PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA PHOTOS
Janet Witman, Music Director
CELTIC JOURNEYS CD
CHRISTMAS CROSSINGS CD
"Thank you for an amazing concert. We will want to have the BHO return to Wlson sometime in the future!"
Kathy Lehman, Wilson College, Director of Special Events
"Thank you for a wonderful program-it was very entertaining! This is the largest crowd we ever had for our concert series."
Dolly Terry, Music Director, Lima Methodist Church
From BHO director, Janet Witman, "2010 was our 10th anniversary! We made a professional Christmas DVD featuring BHO members playing at Longwood Gardens and Grace Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE. I've been posting these on Facebook and getting rave reviews:
"It takes a lot to impress me- and I'm blown away! Everyone was in tune and the consistency of playing together with that many harps was wonderful." Penny Beavers, CA harpist and recording artist.
"Beautiful video, scenery and especially music. Such wonderful playing." Christa Grix, MI concert and jazz harpist
"This is totally fabulous!" Ray Pool, NYC Broadway harpist and master teacher
We performed over 15 concerts and received standing ovations at each one! The most exciting was performing with the Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens in August for "Highland Fling". I composed parts for strings, percussion, flute and oboe and also transcribed the pedal harp part to Victor Herbert's "Irish Rhapsody" for celtic harps. It was very effective."
Janet Witman, BHO director
"Bravissima! You sounded beautiful and musical- the harpers looked spectacular upon the wall behind the orchestra, and the audience loved it!
Mary Green, Kennett Symphony Director in Aug 2010
"Thank you for a memorable evening of beautiful music at Longwood. Your work looked effortless- a sure sign that there was a lot of hard work behind the scenes." David Elderkin, KSO Board President in Aug 2010
"I appreciate instrumental proficiency but your group goes beyond that- you entertain!" Lighting crew member after Smyrna Opera House concert.
"This is the best opening concert I've heard in 12 years at this conference!"
Howard Bryan, harp restorer and builder- Beginning in the Middle
Harp Conference in Williamsburg, VA March 2010.
"Thank you all SO much for Thursday evening's concert. Everyone there was so moved and inspired by your musicianship! You really got the weekend off to a fantastic start!"
MJ D'Arville, Director of Beginning in the Middle harp conference in
"Magnificent...last night's concert was magical! Thanks for creating a Christmas wonderland of music..." Kathleen Hood, A Christmas Concert in Doe Run at St Malachi Church in heart of Chester County's horsecountry, Dec 09
"Congratulations on your excellent achievements as arranger and
director. The same to your ensemble members!" Ray Pool
"It was a joy to have you (BHO) with us and your performance was just wonderful! Please give my thanks to all the Brandywine Harpers- and schleppers!-for their contribution to the success of our festival."
Isobel Mieras (Edinburgh Harp Festival Commitee and Na Clarsairean
director) April, 2009
"It was wonderful having you all at the Harp Festival. Your concert was absolutely excellent- people kept saying how much they enjoyed your (BHO)performance."
Janette Bain (Edinburgh Clarsach Society and our Scottish hostess!) April 2009
"After driving an hour and a half in the dark and rain last Wednesday evening, I was rewarded with delightful entertainment! Your collection of talent is spectacular. What fun to watch the performers have fun!"
Barbara Possessky - audience member at our Halloween Show at Downs Cultural Center, Wilmington, DE in Oct '07.
I heard I missed at great performance and packed house. You (Brandywine Harps) drew the largest crowd in the history of our concerts".
Diane Ford, concert committee for Lititz Church of the Brethren concert series for Mid Month Concert in September '08.
"I just wanted to tell you how very much my husband and I enjoyed your group's performance at St Thomas. It was the loveliest music I've ever heard." Janet Lund, audience member at our St Thomas Carillon Concert in Whitemarsh, PA in July '08.
" My daughter and I heard your group at St Thomas last evening. How superb and unique for us. Pure delight, heavenly sounds-the best of what we humans can produce. We will follow you wherever you perform." Gardner Cadwalader, audience member
"Thanks for a terrific concert! As always your concert was a HUGE draw!
Thanks for all you do for the school."
Cheri Astolfi, Wilmington Music School director
"Thanks so much for another wonderful program last night. We were pleased with the attendance (1,000!) Don Zechman, concert committee for Mt Gretna Tabernacle Series in July '07 (our third appearance there).
"I can't begin to thank you for the concert you (Brandywine Harps) presented yesterday. The audience response was enthusiastic and receptive"
Tom Snyder, music director at St John's Episcopal Church in Phoenixville in March '07.
"It was great having Brandywine Harps on Sunday afternoon, and we were thrilled with the turnout! I'm sure that the Arts Team would like your group to return." Brad Winters, organist at Aldersgate Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE in Dec '07.
2018 Performance Schedule
This is the 18th Season with the Brandywine Harp Orchestra!
Come and hear us!
Sun, January 7, 2018 at 4 pm. Twelfth Night Celebration at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Newark, DE. Freewill offering
Sun, March 4, 2018 at 3 pm- Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17606. Our all celtic program in their new Wolfe Auditorium. Come and be our guest!
Sun, April 29, 2018 at 3 pm- We are returning for our third appearance at Centennial Mill, 35 Alyce Lance, Voorhees, NJ 08043. For the residents and their guests.
Sun, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm- Our first appearance at St Barnabas Episcopal Church Concert Series, 2800 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. Our Spring concert open to the public! Come one, come all! Freewill offering
Wed, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm "Halloween Harps Spooktacula!" at Maris Grove, Glenn Mills, PA Open to residents and their guests only.
2017 Performance Schedule
Sun, January 8, 2017 at 4 pm
Twelfth Night Celebration at St Michael Lutheran Church,
109 E. Doe Run Rd, Unionville, PA 19375
$10 adults/$5 students
More seasonal music played in candlelight to welcome the new year!
Reception to follow.
Sun, January 29, 2017 at 4 pm
Winter Concert at Trinity United Methodist Church
284 Cedar Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Our first time performing here! Come join us.
Fri, April 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Concert at Grace Episcopal Church, Rt 202 (across from Concord Mall). Coffee and beverages provided.
Sun, April 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm
High Tea Concert for Cultural Arts Forum, Neumann College at Ballroom at Boothwyn, PA.
Thurs, May 4, 2017 at 7 pm
Stonecroft Performing Arts Center at Tel Hai Community, Honey Brook, PA.
Sun, July 16, 2017 at 7 pm
Our 7th appearance at the Mt Gretna Tabernacle. This is their 125th Anniversary! www.MtGretnaTabernacle.org.
Sun, Sept 24, 2017 at 4 pm
Our first appearance in this beautiful chapel of St Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.
Thurs, Nov 16, 2017
at Noontime Concerts at First and Central Presby Church, Wilmington, DE. We play from 12:30 to 1 pm. The best acoustics in the city! Our second appearance in this marvelous series by David Schelat, organist and music director.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 4 pm
Our second appearance in less than a year! In the Ware Center Pavilion of Ware Village, Oxford, PA. Open to the public!
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 4 pm
"A Brandywine Harps Christmas" at the historic Head of Christiana Church, 1100 W. Church Rd, Newark, DE 19711. Our third appearance at this historic church.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 7 pm
"A Brandywine Harps Christmas" at Highland Presby Church for the Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series, 500 East Roseville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601. Our third appearance in this beautiful sanctuary.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 4 pm
"A Brandywine Harps Christmas" at Upper Octorara Presby Church, 1121 Octorara Trail, Parkesburg, PA. A benefit concert for the Parksburg Library.