One of the most hauntingly-beautiful Christmas concerts folks will ever see returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to usher in the holiday season.
Winter Harp’s musicians and singers, clad in colourful attire, will perform a collection of music ranging from familiar carols to Celtic and medieval carols on Dec. 14.
The music features a combination of harps, drums, temple bells, flutes, bass flute, viola and an assortment of rare instruments, from the bass psaltery, organistrum, hurdy-gurdy and nyckelharpa.
“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. They leave the concert with beautiful new ones,” said Winter Harp co-founder and musical director, Lori Pappajohn.
Time and passion are imbued with every aspect of Winter Harp’s performance. The costumes, designed by Pappajohn and sewn by a dedicated dressmaker, pair with backdrops that are the culmination of months of design and detailed work. Everything comes to life in the gentle glow of candles onstage, creating a breathtaking, pre-Raphaelite diorama and transporting audiences into the memories of Christmas past.
Winter Harp is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $40 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).