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Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival

12th Annual

Presents

On Wind & Wings of Song

July 14 - 20, 2024

Held at Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Loveland, CO

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At the 12th Annual

Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival

Experience Wonderful Music, Friendship, and a Common Bond of Love for all things Harp! 

Our festival theme this year is

"On Wind and 

Wings of Song"

 

Harp ensemble participants of all ages (youth, teen, adult) will have the opportunity to play a diverse program of music with selections inspired by many different fantasy, classical, and historical sources featuring beautiful harmonies, some well known melodies, and some exciting guest instrumentalists!

Harpists of all ability/skill levels are encouraged to join in the fun. In each of the ensembles, the music (5-7 songs) is assigned to the harpist based on their current ability and comfort level.  The goal for the week is to work on stretching musical creativity and help to build performance confidence while playing in a relaxed ensemble setting.   

We will start the festival week off with a harp quartet concert featuring special guests on Sunday, July 14th at 6:00pm. There will also be several interactive workshops held during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon. (Outside participants welcome for just these workshops)

After a full week of harp intensive classes and rehearsals, all festival ensembles come together on Saturday evening (July 20th) to present an exciting Harp Extravaganza Concert that is open to the public. 

See more information below about the Amazing Workshops and the Evening Concert details below.

Artistic Director and Conductor: Alaina Bongers

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Original Artwork by Lia Rudeen

Come Join in the Music

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Prerequisites

Ages: 8 through Adult (No upper age limit for adults) 

 

One year or more of harp lessons or is student has played less than a year, written permission from current harp instructor is required.

(No Auditions Required)

 

Bring your own lever or pedal harp to play

(Harps will be locked up securely overnight, so no need to haul a harp every day)

Other Information to "Note"

All Workshops are included in the Ensemble Registration

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Outside participants are welcome to attend the workshops and a separate registration can be found below

Music (5-7 Songs) for each of the harp ensembles is sent out shortly after the registration is received and music will be collected again at the end of the festival. You are welcome to write any notes on the music if needed. 

 Festival Ensemble Music needs to be prepared and ready to rehearse with the other ensemble members by the first rehearsal

Harp Teachers! If you have a student who registers for a Harp Festival Ensemble, you can participate in the Adult Ensemble at no cost.

Since this is a "day camp", we encourage harpists to carpool if you are coming from further away. We do not organize the carpool, but we would be happy to possibly put you in touch with another harpist from your area who has registered for the festival. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us by clicking HERE

Schedule

 All Festival Events are held at Immanuel Lutheran Church

4650 Sunview Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

Sunday, July 14th: 4:00 - 4:30 pm Optional Harp Drop/Set Up

Sunday, July 14th: 6:00 pm Harp Quartet Concert 

Monday - Friday, July 14 - 19, 2024

Daily three hour intensive harp ensemble rehearsals

 

Minuet Ensemble (age 8 – 15)     

   1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Monday (15th)

   1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

Nocturne Ensemble (age 16 – adult) 

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

Tuesday - Thursday, July 16-18th : 4:15-5:15 p.m. Interactive Workshops with Special Guest Harpists (See more info below) 

Saturday, July 20th: Combined Ensemble Dress Rehearsal & Concert Performance

All Ensembles Dress Rehearsal                  2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Harp Extravaganza Ensemble Concert       6:00 – 7:15 p.m. 

(This is a free concert and open to the public, so invite your family and friends.) 

 

Cost

Festival Ensemble Registration $320

(Ensemble Registration includes all three workshops)

What a deal for over 20 Hours of Instruction time!

Registration for this event is refundable (minus processing fees) up to June 1, 2024.

After June 1, 2024 only half of the registration cost will be refunded.* 

*In light of COVID 19, the participants health and safety is of upmost importance. If there are any major changes to the gathering guidelines due to COVID 19 these will be taken under advisement. If this event has to be postponed or cancelled due to changes in the guidelines, 85% of the registration fee will be refunded as the remaining 15% covers operating expenses. 

Sign up Soon to Reserve Your Spot!

Photos from Past NoCo Harp Festivals

Register for Harp Festival

Register Now
Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival 2024
Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival 2024
53 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Come Join in the Fun and Play Music "On Wind and Wings of Song"
Jul 14, 2024, 6:00 PM MDT – Jul 20, 2024, 7:30 PM MDT

(All three workshops are included in the Ensemble Registration) 

What Harpists are Saying about the
Noco Summer Harp Festival 

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Joy H. Says...

“I have participated in Harp Festival (adult ensemble) for three years in a row.  It has definitely helped me become a more proficient musician. I have really improved in the area of playing with other harpists, understanding rhythm more succinctly and learning new pieces more quickly. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in improving their musicianship and making new harp friends!”

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Malia R. Says...

“Harp festival is amazing because it allows harpists from all over the area to collaborate and meet one another. I love the music that we get to play in ensembles, and the learning that comes along with it.”  

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Emily J. Says...

“I have participated in harp festival for four years, both in the youth and teen ensembles. I love meeting fellow harpists and playing new songs with them. The pieces we learn are interesting and fun while also improving skills like rhythms and counting. Alaina is a wonderful teacher to work with and she makes sure that everyone has fun while we learn.” 

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Lily P. Says...

“The music is so accessible for the diverse group of harpists that participate to feel comfortable about what they are playing. I love how much thought Alaina puts into selecting music for the ensembles to play and her arrangements are always fun to play as well!

Also, the guest artists that come in are wonderful as they offer a fresh perspective and teach us something new about the harp that we never knew before.”

Three Interactive Workshops

Frank Voltz Workshops

Composition Workshop

Details To Be Announced Soon! 

ALL LEVELS (Pedal or Lever Harp)

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Tuesday July 16th, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

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Workshop 2

Wednesday July 17th, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Details To Be Announced Soon! 

ALL LEVELS (Bring Pedal or Lever Harp)

Workshop with Special Guest Harpist

Thursday July 18th, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Details to be Announced Soon!  

ALL LEVELS (Both Pedal and Lever Harp)

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Workshop Only Registration

Not able to attend the whole week as an ensemble member, but still interested in attending one or more of the interactive workshops? 

Outside Participants are welcome and we encourage you to attend the workshops and concerts! You can register for one or two of the workshops à la carte ($25 each) or you can take advantage of the combo discount and attend all three workshops for $60. Simply click on the links below to register for the workshop(s) of your choice. 

While we encourage harpists to bring their harps to each of the interactive workshops, you may also attend without your harp and just experience the class. These classes are for both lever and pedal harpists of all ages and experience levels, so sign up today! 

Questions? Contact Alaina Bongers at harprevelations142@gmail.com 

Our Special Guest Harpist  
To Be Announced Soon

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Bio and More information Coming Soon!

Voltz Concert

Harp Concerts

Colorado Harp Quartet

Sunday July 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland, CO

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Join us on Sunday July 14th for a Harp Concert featuring the Colorado Harp Quartet and special guest musiciansThis concert is open to the public and you do not need to purchase tickets in advance.  We are simply asking for a free will offering at the door. 

Questions? Contact Alaina Bongers at harprevelations142@gmail.com 

Saturday July 20th

at 6:00 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

in Loveland, CO

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Harp Extravaganza Concert featuring our festival ensembles playing a program of music inspired by "On Wind and Wings of Song".  This concert is FREE and open to the public. You do not need to purchase tickets in advance.  

Questions? Contact Alaina Bongers at harprevelations142@gmail.com 

Covid Safety

COVID 19 Safety Precautions 

We take our participants safety and health very seriously! We will continue to follow the current guidelines and safety recommendations. 

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  • Masks or Facial Coverings are currently optional to be worn by participants, guest artists, and the ensemble conductor during rehearsals and workshops.

  • We ask all participants to wash their hands before entering the rehearsal space and hand sanitizer will also be available in the rehearsal spaces as well.

  • We ask all participants to please be considerate of your fellow harpists and not attend rehearal, workshops, or the concert if you are not feeling well. Especially if you have a fever of 100 degrees or higher or have any other COVID-19 symptoms (or within the past 72 hours) we ask that you do not attend the rehearsal or workshop. 

  • A signed Medical Release Waiver and COVID-19 Release Waiver Form will be required in order to participate in the Festival.

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