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Winterharp begins its tour of Canada
Join this world-class ensemble for a concert of heartwarming carols, songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas and winter season.
The musicians, in medieval attire, perform a hauntingly beautiful collection of music from well-known carols to Celtic, medieval, world and Spanish. Dozens of candles light the stage providing a backdrop for the golden Celtic and classical harps, drums, tambourines, temple bells, flutes and an assortment of rare 12th century instruments.
Rare instruments include the ethereal-sounding bass psaltery (the only one like it in the world), the symphonie (medieval ancestor of the hurdy-gurdy) and the nyckelharpa.
Winter Harp features harpists Janelle Nadeau, Esther Cannon and Lori Pappajohn, medieval instrumentalist Joaquin Ayala, percussionist Lauri Lyster, flutist Jeff Pelletier, singer Caroline Markos, and narrator/harper Patrick Ball.
Flute, alto flute, bass flute, wooden piccolo, recorder
Jeff Pelletier has appeared in concerts and as a soloist numerous times throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to being the founder and artistic director of the wind quintet Ventos (www.ventos.org ), Jeff is the principal flutist with the Vancouver Chamber Players, the Vancouver InterCultural Orchestra, is second flute/piccolo with the Kamloops Symphony and performs regularly with the Vancouver Island Symphony.
Jeff Pelletier has studied with Carl Bergner, and, most notably, Julius Baker, former principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Jeff holds an Artist Diploma from the University of BC where he studied with Lorna McGhee.
The WinterHarp Touring Schedule can be found here