Winter Harp 2017 Vancouver & Area Concerts Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver



2017 Vancouver & Area Concerts

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver

Tickets at Tickets Tonight

Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 13 & 14, 7:30 pm: Blue Shore Financial Performing Arts

Centre, Capilano University, North Vancouver

Sunday, Dec. 17: 3:00 & 7:00 pm – The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge

(see full tour schedule below)


With its medieval instruments, period costumes, and centuries-old melodies, Winter Harp has the ability to transport audience members to another time and place.”  — Vancouver Sun


LoriPappajohnOne of this country’s most joyous annual traditions returns to Vancouver and area this December as part of a nine-city BC concert schedule. Winter Harp performs five times in three local cities to close out their 13-concert 2017 tour.

Known for sold-out houses and standing ovations, the ensemble comes back to St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church on Saturday, Dec. 16, in addition to performances in North Vancouver Dec. 13 and 14, and two shows in Maple Ridge on Sunday, Dec. 17. Full BC tour details are below.

The welcome return of Winter Harp offers a wondrous concert experience that captures the joyful spirit of the season. On stage, Winter Harp’s outstanding musicians and singers, clad in breath-taking medieval attire, perform a collection of music that ranges from familiar carols to Celtic and medieval music. At theatre performances, magical backdrops of cathedral and snow set the stage for golden Celtic and classical harps, drums, temple bells, flutes, violin/fiddle and an assortment of beautiful ancient and rare instruments – including the ethereal-sounding bass psaltery (the only one like it in the world), the organistrum (an early form of the hurdy-gurdy) and the Swedish nyckelharpa.


Winter Harp concerts have become a must-see event on the Christmas concert calendar, drawing enthusiastic audiences from across BC and beyond.


“We’re thrilled to return to Vancouver and BC in 2017,” says Winter Harp co-founder and musical director, Lori Pappajohn. “Winter Harp concerts both evoke and create beautiful memories. We remember the Christmas trees we decorated, the joy of spending time with loved ones, the anticipation of Christmas morning. At Winter Harp the carols we perform and the stories and poems we read take people into their memories. And they leave the concert with beautiful new memories. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and new at the concerts.”


This year’s ensemble of outstanding artists welcomes special guest, Amy Stephen. A popular and multi-talented artist, Amy is probably best known for her starring role in the popular Celtic band, Mad Pudding. Also joining Winter Harp or the 2017 tour is virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Bruce Henczel and acclaimed harpist Lani Krantz. You can view ensemble information HERE.


The 2017 Winter Harp Ensemble includes:

Lauri Lyster: percussion, vocals

Jeff Pelletier: flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, penny whistle, bass psaltery

Krista Gibbard: voice, bass psaltery

Adam Henderson: narrator, percussion, organistrum

Lani Krantz: classical harp, vocals

Amy Stephen: Celtic harp, vocals, penny whistle, accordion, psaltery

Bruce Henczel: violin/fiddle, viola-cello, percussion

Lori Pappajohn: Winter Harp Director



Winter Harp is pleased to announce the release of their new CD! “Winter’s Eve — Gentle songs of Winter and Christmas” will be available online at and at all concerts.


Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church:

Tickets Tonight 604-684-2787, | $25 – $44.75 

Other Vancouver area concerts:

Dec. 13 & 14: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano


Dec. 17: The ACT in Maple Ridge (2 shows):

Full information at:


Winter Harp 2017 Tour Schedule


Thursday, Nov. 30, 2:00pm

Raven’s Cry Theatre

Tickets available online at Tickets Tonight & by phone at 604-684-2787 (service charges apply).

Tickets are also available at Sechelt Visitors Centre and at Laedeli Gifts & Cards in Gibsons.


New Westminster

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30pm

Massey Theatre

Tickets at Massey Box Office: 604-521-5050 and



Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30pm

Sid Williams Theatre

Tickets at The Sid Williams Theatre Box Office,



Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30pm

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Tickets at Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop, and Alix Goolden Hall, by phone at

250-386-5311 or 1-888-717-6121, and online at Service charge applies

to online, phone, and Alix Goolden box office purchases.



Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:30pm AND

Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30pm

Tickets at the Port Theatre Box Office



Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:00pm

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Tickets at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Ticket Centre.



Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7:30pm

Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Tickets at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Box Office


North Vancouver

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:30pm AND

Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30pm

Blue Shore Financial Performing Arts Centre, Capilano University

Tickets at the Performing Arts Centre Box Office.



Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30pm

St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church

Tickets at Tickets Tonight


Maple Ridge

Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:00pm AND

Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:00pm

The ACT Arts Centre

Tickets at The ACT Box Office