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
One 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
NEW THIS YEAR!
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 winterharp.com and at all concerts.
Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church:
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): theactmapleridge.org/
Full information at: winterharp.com
Winter Harp 2017 Tour Schedule
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2:00pm
Raven’s Cry Theatre
Tickets are also available at Sechelt Visitors Centre and at Laedeli Gifts & Cards in Gibsons.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30pm
Sid Williams Theatre
Tickets at The Sid Williams Theatre Box Office, www.sidwilliamstheatre.com
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 ticketfly.com. 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
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
Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:00pm AND
Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:00pm
The ACT Arts Centre
Tickets at The ACT Box Office