Friday, December 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Music for the Winter season
by Harpists Diana Stork and Portia Diwa at Grace Cathedral
Sit and listen by the Cathedral’s magnificent indoor labyrinth surrounded by hundreds of white candles; or enjoy a walk on the labyrinth to the gentle strains of the harps.
Grace Cathedral: 1100 California Street (at Taylor); San Francisco, CA 94108. Donations welcome – though no one turned away for lack of funds.
For more info: www.gracecathedral.org 415-749-6300; 510-548-3326.
Saturday, December 5, 4 – 5 pm. Holiday Harp Concert.
The angelic strains of the harp lend just the right tone for a program of festive winter holiday music by the Triskela Harp Trio.
Members Diana Stork, Portia Diwa & Shawna Spiteri combine contemporary compositions, traditional Latin and Celtic tunes and holiday classics to create a magical musical journey that brings the joy of the season alive. Their program will include some beloved carols for everyone to join in on.
Info: (415) 355-2822. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street (near Connecticut), San Francisco.
* Saturday, December 12 – 1 – 2 pm. Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble’s sneak preview of their 2015 Holiday program at Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley.
Pick up a sandwich or pastry and a cuppa something from one of the wonderful local eateries while enjoying the holiday harp music by BAYHE’s talented young harpists and Harpist/Director Diana Stork.
Ohmega Salvage is located at 2407 San Pablo Avenue (at Channing Way), in Berkeley. For more information: www.ohmegasalvage.com; 510-843-7368; 510-548-3326.
FREE -(though a tip jar may be passed around no w and then). Make sure to save a few minutes to peruse the unusual salvage items for sale at this unique Berkeley venue.
* Sunday, December 13, 10 am – 4 pm – Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble’s Annual program of holiday music playing brightly be-ribboned harps and dressed in Dickensian garb at the very popular annual San Francisco Dickens Faire.
Location: Cow Palace, South San Francisco. Check the schedule on arriving for times and locations of BAYHE’s performances throughout the day. The Dickens Faire is a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit – lots of fun for the whole family. Consider dressing up too!
To learn more about the Faire, to: www.dickensfair.org
* Friday, December 18, 6 pm – 8 pm. Annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk with Harp music by Diana Stork.
Walk in meditation and silence on CCC’s indoor labyrinth to Diana’s performance of holiday music, improvisations and original compositions. Enjoy the beautifully decorated church, sit by the fire while drinking hot mulled cider and baked treats; and participate in some of the many craft projects at your leisure. Free, though donations for food and crafts accepted.
Community Congregational Church – 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920. Information: 415-435-9108; www.ccctiburon.org
Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:00 pm. Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble performs a Winter Solstice Harp Concert at Isis Oasis in Geyserville, CA.
Featuring duets by BAYHE Director, Diana Stork & Special Guest, Harpist Portia Diwa.
Isis Oasis Redwood Theatre. 20889 Geyserville Avenue; Geyserville, CA. Isis Oasis is also a B & B; so consider a special weekend out of town at this unique and magical Oasis. Info and Reservations: www.isisoasis.org; 707-857-4747.
Sponsored by MCMF and Isis Society for inspirational Studies
For more information on any of the above events, contact Diana Stork at: