Winter Harp a local Christmas tradition

Winter Harp has become a seasonal tradition in Maple Ridge.

Winter Harp has become a seasonal tradition in Maple Ridge.

The unique performance has been offered at the ACT every year since it opened in 2003.

“They haven’t missed a year, and they’re about to sell out two concerts,” said Karen Pighin, communications manager at the ACT.

“It’s a nice local family tradition.”

Winter Harp is part of the ACT Presents series on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Join us for this special annual performance and celebrate the holiday season with the glorious music and song of the Winter Harp Ensemble,” said Pighin.

She calls Winter Harp one of the country’s most joyous concert experiences. That’s why it has become the must-see ticket on the holiday calendar.

On stage, Winter Harp’s musicians and singers, clad in beautiful medieval attire, perform a collection of music that ranges from familiar carols to Celtic, Medieval, world and Spanish tunes.

They play the golden Celtic and classical harps, drums, tambourines, temple bells, flutes and an assortment of ancient and rare instruments, including the ethereal-sounding bass psaltery (the only one like it in the world), the organistrum, and the Swedish nyckelharpa.

• Tickets are on sale now at the ACT ticket centre – 604-476-2787, or  www.theactmapleridge.org .

 

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