The Lowcountry American Harp Society Chapter along with the Hilton Head Choral Society will present a concert with Guest Harpist/Composer Rhett Barnwell on Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Featured on the program will be the premiere of "A Lowcountry Suite," an arrangement of Gullah spirituals for Harp Ensemble by Barnwell, which has been made possible by a grant from the American Harp Society. This concert will be conducted by Choral Society Artistic Director, Tim Reynolds. The program will be repeated on Sunday, February 27 at Lightsey Chapel & Auditorium, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC at 4:00 pm. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Masks are highly recommended.
The Lowcountry Chapter of the AHS recently recorded a "virtual" concert in honor of Ruth Wickersham Papalia, a longtime member of the AHS and a member of The Three of Harps with Lucy. The concert premiered on YouTube on September 18 and is available for viewing. Click here to view the concert. Below is a preview of the concert.
I am excited to be here on Hilton Head Island. Since becoming a permanent resident in 2016, I have played with the Hilton Head Choral Society, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, several churches, and receptions at various plantations. I have also played in churches in Savannah and the Savannah Philharmonic. I look forward to meeting more people, playing in new churches and for wedding and receptions in the area's beautiful plantations and venues.