Tapestry

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Tapestry Tapestry (Photo (c) Susan Wilson)

Tapestry, a Boston-based vocal ensemble, was founded in 1995 at the Longy School of Music and made its debut with a performance of Steve Reich’s Tehillim at Jordan Hall. The trademark of the ensemble is combining medieval repertory and contemporary compositions in bold, conceptual programming.

The group’s concert appearances include the Utrecht Early Music Festival ; the Maastricht Musica Sacra Festival; Regensburg Tage Alter Musik ; the Flanders Festivals of Ghent and Brussels ; Le Donne in Musica, Rome, performances in Ottawa and Montreal; and at the Moscow Conservatory, with upcoming tours in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.  In the United States, Tapestry has performed in Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, Texas, Colorado, California, and Washington, D.C. 

Tapestry has made four recordings with Telarc International: Angeli, Music of Angels; Hildegard von Bingen: Celestial Light; Song of Songs ―Come into my Garden; The Fourth River;  Sapphire Night; and two recordings with the German label MDG.  The singers and instrumentalists teach at music conservatories and appear with many other early music ensembles, including Ensemble P.A.N., HourGlass, Sequentia, La Donna Musicale, Handel and Haydn Society, and King’s Noyse.  Tapestry performed at The Frick Collection in 1999.  

Playlist

Lyulyala, Lyulyala

Marcos Krieger (b.1967)

Awakening

Patricia Van Ness (b. 1951)

Ume

Lay Kar Kho (1972)

Vocalise

Robert Kyr (b. 1952)

Ave Maria from Triptych

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)

Nada Te Turbe

Joan Szymko (b. 1957)

Neda Voda

Balkan Roma Folk Tune

Beri’ah

James Falzone (b. 1971)

INTERMISSION

Largo from New World Symphony

Antonín Dvořàk (1841–1904)
arr. by Margaret Dryburgh

Goin’ Home

Antonín Dvořàk (1841–1904)
with lyrics by William Arms Fisher

Amazing Grace

Text by John Newton (1725–1807)
Shape Note tune, “New Britain”

Come, Pretty Love

Shaker Song arr. by Joan Szymko

Zion’s Walls

Revival Song arr. by Aaron Copland 1900-1990)
and Glenn Koponen

Ching-a-ring Chaw

Folk Song, Copland/Irving Fine (1914–1962)

God Bless the Child

Billie Holiday (1915–1959)
and Arthur Herzog, Jr. (1900–1983)

John Riley

Traditional American tune

I’m Going Away to Marbletown

Appalachian Folk Song

Swallowtail/Red-Haired Boy

Traditional Folk Tune

If You Love Me

Malvina Reynolds (1900–1978)

Lark in the Morning

Folk Song arr. by Shira Kammen

A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15

Samuel Barber (1910–1981)

Duan Amhairghine

Charles B. Griffin (b. 1968)

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