Posts in the Category: Events

The Harp in Worship – Christian Harp Conference


July 27-31, 2017
Centennial Covenant Church
401 W Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO 80120

Thursday, July 27

$15 suggested donation

Concert at 7pm (Sanctuary)
Opening worship and concerts by The River Harp Ensemble and Greg Buchanan

Greg is a world-class harpist whose agressive …

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Laurie Riley Concert & Workshops


Saturday, July 1st
Unity Spiritual Center Denver
3021 South University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

Solo Harp Concert 7:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.  Doors open at 7pm.
Adults $15 / 12 and under $10

Two Celtic Harp Workshops

One Workshop …

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Harptacular 2017 – Free to Attend, Just Register!



1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 / 303-683-4100

Harptacular is bringing a unique learning, networking and performance opportunity!   Join us for a harp-filled weekend featuring …

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Piper Jones Band


Frances Cunningham, EJ Jones and Wolf Loescher
Bagpipes, chords, percussion – a lively concert of tunes and songs!

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Hampden Hall
Englewood Civic Center
1000 Englewood Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Englewood, CO 80110

Doors open at 6pm, music …

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Sunita Staneslow in Concert


Saturday, February 4th, 2017

One of the Harp World’s most popular performers, arrangers and teachers.
Sponsored by Kolacny Music and the Colorado Celtic Harp Society

Solo Celtic Harp Concert. Saturday February 4th 7:30 pm
Unity Spiritual Center Denver
3021 South …

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Rhett Barnwell in Concert


Concert August 19th, 7pm
Workshops August 20th

Rhett Barnwell has distinguished himself as a composer and arranger of music for both the Celtic and pedal harp. He is the founder of Seraphim Music, which specializes in sacred, classical and meditative music for solo lever or pedal harp, and harp with voice. He is in demand as a performer and has given workshops at all major harp events. It is a pleasure to finally welcome him to Colorado.

Tickets at the door $15 Adults / 12 and under $10 – Doors open at 6:30pm
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 9203 South University Boulevard / Highlands Ranch, CO 80131


Saturday August 20th
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 9203 South University Boulevard / Highlands Ranch, CO 80131
Reserve your place in advance by calling 303-722-6081. Pay Rhett at the workshop.
One workshop $30 or take both for $50

Morning workshop: “Go For Baroque”. 10:30 to noon. Arrive at 10am to get set up and tuned. This workshop takes an in-depth look at this glorious period of musical composition in which great composers wrote a large amount of music for every instrument except the harp. We will explore the reasons for this omission, and examine the relatively small body of music that actually was written for the harp during this time. More importantly, we will examine the wealth of transcriptions for lever and pedal harp that now make it possible for us to perform all the Baroque music we could ever want. Performance practice, trills, and other fun things will be discussed as we seek to bring this beautiful music alive on modern lever and pedal harps. All levels, lecture and hands-on.

Lunch break: Noon to One. We suggest bringing a sack lunch. Water and cookies provided.

Afternoon workshop: “Gregorian Chant for the Harp” 1pm to 2:30 PM With the recent surge of interest in Gregorian chant, many people are rediscovering this most ancient form of sung prayer. We will look at the origins of Gregorian chant and see its fundamental role in the shaping of Western sacred music. These simple and beautifully profound melodies lend themselves well to being played on the harp, and this workshop will explore how to do this as well as examining existing arrangements. All levels, lecture and hands-on.

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Enchanted Garden


Presented by Colorado Celtic Harp Society
Songs and Stories of Magical Realms with harp and fiddle.

House Concert
Saturday June 25th at 7:30pm

Children’s Program
Sunday June 26th at 3:00pm
Please Bring Your Own Lawn Chair

Lyre Technique with Thilo Viehrig Saturday June 25, 2pm– $25

Medieval depictions of lyre players (usually King David) show one hand of the player touching the strings in the “playing window” from behind while the other hand strums or plucks the strings from the front of the instrument. In this way, some strings are stopped or damped, so that they do not sound, while the open strings sound when the other hand strums across all of the strings. Changing the fingers to damp other strings causes different notes to sound together. This is often called the “block and strum” lyre technique. Melodies can also be played in this manner, but the player must think in reverse to a harp, for example: the strings which should NOT sound must be touched. Alternating damping and plucking in the left hand and strumming and plucking in the right hand offers a myriad of varied and complex musical possibilities. Thilo will have instruments on hand to experiment with, but it is also possible to use this technique on a harp, so no one will be left out!


Where? 3120 S Decatur St., 80236
Questions? Contact 720.421.3992

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