Winter Harp a musical tradition

NANAIMO – Two concerts planned at the Port Theatre for popular Christmas show.

It all began simply enough in the late 1980s, when Lori Pappajohn and Alan Woodland started annual Christmas concerts featuring harp and readings at the New Westminster Public Library.

Now, Winter Harp is one of Western Canada’s most beloved holiday traditions – and it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this season. Twenty years of standing ovations, rave reviews and a record number of sold-out concerts. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have made attending Winter Harp their annual tradition.

Join this world-class ensemble of harps, flutes, medieval instruments, and percussion for a concert of heartwarming carols, songs and stories in celebration of winter.

The musicians, in rich medieval attire, perform a hauntingly-beautiful selection of music from well-known carols to Celtic, medieval and world music.

The stage is set with candelabras and breathtakingly beautiful backdrops.

Two concerts will be held at the Port Theatre on Dec. 14 – a matinee at 3:30 p.m. and an evening performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Pre-show chat will be at 2:45 p.m. only.

Tickets are $45; $40/members and groups; $15/students; $5/eyeGo.

Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office on Front Street.