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Brandywine Harp Orchestra Brings Celtic Flair to Wilson College on March 5

Posted: February 11, 2011

2/11/2011 The nation’s premier harp orchestra, the Brandywine Harp Orchestra, will perform in the next offering of the Wilson College World Performing Arts Series, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Feb. 11, 2011
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: kathy.lehman@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The nation’s premier harp orchestra, the Brandywine Harp Orchestra, will perform in the next offering of the Wilson College World Performing Arts Series, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.

Founded in 2000 by nationally recognized harpist, teacher and arranger Janet Witman, the orchestra consists of approximately 15 Celtic harpists. The orchestra’s programs feature solo and group singing, poetry, percussion, storytelling and original compositions.

In April 2009, the Brandywine Harp Orchestra made its European debut and became the first American harp orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in Scotland in the festival’s 29-year history. In August 2010, the orchestra performed with the Kennett Symphony to a sell-out crowd at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

The Brandywine Harp Orchestra also has delighted audiences at the Mt. Gretna Tabernacle in Mt. Gretna, Pa.; the Everett Theater; Smyrna Opera House, Williamsburg Scottish Games, American Harp Society National Conference and scores of church and community concert series. The group has produced two bestselling CDs.

More information about the orchestra can be found at its website: http://www.brandywineharps.com.

For more information about tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email specialevents@wilson.edu. Order tickets online at www.wilson.edu by clicking on Events and Conferences, and then Performing Arts Series.



Regular ticket prices are:

General admission – $15

Senior citizens – $12

Children in grades K-12 – Free

Full-time Wilson College for Women and Adult Degree Programs students – Free

Non-Wilson students – $7.50

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011