Holiday Harp Ensemble

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Holiday Harp Ensemble

Holiday Harp Ensemble Performances by SVCAHS members
December 20th, 2012
San Jose Museum of Art
2nd Floor of Rotunda

The San Jose Museum of Art periodically sponsors “Art Inspired Events”. We were invited to provide ensemble holiday music on December 20th on the second floor of the rotunda.

Eleven of our Silicon Valley Chapter members performed in ensemble. Rev. Dr. Lynn Bailey conducted the ensemble and Ken Dinwiddie played the flute. Harpists joining the ensemble included Martha Bailey, Kristal Barlaan, Anna Bettisworth, Sue Dinwiddie, Carol Holsinger, Jennifer Hurley, Tamara Mead, Debbi Ricks and Brian Swager.

The evening began with an hour-long concert by “Wind in the Strings”, featuring Sue Dinwiddie on harp and Ken Dinwiddie on flute. They played a lovely selection of holiday favorites in the foyer of the museum. The ensemble then played twenty-nine holiday selections arranged for harp ensemble and accompanied by Ken Dinwiddie at the flute. The music was well received by the audience at the museum, amidst the beautiful “Christmas in the Park” celebration taking place outside the museum.

Martha and Lynn Bailey, Debbi Ricks, Lynne Rovin and Brian Swager did a lot of behind-the-scenes work to help make the event a success. Many of the selections performed by the ensemble have been edited into medleys and posted on Youtube. They can be found on our chapter’s new SVCAHS Youtube channel. We hope that more chapter members will participate in these enjoyable ensemble opportunities in the future.