London Harpists
 Ellen # 139

London Harpists

Kent Harpist Ellen, has performed in various locations throughout London and Southern England, both in Concerts and at private functions, particularly wedding ceremonies and receptions.  Venues include The Dorchester, The Park Lane Hilton, Partridges Gallery on New Bond Street, Brown’s Hotel, London, Mayfair Intercontinental, Leeds Castle and Chilston Park Country House Hotel. 

Solo Recitals aboard Cruise Ships include, National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Isles & Iceland, Fred Olsen, 1999. Page & Moy, Norwegian Fjords, Fred Olsen, 2001. 

Typical Programme of background music includes traditional romantic harp music, transcriptions of popular classical pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Debussy’s Arabesque and Satie’s Gymnopedie as well as a selection of light music including Cavatina from The Deer Hunter, Moon River and Gershwin Hit

Wedding Music 

Having specially chosen music performed live during a wedding ceremony can make all the difference by adding a personal and meaningful touch to the moment and to your memories. 

The Ceremony 

With the Ceremony, Ellen usually plays for a short period whilst guests are being seated, then for the Arrival of the Bride, the signing of the register and at the final procession of the bridal party and guests. 

Alternatively a solo singer can add a more traditional element to the ceremony with such favourites as Schubert’s Ave |Maria or Puccini’s O mio babbino caro during the signing of the register.  This is a particularly lovely option for a church wedding. 

Drinks Reception 

This is generally the moment seized by photographers to capture your wedding on film and can be a lengthy period for guests with nothing to do but drink celebratory champagne!  Romantic harp music can provide a focus for guests and create a welcoming atmosphere whilst your presence is required elsewhere. 

Wedding Breakfast 

The harp, as well as being the most romantic and beautiful instrument, has a very intimate sound but can also be heard over a party of 200 guests.  A mixture of musical styles played in the background can add a very special touch to the meal.

Sound Samples

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Education:

Postgraduate Early Music MMus student, Guildhall Scholl of Music & Dram, 2001-02.  Currently taught by Theresa Goble. Coached by Christian Curnyn & David Roblou.  Maste Classes with Emma Kirkby.  Previously studied with Sara Pring, Andrew Field & Robin Green.

BA Hons in Classics, University College London, First Class Honours, 1995-98. 

Member of the BBC Symphony Chorus performing at the BBC Proms including Last Night of the Proms and regular tours throughout Europe working under such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Pierre Boulez. 

In recognition of her work as a harpist and as a vocalist, Ellen won the 1994 Rochester-upon-Medway City Council Talent Trust Award.

Sample Repertoire

Bach, J.S.

Bach / Gounod Beethoven

Clarke

Debussy

Debussy

Greig

Handel

Holst

Massenet

Mendlessohn

Mendlessohn

Pachelbel

Puccini

Rodrigo

Satie

Schubert

Schubert

Andrès

Bach, J.S.

Bach, W.F.

Bochsa

Böhm

Charpentier

Delmas

Dussek

Giles

Gluck

Grandjany

Grandjany

Hasselmans

Hasselmans Hasselmans

Hasselmans

Hasselmans

Henson-Conant

Ibert

Naderman

Pässler

 

Renié

Rousseau

Pozzoli

Sammartini

Schumann

Tournier

Tournier

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Trad.

Thomas

Bolton

Gershwin

Gershwin

Gershwin

Horner

Howard

Legrand

Lloyd Webber

Lloyd Webber

Lloyd Webber

Lloyd Webber

Mancini

Rodgers

Zaret

Arioso

Ave Maria / Prelude no. 1 in C

Für elise

Trumpet Voluntary

Clair de lune

Première Arabesque

Morning (Peer Gynt Suite)

Largo (Xerxes)

I vow to thee my country

Méditation (Thaïs)

On wings of song

O, for the wings of a dove

Canon in D

O mio babbino caro

Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd movement)

Gymnopedie no. 1

Ave Maria

Lullaby

Aquatinte III

Sarabande (Partita no. 1)

Piece in A

Études

Minuet

Chanson Populaire

Prière

Sonata

Siesta

Dance (Alceste)

Petite Suite Classique

Rêverie, Barcarolle, Nocturne

Sérénade mélancolique (Feuilles d’Automne)

Rêverie, Rouet, Ronde de nuit

Calme

Petite Berceuse

Etude Mélodique

Nataliana

Scherzetto

Sonates

Rondo

 

Feuillets d’album

Menuet

Studies

Allegro

Bercelette

Quatre preludes

Etude de Concert Au Matin

O’er the Sea to Skye

Flow gently, sweet Afton

Loch Lomond

Eriskay Love Lilt

Christ Child’s Lullaby

Auld Lang Syne

Danny Boy

Greensleeves

All through the night

Watching the Wheat (Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn)

Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

Bidin’ my time

I get a kick out of you

Lullaby of Birdland

My heart will go on (Titanic)

Fly me to the moon

The windmills of your mind

Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

Memory (Cats)

I don’t know how to love him (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Pie Jesu (Requiem)

Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

You’ll never walk alone (Carousel)

Unchained Melody

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