Above: The 2010 Angel Harps Benefit Concert had Ethereal Lighting
The 2010 Angel Harps Annual Benefit Concert was a great success and we want to thank all of our sponsors, attendees, volunteers, and performers for their amazing support.
Kohl’s of Eastlake once again provided us with an amazing Mistress of Ceremonies and valuable volunteers.
Due to the great generosity of those who really want to help special needs children with harp music therapy, we were able to award two specially designed lap harps from the well respected harp maker, Blevins Harps.
Above: Julie Guy of the Music Therapy Center of California Accepts two 2010 Blevins Harps
The Music Therapy Center of California (MTCC) accepted the custom built Blevins lap harps at the Angel Harps annual benefit concert that took place St John’s Episcopal Church in Chula Vista California.
Dianna Woodley awarded the harps to MTCC representative, Julie Guy who beamed with pleasure.
The Angel Harps goal is to get harp music therapy to as many special needs children as possible and since the Music Therapy Center of California has a similar goal–it was truly a match made in heaven.
Founded in 2003, Angel Harps is a 501.C3 non-profit organization whose proceeds go to provide healing harps for children with disabilities.
The Angel Harps mission is to provide physically and emotionally challenged individuals with the opportunity to heal through harp therapy–and to promote the health and strength of a community by addressing the physical and emotional needs of the less fortunate in low income areas.
Based in San Diego County, the Music Therapy Center of California (MTCCA) was founded in the fall of 2003 with the goal of bringing quality music therapy services to children with special needs through the use of music therapy strategies.
Above: Some of the crowd during the intermission at the 2010 Angel Harps Annual Benefit Concert.
Featured performers for this year’s annual benefit to raise funds for therapeutic harps for children with disabilities included Kathleen Hartshorne on the Irish Lever Harp and Elivia Melodey playing Singing Crystal Bowls.
Special appearances by John Hartshshorne and Guenther Krammer enhanced the ensemble.
During intermission, special services were provided to attendees by Reverend Debra Demarais, Reverend Beatrice Calise, and Candy Smith.
Above: Special attendees included the VFW Motorcycle Club who traveled down from Riverside County to show their support.
Angel Harps thanks St John’s Episcopal Church for all their support.
Plans for the 2011 concert are currently underway and we will be announcing a new larger and more centralized location as soon as the details are finalized.