COLFAX – After a hiatus of several years, the local women’s choir Tapestry is back.
The band performed on Monday evening May 2 at The United Methodist Church.
The choir was conducted by Liza Dailey and the choir performed 14 songs.
“We were really happy with how the concert went and it was a really wonderful audience,” Daily said. “I was really happy with how everyone sang. It was fun to hear how tight the vocals were.
The choir was accompanied by pianist Mary Wiley.
The songs performed were on the theme “Rivers, Lakes, and Seas Songs of the Water”.
Tapestry Women’s Choir performed a variety of songs ranging from acapella to body percussion.
“We did some fun things that made the audience laugh and I love seeing the audience move through us,” Dailey said.
The choir includes Marlene Michael, Linda Hennigar, Tani Duncan, Mary Chastain, Ana Maria Sears, Bonnie Brumley, Lindsay Mellor, Andrea Barrett, Kami Cornwall, Erica Anderson, Debbie Wolfe and Diane Monson.
The choir was originally scheduled to meet and perform in March 2020, but was closed due to COVID-19 mandates.
“It was mostly the same program that we were preparing in March 2020,” she said. “We had a good start, but it took us two and a half years to come back here and see unmasked faces.
“We used to have a bigger audience, but we didn’t expect to see as big of an audience as we did last night after the pandemic.
Tapestry Women’s Choir used to perform twice a year and the director fully intends to continue with the previous programming.
“Traditionally, we worked all spring and took the summer off. We prepare twice a year and hope to return to the same three sites in early December,” Dailey noted.
The choir is excited to perform again and Dailey is in the process of organizing the next set for the Christmas concert, she said.
“Just watching the pieces come together and seeing people come together has been a great experience for us. There’s even more to come,” she said.