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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 Vocal Ensemble, founded by Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt and Daniela Tosic, has established an international reputation for its bold conceptual programming of a wide range of vocal music. The LA Times writes "They sing beautifully separately and together with a glistening tone and precise intonation" and The Cleveland Plain Dealer describes Tapestry as "an ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears."

The ensemble has designed programs for The National Gallery in DC to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, America Sings at the Nation's Capital Festival at the Library of Congress, the Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles and The Between Heaven and Hell exhibit at the Bucerius Foundation in Hamburg, which was broadcast by the Norddeutsche Radio. They are touring a new program, Web of Lace which celebrates a diverse group of women composers from Impressionism to the present and will start touring Postcards from France in the summer of 2023.

The ensemble was founded at the Longy School of Music and has been in residence at First Church Congregational in Cambridge MA. Co-founder Laurie Monahan made her last official appearance with the ensemble in October 2022 at Early Music Now in Milwaukee, WI.

Tapestry has made 4 recordings with Telarc International: Angeli, Music of Angels; Hildegard von Bingen: Celestial Light; Song of Songs – Come into my Garden; and The Fourth River. To date Tapestry has made 2 recordings with German Label, 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.

Tapestry has toured extensively in Europe, the US and South America. Highlights 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, Moscow Conservatory, Donne in Musica, Rome; Jordan Hall, Boston; Hildegard von Bingen Symposium at the University of Oregon, Eugene; Kalamazoo Medieval Conference, MI; Frick Collection and Rockefeller University, NY; Harvard University, Da Camera of Houston; Early Music Concert Series, Boulder; Denver's Newman Performing Arts Center; Da Camera Society LA; Stanford University, Museum Concert, Cleveland, festivals in Ottawa and Montreal, and many others. Tapestry also performed Steve Reich's Tehillim under the baton of Marin Alsop with the Colorado and Cabrillo Festival Symphonies.


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