Gwyneth Walker
  4. Dona Nobis Pacem Ko Matsushita
  5. Garden of Dreams, The Canadian Work Timothy Corlis
  6. Cantate Domino Canadian Work Imant Raminsh
  7. Away from the Roll of the Sea Canadian Work Allister MacGillivray Diane Loomer (arr) 
  8. Dobri Denek Anonymous Emil Cossetto (arr) 
  9. Chonkina Traditional Japanese Ko Matsushita (arr) 
  10. Here’s to Song Canadian Work Allister MacGillivray Diane Loomer (arr) 
  11. Praise His Holy Name Keith Hampton
  12. Tu Es Vytautas Miskinis
  13. Vecerje Rado Traditional Bulgarian

Canadian Work Legend Canadian Work