2019 Newsletter from President of the Ontario Chapter of AHS
Dear Members of the Ontario Chapter of AHS,
It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Trust everyone is well and sound.
As we are preparing for the joyful and busy season ahead, here are a few quick updates:
1. To honour the ongoing mission of the American Harp Society, which is, "to celebrate our legacy, inspire excellence, and empower the next generation of harpists", our major goal this year is to support young and aspiring harpists in our community through education. We just kickstarted our year with the enlightening Harp Therapy Workshop led by CTHP Martha Lawrance in November. It had a great turn out and attracted many to attend, harpists and non-harpists alike.
2. In the new year ahead, we will continue to empower the next generation by hosting a Masterclass by renowned Canadian harpist and teacher, Sarah Davidson. Sarah is the Principal Harpist with the Canadian Opera Company and has held this position since 1979 She has taught the harp and continues to do so privately since 1978 and was professor of harp at the University of Western Ontario for five years. She has adjudicated for various Festivals throughout Ontario and has been an examiner for the Glenn Gould School of Music and the University of Toronto. We are really honoured that Sarah has agreed to share her insights and knowledge on the harp with our budding harpists in the GTA area and beyond. Please mark your calendar: APRIL 19th (Sun) and stay tuned for more information in the new year.
5. January 1st, 2020 will be the 92nd birthday of our former President Susana Remenyi. We hereby wish her a very happy birthday in advance!!!
We appreciate your continued support! Your membership fee is important to us and will help fund our various meaningful projects of the year.
Last but not least, please spread the word and news that we are now officially the Ontario Harp Society (Ontario Chapter of AHS) ! Please encourage harpists and harp lovers from all across Ontario to join our community. All are welcome! Please also check out our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the most updated news.
Have a happy holiday season ahead and all the best in 2020! Happy Harping!
Ontario Chapter of AHS