Calendar of Events 2018-19

2019 Student Education Sessions

SVCAHS will hold our annual Student Education Sessions (SES), part of the AHS curriculum, in March and April. Registration will open January 8, 2019 and close March 10.
Fees: SVAHS members - $30; Non-members - $40 ($30 registration + $10 membership)
Session I: Saturday, March 24 in San Jose
Session II Recital: May 11 at Maryknoll Seminary in Los Altos
The adjudicator for the 2019 SES is Beveryly Werner-Hoehn

SES is an annually recurring event usually held in February and March. Online registration for the 2019 sessions will be available in January on the SES website at Email for more information:

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Friday, April 12, 6-8 pm. Diana Stork and Portia Diwa, Harp Music at the Grace Cathedral indoor labyrinth. Walk the labyrinth in candlelight and in silence to the beautiful sounds of their two interweaving harps. Donations welcome at the door, though no one turned away for lack of funds. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street (at Taylor St.), San Francisco, CA 94108. 510-548-3326
Sunday, April 14, 1 - 3 pm. Healing Harp Workshop with Portia Diwa. 2419-A Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA. Cost $35. In this workshop there will be a presentation about the history of harp therapy and the Healing Harp program at California Pacific Medical Center. You will also learn ways to arrange your music to encourage relaxation, try some easy improvisation patterns, and learn a simple tune with breathing space. Harpists, please bring your harp. A few harps may be available to those not able to bring their harps, or for those interested in trying. Auditors are also welcome. For more information and to register: 510-548-3326,

Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 25, 6 - 8:30 pm. An evening of Latin Harp Music with harpist, Diana Stork and vocalist Ingrid Rubis, along with strings and percussion. Brezo Restaurant, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond. Walk-ins welcome but reservations suggested. 510-680-5196. Brezo is a family friendly California style restaurant with a Latin flair, using farm fresh, local, season, and sustainable ingredients, and fresh, local musicians!

Saturday, June 8, 2019. Harps Etc Spring Recital, featuring students and ensembles. First recital is 4-6 pm, followed by a reception from 6-7 pm and the second recital from 7-9 pm.
June 9-16, 2019: Feather River Art Camp with Summer Harp Class taught by Diana Stork. A wonderful summer art camp with a wide variety of art and music classes. Mostly adults, but teens welcome. Younger students in harp class by consent of Feather River and Diana. Lap harps provided for those without harps. Limited number of students. For more information and to register, go to:
Saturday, June 22, 7:00 pm. Summer Solstice Harp Concert and Ritual at Isis Oasis. With Triskela Harp Trio and members of the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble. Isis Oasis Sanctuary Redwood Theater, 20889 Geyserville, Ave, Geyserville, CA. 95441. $15 general, $10 children, students and seniors. Tickets available at the door at 6:30. Gourmet dinner before the concert at 6 pm $20. Concert info and dinner reservations: 707-857-4747. A perfect event for the whole family in the heart of Sonoma County!

More to Come!
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Our SVCAHS Harp Extravaganza harp ensemble concerts offer something new every year. The 2019 concerts will take place Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23.

Harp Live

Harp Live! Sessions

What is “Harp Live!”?

“Harp Live!” or “performance practice” are quarterly gatherings where chapter members are invited to bring their favorite pieces to share or play for the group. Sessions include solos, harp duets, and/or chamber ensemble pieces. All are welcome to bring music they are working on, or just come to listen and enjoy the company of other harpists. Remember, you do not have to perform; you can participate by coming to hear others play. You will always hear or learn something new. Most participants give a history of the piece or the composer, how they found the piece, or why they enjoy playing it. And, if you do play, it does not have to be a polished performance! Wonderful refreshments are served and harps are provided. It is a great time to rekindle your harp spirit.

Our next Harp Live gatherings will be:


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