It is always a special honor to be asked to provide music for funerals and memorial services. There is something so ethereal about the harp that it lends itself perfectly for these solemn occasions. The music of the harp is truly uplifting, and can soothe the grieving.
This was a memorial service arranged by the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend to honor those who had passed away during the last six months. The service was held in Plymouth, Indiana, at the First United Church of Christ. I played a variety of hymns, classical pieces, and Celtic tunes as people gathered in the church, and also an instrumental solo (“Pie Jesu” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem) during a time for reflection.
The service included a candle lighting ceremony and a reading of the names of those who had passed away. The conclusion of the service was singing “Let There be Peace On Earth,” which I accompanied on the piano. Hospice volunteers provided cookies and snacks for a reception in the church’s fellowship hall.
I provide music for funerals, visitations, graveside services and memorial services throughout the Midwest. I am also available for last-minute bookings, and will work with your church musicians. Please visit my website, Funeral Harp Music, or call me at 1-574-344-9401 to find out more about how the harp can fit in with your plans.