A fascination with modern and ancient musical settings of the Old Testament's The Song of Songs helped the three singers of Boston-based Tapestry to find their direction twenty years ago. They created a live concert, and later recorded an album, Song of Songs: Come Into My Garden, which guided the listener down a carefully curated path of songs from the past thousand years. On November 6th, singers Cristi Catt, Laurie Monahan, and Daniela Tošić brought a refreshed update to the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.
Prior to Tapestry's concert, soprano Cristi Catt spoke with Cara Lieurance and gave an overview of the program. They discussed the poetry of the Song of Songs text, and the conversation veered to yoga practice, and the teaching of contemporary improvisation. Catt is an instructor at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.