Karen – Harpist

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  • Karen is a classically trained harpist and singer. She is an experienced performer and has played in many orchestras, hotels, private functions, weddings, christenings and funerals over the last thirty years.

    Karen can provide a beautiful background or feature performance for any event and is able to perform a broad range of musical styles encompassing classical, jazz, contemporary, celtic and music from the stage and screen.

    She has a vast repertoire of music and is delighted to work with you to select the perfect musical accompaniment for your special event.

  • 1 to 1.5 hours at ceremony, plus up to 1 hour at your reception as guests arrive for canapes.

  • Processional

    • Bridal March from ‘Lohengrin’ (Here Comes the Bride) – Wagner
    • Canon in D – Pachelbel
    • Zadok the Priest – Handel
    • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke


    • Wedding March from ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – Mendelssohn
    • Ode to Joy from the ‘Choral Symphony’ – Beethoven
    • I Vow to Thee my Country (Theme from Jupiter, The Planets and also used as the ‘World in Union’ for the Rugby World Cup) – Holst
    • Sinfonia from the Opera ‘Solomon’ (Arrival of the Queen of Sheba) – Handel
    • La Rejouissance from the ‘Royal Fireworks Suite’- Handel


    • Ave Maria – Schubert
    • Ave Maria – Gounod (based on JS Bach’s first prelude)
    • The Lord’s Prayer – Malotte
    • The Flower Duet from ‘Lakmé’ (used in the British Airways ad) – Delibes
    • O Mio Babbino Caro (O, My Beloved Father) from ‘Gianni Schicchi’ – Puccini
    • The Swan from ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ – Saint-Saëns
    • Clair de Lune – Debussy Prelude No. 1 – JS Bach
    • Gymnopédie No. 1 – Satie
    • Romance – traditional
    • Classical harp music by Hasselmans, Renié, Grandjany, Tournier, Bochsa etc.
    • Passacaille for Harp – Handel Harp Concerto in Bb – Handel


    • What a Wonderful World – Weiss & Thiele
    • Moon River from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ – Mancini
    • When I Fall in Love – Victor Young
    • It Had to Be You – Kahn & Jones
    • Till There Was You from ‘Music Man’ – Willson
    • Unforgettable – Gorden
    • Theme from ‘Love Story’ – Francis Lai
    • Over the Rainbow from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – Harburg & Arlen
    • My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from ‘Titanic’) – Horner & Jennings
    • Love is All Around from ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ – Reg Presley
    • Kissing You (Love Theme from ‘Romeo & Juliet’) – Des’ree & Atack
    • All I Ask of You from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ – Lloyd Webber, Hart & Stilgoe
    • Perhaps Love – John Denver
    • Eleanor Rigby – Lennon & McCartney
    • Fields of Gold – Sting
    • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
    • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
    • Your Song – John & Taupin
    • Heaven – Adams & Vallance
    • The Prayer – Sager & Foster
    • The Special Two – Missy Higgins
    • Stairway to Heaven – Page & Plant
    • Plus traditional folk music from Scotland, Ireland and Wales

    This is just a sample of popular selections however with a minimum of two weeks notice most pieces can be arranged and performed on request.

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