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Christmas carolling

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on December 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

How often do you get to see and hear more than one harp in a shopping centre? The answer is - about once a year: at Christmas time!

The WA Harp Society (of which I am a member) had organised for harpists to meet at Woolstores in Fremantle to play some Christmas music for about an hour. In the end there were only four of us. We played arrangements of Christmas carols as well as other little tunes. We'd decorated our instruments with tinsels and other Christmassy decorations! It was a lot...

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Bach To Satie

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on December 6, 2015 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Last night my musical buddy Darryn and I had our first formal concert!

It was great to be able to perform to an audience the music we had been working on for so long and so diligently. Our programme consisted of three major works arranged for harp and guitar: J.S Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 and Erik Satie's Gnossiennes and Gymnopédies. We also performed Saint-Saëns's The Swan as an encore.

I can't believe it's all over already! Thanks to everyone who came and supported us ...

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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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UWA Friends of the School of Music Christmas Party (duo Pluck & Strum)

Posted by Eliza Bourgault du Coudray on November 30, 2015 at 4:05 AM

On Sunday the 29th of November, my duo Pluck & Strum provided background music for the Christmas party of the Friends of the School of Music of UWA.

Although it was outdoors and consequently a little chilly, the "grassy knoll" was an intimate and lovely environment perfectly suitable for the occasion. We played background music until the president of the Friends of the School of Music began her speech. The head of music then made a little speech himself. After this Darryn and I perf...

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