Historical Harp Society Conference

June 17-18, 2024

St. Alban’s Church
1501 Washington Ave.
Albany, California

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9:00 am: Register
9:30 – 10:30: session 1, Practical Improvisation by Jay Michaels
10:45 – 11:45: session 2, Asinus et lyra – the Donkey with the Harp by Nancy Thym
1:15 – 2:15 pm: session 3, Reimagining the Medieval Wire-Strung Harp as Accompaniment to Filidh Poetry by Sandra Fromm
2:30 – 3:30: session 4, Comparing Original Compositions for Solo Harp with Modern Editions by Jan Walters
3:45 – 4:45: session 5, A MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE from Chant to Polyphony by Shira Kammen
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Concert featuring Jay Michaels, Nancy Thym, Sandra Fromm, and Jan Walters


9:30 am: membership meeting
10:45 – 11:45 am: session 6, Meet the Medieval Modes by Cheryl Ann Fulton

2:00 pm: Jam Session – An informal improvisation session on a few Early Music selections

2:30 pm: Concert The Medieval Harp Choir Angelorum with guest artist Peter Maund, percussion will perform a concert of medieval music including works from the Las Huelgas Codex, and pieces based on the music from the Carmina Burana, Fraeunlob and Hildegard von Bingen.