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Tapestry Singers rock!


Tapestry Singers had a wonderful concert on the 3rd and made a special point of inviting former singers to join us for the encore to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The encore “Wise Mother” was written by former director Nell Manycats as an alternative to the Lord’s Prayer. Nell was there to sing with us! We have grown in numbers over the years from 14 to over 70. What a difference in the sound!

Wise Mother, whose love surrounds us, all you make is sacred.

This world is you, your voice speaks through it … to those who choose to listen.

This day is a gift in which to grow.

Please be patient with me, for I have been known to forget that.

And send me those blessings … to make me strong and honest in loving,

so that my inner light … reflects your spirit on all around me

like … a … blessing …¬†/ like … a … blessing … / ¬†like … a … blessing.

Singing with this chorus has been a spiritual practice for me. Regular attendance at our weekly rehearsals, practice in between, memorization, and supporting the chorus through volunteer opportunities. It’s like the title of one of our songs, “This Is the Sound of One Voice” by Ruth Moody. Even though we sang in harmony we were all in synch, making the differences among us fall away.