Dynamic Harps “In Person” Ensemble Spring 2023

£140.00£185.00

I am delighted that you are interested joining/re-joining the harp ensemble this term. I am really looking forward to getting started and I hope you are too! There are two in person sign up options this term.

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I am delighted that you are interested joining/re-joining the harp ensemble this term. I am really looking forward to getting started and I hope you are too! There are two in person sign up options this term.

Evening Option

10 Week Monday Evening Rehearsals and 3 Concerts

+Access to Virtual Harp Ensemble sessions this term

This term I will be returning to running a 10 week course, the sessions will take place on Monday nights in Radyr. You will also have access to the once a month virtual harp ensemble sessions and replays where we will cover 4 of the tunes online that we will also be working on in class.

  • Our 10 workshop sessions start on the 16th January 2023 (with a one week break for half term).
  • You will have access the to the Tuesday night (with replay recordings) sessions for the Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble. Following the official project launch on the 24th January 2023 online at 8PM GMT, the sessions taking place this year on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We will cover music online that we are working on in the face to face ensemble, including teaching videos and play along videos.
  • We have two mid-term concerts with a St David’s Day theme, Saturday 25th February at Margam Abbey and Saturday 4thMarch at St Fagan’s Museum.
  • I am also excited to share that we have been invited to perform once again at the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon, we have been given a 6pm foyer performance slot on Friday 7th April 2023, just before Isabelle Moretti’s concert at 7.30pm.

COST: The cost for attending the ensemble this term is £185. This includes your access to the online Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble materials this term too. There will also be individual costs associated with travel and accommodation for the Caernarfon if you are able to join this performance. I am working on trying to get us tickets and/or passes in exchange for our performance.

10 Week Course Location: The sessions will take place at the Old Church Rooms, Radyr. We have used this space before, it has its own car park and good access for bringing your harp in. The address for the Old Church Rooms is: Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF – it is on the same road as the Radyr Primary School and the Library in Radyr. Please be aware that there are other churches in Radyr, if you can’t find us for the first session, please call me on 07960 718663.

EVENING OPTION Ensemble Dates and Times Spring 2022

16th January    – Session 1

23rd January  – Session 2

30th January  – Session 3

6th February  – Session 4

13th February – Session 5

20th February  – NO SESSION HALF TERM

25th February – Margam Abbey Event & Concert. Set up from 12.30pm, 1pm rehearsal, 2.15pm-3.15pm concert.

27th February  – Session 6

4th March – St Fagan’s Museum Concert. Set up from 12.15pm, 1pm-2pm concert.

6th March  – Session 7

13th March   – Session 8

20th March – Session 9

27th March  – Session 10

7th April – Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon 6pm Foyer Concert. Same day afternoon rehearsal time to be confirmed closer to date.

 

Daytime Option:

 5 Small Group Online sessions, 5 in Person Session and 3 Concerts

+ Access to Virtual Harp Ensemble sessions this term

This term I have a set of long covid clinic appointments two days a week which are making scheduling any daytime rehearsals a little challenging. My apologies as this means I have had to change the set up (for just this term) from my original offering. For those of you who were involved in the daytime group, please do not feel disheartened, I would still love to make it possible for you to be part of the group and perform with us this term and here is my proposal.

  1. Join from your own home for 5 online sessions (recorded with re-play) on Tuesday mornings 9.30am-10.30am from 17thJanuary to 14th February.
  2. From 28th February to 28th March 2023 we will have face to face in person sessions 10.30am-12.30amon Tuesdays.
  3. You will have access the to the Tuesday night (with replay recordings) sessions for the Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble. Following the official project launch on the 24th January 2023 online at 8PM GMT, the sessions taking place this year on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We will cover music online that we are working on in the face to face ensemble, including teaching videos and play along videos.
  4. We have two mid-term concerts with a St David’s Day theme, Saturday 25th February at Margam Abbey and Saturday 4thMarch at St Fagan’s Museum.
  5. I am also excited to share that we have been invited to perform once again at the Wales International Harp Festival, we have been given a 6pm foyer performance slot on Friday 7th April 2023, just before Isabelle Moretti’s concert at 7.30pm.

The cost for attending the group in this way will be £140 for the Autumn Term.

Daytime Option Location: If we have 5 or less harpists sign up for this option then the in person sessions will be held in my house in Radyr, if we have 6 more harpists sign up for this option I will hire a local venue as usual (Radyr or Insole Court). I will send directions to you once I have the numbers for the group confirmed. If you cannot find us on the day, please call me on 07960 718663.

 

DAYTIME OPTION Ensemble dates and times Spring 2022

17th January    – Online Small Group Session 1

24th  January  – Online Small Group Session 2

31st January  –  Online Small Group Session 3

7th February  – Online Small Group Session 4

14th February – Online Small Group Session 5

21st February  – NO SESSION HALF TERM

25th February – Margam Abbey Event & Concert. Set up from 12.30pm, 1pm rehearsal, 2.15pm-3.15pm concert.

28th February  – In Person Session 6

4th March – St Fagan’s Museum Concert. Set up from 12.15pm, 1pm-2pm concert.

7th March  – In Person 7

14th March   – In Person 8

21st March – In Person 9

28th March  – In Person 10

7th April – Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon 6pm Foyer Concert. Same day afternoon rehearsal time to be confirmed closer to date

 

COVID-19 Precautions and Guidelines

 

We will follow guidance from the Welsh Government at all times. Masks and pre-session testing will not be required during the 10 week workshops this term. If this makes attending prohibitive for anyone wishing to join please email me on info@harpwales.com so I can do my very best to accommodate your needs.

 

The Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble

 

Whichever in person class you sign up to, you are also invited to attend our online Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble sessions too!  We will be rehearsing online the tunes we are going to record for the CD in October, we will also look at these pieces during our face to face sessions. The play along videos with parts should be useful for your practice even if you do not attend these sessions live.

 

ONLINE Dates for Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble sessions:

 

24th January 8pm-9.30pm – The Harp Project official launch online followed by Suo Gan Online Rehearsal

7th February 8pm – 9.30pm – Myfanwy Online Rehearsal

7th March 8pm-9.30pm – Mixit Online Rehearsal

4th April 8pm-9.30pm –  Dynamic Harps Ditty/Alone Together Online Rehearsal + play first 4 pieces as a set.

 

Future Dynamic Harps dates for your diary

 

The National Botanic Garden of Wales Family Harp Weekend IS BACK!  The weekend of 10th – 11th June 2023

 

The Harp Project Recording Retreat, we will record our album with friends near and far on the weekend of the 13th-16thOctober 2023 at Court Coleman Manor. Full details will be announced on 24th January 2023 at 8pm online session.

 

 

Please remember that each term you are expected to commit to the concerts and to attend a minimum 8 of 10 sessions, this is so we can learn our parts, learn to perform within the ensemble and then be there on the concert day to play our parts so that the balance within the pieces works well.  Life can very easily creep up on us with unexpected happenings. Please let me know if you already know you are unable to attend any of the concerts, I know the trip to North Wales will not be possible for everyone, the sooner I know the better I can score parts to work with the group who will attend.

 

I totally understand last minute changes, but if you already know you are unable to attend at least 8 rehearsals and/or the concerts this term please let me know as you may need to have a break and re-join us next term. We have to think of the whole group and all the hard work everyone puts in, to make sure we respect one another and our wonderful music making.

 

Times: Dynamic Harps on Monday evenings will run from 6.45pm – 8.45pm for the 10 sessions. Please arrive to set up and tune by 6.30pm and be ready to play from 6.45pm. If you are not tuned and ready by 6.45pm please can you set up outside the room and join us once you are ready to make sure we can all get the most from our sessions. The daytime slots on Tuesday will run 9.30am-10.30am online for session 1 to 5 and then 10.30am-12.30am in person for the session 6 to 10.  

 

What to bring to sessions: Harp, music Stand, harp stool (or there are normal chairs to use at venue), tuning equipment, spare strings if you have them, ensemble music file (which you will be given at the first session), pencil, rubber. Please where possible clearly mark your equipment with your name.

 

What next? From now on, all payments will be taken online, please visit this page to pay for the 10 sessions or the daytime option to secure your place. I would also love an enrolment form filled in for the first official session of term, I can collect them when we meet and will have spare copies with me for you to fill in if you are not able to print one out in advance.

The fee for the 10 week evening course of Dynamic Harps is £185 for the term, for the daytime course is £140 (due to shorter sessions for the first 5 weeks). Please select the Evening or Daytime option when making payment.

 

Additional information

Ticket Type

Evening Option, Daytime Option