Harp music at a corporate event such as formal dinners and product launches, can add a level of sophistication unmatched by other instruments.
Most people have an idea of the sound produced by a harp, the ethereal, singing-type music of celestial beings. But a skilled harpist can get so much more out the instrument and create the fantastic sounds of jazz, celtic folk music, world pop and modern rock music in addition to the expected classical music.
The “wow” factor still comes from the fact that the harp is very rarely seen live.
Music for corporate events is different to music for a wedding because the sensitivities of the audience need to be taken into consideration. I work with you, the event organiser, to ensure the music selection matches the mood you are trying to create, the level of excitement and energy, along with the ceremonial nature of the event itself.
Some sample song lists for different types of corporate events I have played are:
Entrance music for a formal dinner:
Bizet’s Spanish Dance, Renaissance Pavane, Rondeau by Mouret, The Thorn Birds Theme, Flowers in the Valley, Domino (Spanish), Such Chiming Melodious from The Magic Flute
Drinks reception prior to a medical product launch:
Moon River, Moonlight Sonata,
Harp of the Western Wind, Air and Rondo,
Canon in D, Fur Elise,
The Minstrel’s Adieu To His Native Land by John Thomas
Happy Hour at a retirement community:
Danny Boy, Time In A Bottle, It’s Now or Never, Somewhere in Time, Annie Laurie, Scarborough Fair, Tara’s Theme from Gone With the Wind
Office Christmas party:
Away in a Manger, O Holy Night,
We Three Kings, Greensleeves,
Silver Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,
Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite
Sweethearts dinner at a golf club:
Memory from Cats, Strangers in the Night,
Moon River, Lara’s Theme, Dr Zhivago,
The Rose, What I did for Love,
A Time for Us from Romeo and Juliet
Charity fundraiser, dinner music:
Fields of Gold, A Moorish Garden, Wind Beneath My Wings, Imagine, When You Wish Upon A Star, Edelweiss, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
As a guide, my rates for corporate entertaining are usually £250 for the first hour, £100 subsequent hours, although I can be flexible depending upon the situation so please get in touch.