Proramme for St Patrick’s Day Concert at Midhurst

Concert Programme
Concert Programme
Celtic Medley: Brian Boru/Greensleeves/ Glenlivit Trad.Celtic
O’Carolan’s Concerto/ Eleanor Plunkett O’Carolan
Chaconne J Clarke
Entry of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Habanera Ortiz
Black and White Rag Botsford
Viva la Vida Coldplay
INTERVAL (CDs are on sale during the interval)
Fancy Shuffle Rosetti
Take Five Brubeck
He's a Pirate Badelt
Tango for Harp Salzedo
Canon Pachelbel
Isabella Burke/Planxty Drew O'Carolan
Danny Boy Trad. Irish
Plus miscellaneous solo items to be announced during the programme.
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Next Concert

Our next concert Saturday 17th March at 7.30 p.m. (St Patrick’s Day)
Midhurst Parish Church
St Mary Magdalene and St Denys,
Church Hill,
Midhurst,
West Sussex,
GU29 9NX

The International Harp Ensemble presents a St Patrick’s Day Concert including the fantastic Ian Young Jazz Quartet

Tickets Adults £8; Children £5 Available from the Church Office 01730815356 Or Betty Marston on 01730813784


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The IHE do it again

The Harp Ensemble gave a fabulous performance at tonight’s concert in St Martin’s Church, Epsom. Some really professional solo items extended an already varied and popular programme of ensemble pieces. Everybody seemed to feel it was one of the best performances and looked forward to a return event in the not too distant future.

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Exciting news for October

Sunday 21st October

Camberley Theatre
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey
GU15 3SY

Faryl Smith to perform alongside the International Harp Ensemble

On 31 May 2008, Faryl Smith’s life changed dramatically when she sang her way into people’s hearts and minds all over Britain during the final round of ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent.”

One minute Faryl Smith was an ordinary schoolgirl from Northamptonshire who liked to sing in the choir, play football, and shop with her friends – the next minute Simon Cowell was praising her in front of a national television audience, calling her “literally one in a million” and “the most talented youngster I’ve ever heard.”

“Breathtaking voice simply stunningKatherine Jenkins

Now Faryl  will be singing with the International Harp Ensemble

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On Stage

In February, out of tens of thousands of entrants the Ensemble were short listed to the final 100 to audition at the Hammersmith Apollo for ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. They achieved a resounding four ‘yeses’ and rarely given compliments from Simon Cowell who is renowned for not appreciating the harp and its beauty. The Ensemble narrowly missed being one of the forty semi-finalists to go forward to the next stage, but to have been selected from such large number of acts was a great achievement and something they are proud of!

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Concert Programme for Saturday announced

Concert Programme
Concert Programme
Celtic Medley: Brian Boru/Greensleeves/ Glenlivit Trad.Celtic
O’Carolan’s Concerto/ Eleanor Plunkett O’Carolan
Chariots of Fire (Ainsworth Trio.)
Midnight Dance (Alana Homan) A Homan
Chaconne J Clarke
Entry of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Harp Solo (Candy Bowtell)
Habanera Ortiz
Black and White Rag Botsford
Caballero - Harp and Double Bass (Edward Ball and Luisa Cordell) J Merle
Great Day ( Jamie Mason) N Gustavson
Viva la Vida Coldplay
INTERVAL (CDs are on sale during the interval)
Fancy Shuffle Rosetti
Take Five Brubeck
Fire Dance (Imogen Cliff) Watkins
Blistering Rock (Elizabeth Martin-Drew) Green
He's a Pirate Badelt
Arabian Dance Tchaikovsky
Chinese Dance Tchaikovsky
Watching the Wheat (Rachel Munn) Thomas
Priere (Rebecca Wood) Delmas
Canon Pachelbel
Isabella Burke/Planxty Drew O'Carolan
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New Harp Ensemble Website Launched today

Comment on our new look website. Thanks to Chris Dicken and Graham. Tell us what you think. Email harpensemble7@gmail.com until the automatic Comments On is set up.

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Why so much O’Carolan music

O’Carolan was born in 1670, the son of an iron founder. What is most incredible about his music playing is that he became blind from smallpox at the age of 18. He had a prodigeous output of songs and poetry during his life as an itinerant harper, little of which was written down but over 200 have been transcribed from later traditional players. We love the vitality of his tunes which form the core of Irish traditional  harp music and are a must for our repertoire.

O’Carolan bridges the gap between continental art music on the one hand, and the Gaelic harp and folk music on the other. At his best he wrote music that is distinctively Irish, yet has an international flavor as well. It is this achievement that suggests that Turlough Carolan does indeed deserve the title of Ireland’s ‘National Composer.’

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Our next concert Saturday 3rd March at 7.30

St Martin’s Church, Epsom 7.30pm

Church Street,
EPSOM,
Surrey,
KT17 4PX

The Sound of a Thousand Strings 

The International Harp Ensemble will be performing at St Martin’s Church on Saturday 3rd March at 7.30pm.

Concert Programme
Concert Programme
Celtic Medley: Brian Boru/Greensleeves/ Glenlivit Trad.Celtic
O’Carolan’s Concerto/ Eleanor Plunkett O’Carolan
Chariots of Fire (Ainsworth Trio.)
Midnight Dance (Alana Homan) A Homan
Chaconne J Clarke
Entry of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Harp Solo (Candy Bowtell)
Habanera Ortiz
Black and White Rag Botsford
Caballero - Harp and Double Bass (Edward Ball and Luisa Cordell) J Merle
Great Day ( Jamie Mason) N Gustavson
Viva la Vida Coldplay
INTERVAL (CDs are on sale during the interval)
Fancy Shuffle Rosetti
Take Five Brubeck
Fire Dance (Imogen Cliff) Watkins
Blistering Rock (Elizabeth Martin-Drew) Green
He's a Pirate Badelt
Arabian Dance Tchaikovsky
Chinese Dance Tchaikovsky
Watching the Wheat (Rachel Munn) Thomas
Priere (Rebecca Wood) Delmas
Canon Pachelbel
Isabella Burke/Planxty Drew O'Carolan

Tickets:  Adults £10; Under 18 and friends, £5
Also from St Martin’s Parish Office  9.30 to 12.30 Mon to Fri,
from Graham Alsop 01372458492 galsop@tiscali.co.uk
or on the door, doors open 7 pm.


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