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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.
Two Harpers Hall Ensemble Holiday Concerts!
Sunday, December 14th, at 4:00 pm
and Sunday, December 23rd, at 7:30 pm
The Harpers Hall Ensemble, plus solos and duets by Harpers Hall members, will be performing in two concerts this holiday season. The first concert, 12/14/14, is at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, CA and is part of the Covenant Chamber Concert Series. The second concert, 12/23/14, is at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown San Jose, and is the final concert in the Season of Hope Series. After each concert, there will be an opportunity to come up and try the harps, or ask questions of the harpers!
Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 670 E. Meadow, Palo Alto, CA. Suggested Donation $10 adults, $15 families with children under 12. The concert starts at 4:00 pm and is one hour in length. Harpers Hall CDs will be for sale after the concert as well as CDs by members of Harpers Hall. (CDs make great gifts -- perfect for stocking stuffers!)
St. Joseph's Cathedral is located at 80 S. Market St., San Jose, CA. There is no charge to attend the concert, but there will be a free will offering box, and we would encourage you to give what you can. The proceeds go to the Cathedral's downtown ministries. The Cathedral provides food, shelter, medical care, and a job search program to those in need, regardless of race or creed, crossing all cultural boundaries. The concert starts at 7:30 and is one hour in length.
Christmas in the Park will be in full swing througout the Season of Hope Series, so plan on bringing the family for a full evening of fun!
Save the date! for the annual "Retreat from the World" at Venture Retreat Center in Pescadero
Thursday - Monday, February 12th - 16th, 2015
Here's your invitation to repeat an annual tradition, or perhaps begin a new one. The weekend is full of harps, art, nature, hot-tub soaking, reading books, visiting, hiking, stargazing, watching the fire -- doing whatever you want. You can fit in more practicing than you make time for at home, jam with friends, or "just" listen to others and be inspired to learn new tunes or techniques. The atmosphere is nurturing, warm, inviting, and centered around music. We generally have a "works-in-progress" time on Saturday evening, while the rest of the weekend is very unstructured. You can sleep in the main house or tent or car-camp. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Kevin at Kevin@HolsingerMusic.
Our newest CD "Harpers Holiday" is available to order -- click here!
Harpers Hall has it's very own announcement Yahoo Group called Harpers Hall News. It is used to distribute announcements to the public about our activities. Here you will find news about the latest ensemble performances and about concerts and workshops sponsored by Harpers Hall. Join this Yahoo Group to be automatically notified about our events:
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 email@example.com
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