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Orchestral Harpist with the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra

My freelance performing schedule doesn’t permit me to participate in an orchestra regularly, but the slower season in February worked out for a night of playing harp parts for some well-known operatic love songs and symphonic pieces! I joined the … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Wedding Music ~ Harpist in Central Illinois

I love when couples choose wedding music that has special meaning to them!  Anne and Jason asked for me to play all of the music I knew from the Harry Potter movies for their cocktail hour at the Wyndham City … Continue reading

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Harp Music for Christmas Eve

It was such a pleasure to be back at College Park Christian Church.  This was the third year in a row that I have played harp preludes for their Christmas Eve services. Harp music sets a peaceful and reflective mood … Continue reading

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Christmas Wedding at Pere Marquette

I’m loving all the Christmas weddings this year!  Marilyn and Greg were married in front of the fireplace at Pere Marqette State Park Lodge in Grafton, Illinois.  The harp looked beautiful with the giant Christmas tree! The prelude included “Edelweiss” … Continue reading

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Christmas Party at Allerton Mansion

I always love the first holiday party of the year.  With a summer and autumn full of weddings, it’s exciting to get my fingers back on the traditional carols.  There’s nothing like these familiar songs to get me counting the … Continue reading

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Central Illinois Wedding Music ~ Ceremony at Hamilton’s 110 North East

Andrea and Phillip were married on Black Friday at Hamilton’s 110 Northeast.  A much better way to spend the day than with the crowds out shopping!  Their ceremony was in the Fireside Room, followed by the reception in the South … Continue reading

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Champaign-Urbana Wedding Music ~ Pear Tree Estate

Pear Tree Estate is a beautiful venue just outside of Champaign, Illinois.  With large windows, you can be in the comfort of the indoors, but still see the glow of the fall colors everywhere you look! Small world – the … Continue reading

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Central Illinois Harpist ~ Music for a Donor Recognition Dinner

As MacMurray College in Jacksonville celebrated Homecoming, they welcomed alumni from around the country to campus.  They recognized donors to the college with a banquet at McClelland Dining Hall. Guests started with cocktails and appetizers on the north half of … Continue reading

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Wedding at Pere Marquette ~ St. Louis Harp, Violin, & Cello Trio

This was supposed to be my final outdoor wedding of 2018, but temperatures in the low 50s moved the ceremony indoors.  Much cozier by the fireplace at Pere Marquette!  Close to St. Louis, it still feels a world away, and … Continue reading

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St. Louis Harpist ~ Wedding on a Farm

Weddings at home are always so personal, but certainly have their logistical challenges!  Fortunately, the groom’s family farm provided both a lovely ceremony site, a place for the reception tent, and plenty of parking for guests!  They made a wise … Continue reading

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