Saturday, December 15, 2012: in the 15th year of our beloved tradition, harpists/harpers from all over Southern California gathered to share holiday cheer.

We met again in the long central lobby of the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and played for assembled staff, patients and guests.

Approximately 25 harpists of all ages and all experience levels, with lever and pedal harps of all sizes, joined to perform a program of Christmas, Hanukah and general-interest harp ensembles planned by Extravaganza director Elaine Litster, including compositions and arrangements by AHS-LA members Cynthia Artish, Ellie Choate, Stephanie Bennett, Sylvia Woods and Bonnie Mohr.

above: Extravaganza director Elaine Litster consults with Cynthia Artish.

Above: the view of the audience from within the harp section. 


Professional harpists as well as young students, adult students,...


...studious gentlemen and colorful pirates enjoy participating in the annual extravaganza. 


AHS-LA chapter president Stephanie Bennett gets ready for the performance. 

See snapshots from previous Holiday Harp Extravaganzas: 2011, 2010


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