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12 December 2017‘Sing we Yule’
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‘Sing we Yule’ Sarah Deere Jones, harpist Tuesday 12 December 2017

Using illustrations from illuminated manuscripts, readings from literature and contemporary accounts, Sarah will bring alive the spirit of a Medieval Christmas, a time of joy and celebration for some, but hardship and suffering for others.  Playing her reproduction medieval harp, she will give us carols, music and readings for an atmospheric and musical seasonal celebration.

 

Sarah Deere Jones, harpist Sarah studied classical pedal harp at the Royal Academy of Music where she gained her LRAM and LGSM diplomas in harp performance and was awarded the Julia Leney prize, in 2015 she was elected an Associate to the Royal Academy. She performed in London for years with professional symphony, opera and ballet orchestras and gave solo classical recitals to Arts clubs and music societies for both in UK and America. Her compositions and virtuoso playing on lever harp have been broadcast in UK, Europe and America, and she has done guest interviews on Classic FM, BBC Radio Four and appeared many times on television. Her book about her time working as solo harpist aboard the QE2, 'Maiden Voyage' was featured on BBC Radio Four's only travel programe 'Excess Baggage' in 2011.

Sarah is now director of the Cornwall Harp Centre providing residential courses and on-line lessons to harp students from all over the world, and her sheet music arrangements and compositions are in great demand and have broken new ground in the world of the lever harp. From http://www.sarahdeere-jones.co.uk/harpist.htm