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Praise for Tapestry

Tapestry is fast carving a formidable reputation as one of North America’s most polished ensembles.

Jonathan Webster, Classic CD

Hypnotically beautiful... inexhaustible cornucopia of sensual pleasures.

Jonathan Saville, San Diego Reader

This is an outstanding performance, such as I have rarely heard.

Mary Berry, Gramophone

Tapestry was founded by Cristi Catt, Daniela Tosic, and Laurie Monahan (emerita) to create bold, conceptual programs that travel through time, weaving together a diverse range of genres and colors. The Cleveland Plain Dealer describes Tapestry as “an ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears.”

Tapestry has performed with orchestras, choruses, and chamber ensembles. Each program beckons the listener to a new time and place—“an inexhaustible cornucopia of sensual pleasures,” according to the San Diego Reader. Tapestry’s first inspirations were Hildegard von Bingen and medieval polyphony, Steve Reich, and contemporary composers who wrote specifically for the ensemble. In 2018, Tapestry expanded their repertoire to include works of impressionists including Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Vaughan Williams for a US tour to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of WW1 Armistice Day, culminating with a performance at the National Gallery in Washington DC. Transcending Boundaries builds on their impressionistic discoveries and weaves in works of Duke Ellington, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Florence Price, and a rousing tango from Jocelyn Pook. Women composers are celebrated in Faces of a Woman (early music), and Postcards from France takes a spirited journey throughout France with a quick hop over the pond to Quebec and Louisiana. Tapestry collaborates with vocalists Deborah Rentz-Moore and Clare McNamara, Shira Kammen, medieval strings and fiddle, pianist John Mc Donald, clarinetist James Falzone and most recently Jeremiah McLane, accordion, and guitarist, Andrew VanNorstrand.

Concert appearances include the Utrecht Early Music and the Maastricht Musica Sacra Festivals, Regensburg’s Tage Alter Musik, the Flanders Festivals of Gent and Brussels, a Banco Republico tour of Colombia, Le Donne in Musica, Rome; Jordan Hall, Boston; Hildegard von Bingen Symposium at the University of Oregon, Eugene; Kalamazoo Medieval Conference, Michigan; Frick Collection and Rockefeller University, NY; Harvard University, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Da Camera of Houston; Early Music Concert Series, Boulder; Denver’s Newman Performing Arts Center; Da Camera Society LA; Between Heaven and Hell at the Bucerius Foundation in Hamburg, (broadcast by Norddeutsche Radio); Stanford University, Museum Concert, Cleveland; festivals in Ottawa and Montreal, Song Festival in Riga, Latvia; Moscow Conservatory, Russia, and many others. Tapestry also performed under the baton of Marin Alsop with the Colorado and Cabrillo Festival Symphonies.

Tapestry has four recordings with Telarc International: Angeli, Music of Angels; Hildegard von Bingen: Celestial Light; Song of Songs—Come into my Garden; and The Fourth River. Tapestry has made two recordings with German Label Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm (MDG): Sapphire Night and Faces of a Woman. Sapphire Night won the Echo Prize, Germany’s highest honor for a recording and The Fourth River is a past winner of Chamber Music America Recording of the Year.

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