Eliza Bourgault - Musician

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Gig: Opening of the Purslowe & Chipper Funerals Home in Rockingham

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on June 27, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago, I played the harp for a funeral. It was my first time providing music for this kind of event and I remember being very moved by the service and the occasion. Bringing the gentle sounds of the harp was really special to me to create an atmosphere of peace for the people at the service.

So when the opportunity came to play background music on the harp for the opening of a funeral home in Rockingham, I grabbed it despite it being some distance from where I live ...!

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Function: Rotary Club of Nedlands Changeover

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on June 20, 2019 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On the evening of the 20th of June, I was booked to play background music for the office-bearers changeover of the Nedlands Rotary Club. As a Rotarian myself, I was so happy to use my vocation and skills as a musician for an organisation close to my heart.

The three-course dinner was held at the Nedlands Bowling Club. I began playing at 6.30pm whilst the club members and their guests arrived. At 7.00pm the formal proceedings happened with a few speeches and traditions. I played again so...

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Wedding at Caversham House

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on March 24, 2019 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Weddings are some of my favourite events at which to play the harp. It is always such a joyful event - and at times weddings can be pretty emotional, too!

Yesterday (Saturday March 23rd, 2019), I was booked to play for the wedding ceremony and pre-reception. The wedding was located at the beautiful Caversham House in the Swan Valley. As a wedding harpist, I have played at numerous different venues and locations - restaurants, public parks, wineries, resorts - and I have to say that Cave...

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Wedding

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on March 20, 2016 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I was lucky and privileged to play for a wedding this early afternoon.

The groom's brother contacted me this week to ask if I'd be happy to play for the wedding, 10min of background music, plus a special request for the processional. I was more than happy to!

The venue was Willow Pond Garden in Canning Vale. It is a very pretty garden, but I have to say I was slightly afraid of the harp falling in the water when crossing the bridge!

After setting up, I played my usual backg...

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Wesley: last performance.

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on December 28, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 20th of December I played harp for my last worship service as a Wesley Scholar.

I accompanied the choir (directed by the amazing Angela Currie) for two movements from Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. It was lovely and a lot of fun. I also played J.S Bach's Prelude in C as my solo piece. The rest of the service was filled with readings from the Bible, music played on the piano by the exquisite pianist Caroline Badnall, other choir songs and of course congregational hymns.

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Winthrop Society High Tea Function

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on December 3, 2015 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On Tuesday the 1st of December I provided background music on the harp for UWA's Winthrop Society High Tea.

The event was held in the ALVA building (Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts), and I was surrounded by awesome miniature models of buildings! I played my usual "background music" repertoire while the guests arrived and mingled, and then again while they ate the yummy, delicious-smelling foods.

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