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Brittany Smith
Barrington, Illinois 60010
United States
Metro Area: Chicago, Northwest Suburbs
Serving:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Wisconsin
Booking and Information
Telephone: 847-204-5773
Email: brittanyesmith@sbcglobal.net
Mention ref. HarpGigs

Genres:

  • Classical

  • Sacred

  • Popular

  • Folk/Celtic

  • Therapuetic

Categories:

  • Harpist

Harp Types:

  • Mahogany Lyon and Healy Pedal Harp

  • Dusty Strings Lever Harp (for therapeutic playing)

Local Travel: 60 miles
International Gigs: No

Performing Since:

1999

Description:

Harp music is an exquisite addition to any special occasion, and with her professional experience and love for music, Brittany has enjoyed helping people add an elegance and beauty to their often once-in-a-lifetime event for years. She highly values working with her clients ahead of time to ensure that her music is tailored to provide just the atmosphere they desire. Delight your guests with the extra class, sparkle, and serenity of the harp and create lifelong memories.

Biography:  

Brittany performs extensively throughout the Northwest Chicago area. Events and engagement locations include:

Weddings and Receptions: Extensive

Grand openings: M.J. Miller & Co. Jewelers (Barrington, IL), Barnes and Noble (Arlington Heights, IL)

Hotels: Wyndham (Glenview, IL), Westin (Itasca, IL)

High Teas: ‘High Tea with Gerri’ (www.htwg.net)

Country Clubs: Biltmore (North Barrington, IL), Bull Valley (Woodstock, IL), Wynstone (North Barrington, IL), The Glen Club (Glenview, IL), Hawks View (Lake Geneva, WI), Army and Navy Club (Washington, DC)

Churches: Old Post Chapel (Ft. Myer Army Post, Arlington VA), Peabody Estate Chapel (Oak Brook, IL), Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church (Arlington Heights, IL), Winnetka Covenant Church (Winnetka, IL), Village Church of Barrington (Barrington, IL), St. James the Less Episcopal Church (Northfield, IL)

Banquet Halls: The Seville (Streamwood, IL), The Cotillion (Palatine, IL), Metropolis Ballroom (Arlington Heights, IL); Carlucci (Lincolnshire, IL)

Fund Raisers: PHD (Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity); Habitat for Humanity

Orchestras: Lake Geneva Community Orchestra (Lake Geneva, WI), Trinity Community Philharmonic Orchestra (Deerfield, IL), Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra (Elmhurst, IL), Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church Orchestra (Arlington Heights, IL), Winnetka Covenant Church Orchestra (Winnetka, IL)

Retirement Homes: The Abington (Glenview, IL), Classic Residence by Hyatt (Glenview, IL), Hawthorn Lakes (Vernon Hills, IL)


The foundation of being a professional pianist (having studied since the age of six), and a love for classical pieces, allows her to provide a broad and continually expanding repertoire. Brittany has been professionally trained as a classical harpist, having studied privately under Shirley Lukey (Suzuki), Alison Attar (Northwestern University), and others. Master class instructors include Liz Cifani (Northwestern University and Lyric Opera of Chicago), Jana Bouskova (Prague Conservatory and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra), Kayo Ishimaru (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), Ann Yeung (University of Illinois), and Suzann Davids (Valparaiso University).

She is also a Certified Music Practitioner in therapeutic music, having completed extensive study and training, including a 45-hour internship of clinical bedside experience in a medical facility.

Repertoire Sample:

Classical and Wedding:

Adagietto, J. Damase
Air on the G String, J.S. Bach
Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2, J.S. Bach/Grandjany
Aria in Classic Style, M. Grandjany
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, G. Handel
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, Wagner
Canon in D, Pachelbel
Concerto in B-Flat, G. Handel
Courante from Le Tresor D'Orphee, A. Francisque
Dance from the Ballet Pakhita, L. Minkus/V. Dulova
Esquisse, H. Renie
Hornpipe, H. Purcell
Hymne, Vangelis
La Danse des Sylphes, F. Godefroid
Largo, G. Handel
Largo from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi
The Maid with the Flaxen Hair, C. Debussy
Meditation from "Thais", J. Massenet
O Mio Bambino Caro, G. Puccini
Passacaille, G. Handel
Serenade, P. Godefroid
Sheep May Safely Graze, J.S. Bach
Theme and Variations, J. Haydn
Threads of Love, Lorie Line
Queen for a Day, Lorie Line
Viennese Waltzes, Lehar/Strauss
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn

Popular/Movies:
A Time For Us, from "Romeo and Juliet"
Ashokan Farewell, from PBS "The Civil War"
Because, G. D'Hardelot
Dances with Wolves Medley
Edelweiss, from "The Sound of Music"
Hymn to the Sea, from "Titanic"
Jane Austen Selections
My Favorite Things, from "The Sound of Music"
My Heart Will Go On, from "Titanic"
The Landler, from "The Sound of Music"
Love Solo, D. Coates
The Music of the Night, from "The Phantom of the Opera"
Prince of Thieves, theme from "Robin Hood"
Rose, from "Titanic"
Somewhere, from "West Side Story"
Tears in Heaven, E. Clapton/W. Jennings
Think of Me, from "The Phantom of the Opera"
The Wind Beneath My Wings, from "Beaches"
With You in Mind, D. Coates

Religious/Sacred:
Amazing Grace
He Hideth My Soul
How Great Thou Art
It is Well with My Soul
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, J.S. Bach
The Lord's Prayer, A.H. Malotte
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Folk/Celtic:
Blarney Pilgrim
Danny Boy
Foggy Dew
Greensleeves
Maids of Mourne Shore
Matt Malloy's Reel
My Lagan Love
Sheebeg and Sheemore
She Moves Through the Fair
Shenandoah
Song of the Water Kelpie
The Water is Wide

Therapeutic:
Cridhe, Christina Tourin
The Nightingale, Deborah Henson-Conant
Song for Sam, Cindy Kleinstuber
Beyond a Dream, Lorie Line

Christmas:
Angels We Have Heard on High
The Chipmunk Song
Christmas Comes Anew (Noel Nouvelet)
The Christmas Waltz, S. Cahn/J. Styne
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Holly and the Ivy
I Wonder as I Wander
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Mary, Did You Know?, M. Lowry/B. Greene
Noel Provencal, M. Grandjany
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This?
When a Child is Born, F. Jay/Zacar
Winter Wonderland

...and Much More.
 

Desired Events:  
  • Anniversary
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Picnic
  • Private Party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Wedding
  • Other - Ladies' Tea, Luncheon, Retirement Home, Hospital, Orchestra
 Price Range: $200 and up
   

Prices vary for each event (variables include: type and length of event, distance, frequency, rehearsals, indoor/outdoor, etc.) For availability, booking, and pricing, please contact directly by phone or email

 

   

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Reviews

"With deep appreciation for your talent and hard work combined to make [our daughter's] wedding extra special with your beautiful harp music."

-John and Loxia

 

"Thank you for your beautiful music. We love your harp playing. We are looking forward to another wedding with Brittany's music!"

 -Parents of the Bride

 

"On behalf of the PHD Organization, we want to express to you our sincere gratitude to you for sharing your gift with us and our other guests. Your music set the tone for the evening."

 -Joyce

 
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