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Harpers Hall makes its home in the San Francisco South Bay Area and Central California Coast. Our purpose is to promote an appreciation of the folk harp, to cultivate its living musical tradition, and to preserve the fun and magic of the harp for members and for the general public. To that end, we hold numerous events throughout the year, from harp jams to house concerts, festival performances to yearly weekend retreats. Journey through Harpers Hall to discover an enchanting world of harpers and learn their songs and their stories. Here you will meet many of the revelers, see the various lands they travel to, and find out how to join.

Check this page often for the latest announcements about workshops and concerts.

Harpers Hall Holiday Concerts!

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 4 - 5 pm -- Covenant Chamber Concert Series

at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, 670 East Meadow Drive

The Harpers Hall Ensemble will be presenting the first concert in the 2015- 2016 series. Ensemble, solo, and duet music, followed by a cookie reception and "harp petting zoo."

A Donation of $12 is requested for adults, with a $18 donation for families with children over 12.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 7:30 - 8:30 pm -- Season of Hope Concert Series

at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 80 South Market Street in San Jose

We are honored to be once again presenting the final concert in this wonderful series! Many have made this night an annual tradition. In addition to our performance, you can attend any and every night from December 12th through the 22nd for 11 other concerts from choirs, to ballet and orchestra! The concerts are free to attend, but you are invited to make donations at each concert that will benefit the Basilica's Social Ministry, which provides many services to the city's needy. Read about the programs below:

“Season of Hope Cathedral Performance Series”
…A gift from the heart of San José!

Continuing its history of over 200 years of service in the center of San Jose, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph presents its 20th annual Season of Hope  Performance Series.

Discover the perfect combination of elegance and hospitality as local performance groups offer their gift of talent.

On evenings from December 12th through the 23rd, inside this city’s magnificent Cathedral, artists from the Bay Area ranging from, the Silicon Valley Ballet, Celtic Harps, to the San Jose Youth Symphony, the Inter-faith community and students from local schools, will help inspire over 1000 audience members. Performers will present a free 45- 60 minute performance, starting at 7:30 PM. 

Each night a representative from the Cathedral’s Office of Social Ministry will share three minutes reflecting on its work… fostering the spirit of hope throughout the year; Monday –Friday providing food, shelter referral, and a free on-site Healthcare Clinic in partnership with Gardner Family Healthcare’s Homeless Project and our newest program Bridges of Hope partnering with Catholic Charities, First Christian Church, and the Department of Justice, helping to rebuild lives. You our neighbors provide us with the privilege of serving those living on the margins of our society.

Discover San José’s historic sites and enjoy some of the best restaurants … Take a walk through Christmas in the Park , enjoy a free concert inside the Cathedral, and go ice-skating in the circle of palms located next to the Fairmont.

A gift from the heart of San José, the Cathedral is a home to everyone!  Its beauty and concern regarding the most vulnerable in our community is a gift of hope, inspiration and joy.

             Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
                                           …A Gift from the Heart of San Jose, celebrating our 20th year

            December 12- 23, 2015
                    7:30 P.M. Nightly
                  (Performances are FREE)

 Saturday Dec. 12     San Jose JazzAll Star Combo
                                   Conductor, Aaron Lington
Sunday   Dec. 13       Presentation High School
                                   Director, Emily Bertram
Monday Dec. 14      Silicon Valley Ballet  
                                       Director Dalia Rawson                 
Tuesday Dec. 15      San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra
                                    Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor
Wednesday Dec. 16   Castillero Middle School
                                     David Finch, Music Director 
                                         Michelle Crivello, Dance Director
Thursday Dec. 17     San Jose State University Choraliers
                                    Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Conductor
Friday Dec. 18           San Jose Youth Symphony
                                    Yair Samet, Conductor
Saturday Dec. 19       California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
                                       Byung Kim, Conductor
Sunday Dec. 20          Posada
                                        Oswaldo Magallon, Director

Monday Dec. 21        San Jose Symphonic Choir
                                    Conductor, Leroy Kromm
Tuesday Dec. 22        Congregation Shir-Hadash
                                     Jewish Community
                                     Cantor, Devorah Felder-Levy

Wednesday Dec. 23   Harpers Hall Celtic Harps
                                     Director, Verlene Schermer  

                            80 South Market Street San Jose CA 95113


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Point of Contact Need a harper(s) for your wedding, holiday celebration, or special occasions? Drop us a line with your requirements and we'll pass the information to our revelers for reply. For additional information concerning Harpers Hall gatherings, events, CD's, etc., contact Kevin or Carol Holsinger, (650) 326-3146 (9am - 8pm Pacific Time) or e-mail kevin@holsingermusic.com


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