St. Paul’s Artist Series present STARRY NIGHT: A CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY CELEBRATION featuring TAPESTRY women’s vocal ensemble performing music from the past and present for an unforgettable journey through the cosmos and the cycles of life. The concert takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (305 W. Seventh at Pine Street) on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased in advance through the St. Paul’s website. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the concert. For tickets and more information, visit:http://www.stpaulschatt.org/concert-season/.
The award-winning TAPESTRY vocal ensemble, based in Boston, has established an international reputation for its bold conceptual programming which combines medieval and traditional repertory with contemporary compositions. Founded in 1995 by Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt, and Daniela Tošić, critics have praised their rich distinctive voices, their “technically spot-on singing” and their emotionally charged performances. The LA Times writes “They sing beautifully separately and together with a glistening tone and precise intonation.” For this program, they are joined by renowned, multi-faceted musician James Falzone (clarinet, whistles, chimes and shruti box).
Vocalist Cristi Catt, comments: “Starry Night was originally created by Tapestry for a special onsite performance at the famed Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, where Edwin Hubble made his discoveries about the expanding universe. To celebrate the holiday season, Tapestry presents a one-of-a-kind experience weaving together our individual voices with clarinetist James Falzone and sculpting our sound to the unique ambiance of St. Paul’s Church. Since the dawn of time, humans in every culture have looked up and gazed at the same sky, looking to the stars for understanding of the greater world. Through Starry Night, Tapestry takes audiences on a journey exploring the cycles of the moon and stars, as well as human life from childhood to young love, and finally to the wisdom of age. Alan Hovhannes’s beautiful melody, In Early Dawn Song, serves as a common thread through the concert as seasonal favorites such as the Coventry, Cherry Tree, and Wexford carols are woven into a program featuring Nuit d’Etoiles by Debussy, Lady Moon by Hovhannes, and 16th century Spanish Villancicos. Tapestry breathes life into the beautiful lyrics of this program in which “hearts rejoice,” “angels sing,” and everyone is invited to “enjoy life while you can, dance and celebrate. We look forward to sharing our beautiful and uplifting Starry Night program with Chattanooga audiences.”