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Christmas Harp Concert | Advent Allegro Series

Another harp solo Christmas concert!  This was part of the Advent Allegro series at Faith Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Coming back to this church was especially meaningful for me – it was where I had my very first harp … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Illinois Harp Music

The Jacksonville Area Conference of Churches puts together a Thanksgiving service each year, featuring a choir with members from area churches.  This year, it also included organ, violin, and harp music! I played two solo harp pieces, “Cantique de Jean … 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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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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Central IL Harpist ~ Music for an Art Opening

Each month, the Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville celebrates the start of a new exhibit with an opening reception and gallery talk by the featured artist.  They also have live music as guests mingle and view the collection. January’s exhibit … Continue reading

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Wedding Ceremony Music – Harpist in Central Illinois

What a special day to be able to play for the wedding ceremony of a couple I’ve known for years and see every Sunday at church!  Doug and Dianne were married at Wesley Chapel United Methodist in Jacksonville on the … Continue reading

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Harp Music for Mother’s Day – Central IL Harpist

This was my second Mother’s Day since gaining the name “Mama,” and it was such a pleasure to spend it with the mothers and daughters at Centenary UMC in Jacksonville!  My own mother (who spent countless hours on the road … Continue reading

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Funeral Music in Central Illinois

It was the greatest honor to play for the funeral of the 102-year-old Dr. Bone.  I grew up in the house next door to his, and Jacksonville lost a kind and generous soul with his passing.  He was much-loved, and … Continue reading

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Harp Music for Lent | Church Service in Jacksonville, IL

March 5th was the first Sunday of Lent, and I was invited to play for the service at the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Illinois.  For the first time, my daughter (now nearly 2 years old) was able to accompany … Continue reading

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Central Illinois Harpist – Music for the Governor Duncan Holiday Gala

During the holidays, parties are held any night of the week!  This Tuesday evening event was a fundraiser for the Governor Duncan Mansion, and held at Hamilton’s 100 Northeast in Jacksonville, Illinois. As guests arrived and perused the silent and live … Continue reading

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