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Sharlene Wallace | Concerts & Workshops homee-newsconcerts & workshops
2014
January 24th at 6:45pm CONCERT
Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street, Guelph
Fourth Friday CONCERT - solo Celtic harp
March 30th at 3pm CONCERT
River Run Centre, Guelph
guest solosit with Guelph Symphony Orchestra... featuring Sharlene's orchestrated composition ACACIA STREET.
Thursday Apri 3rd CONCERT
Kingston, ON
Flutissimo (flute choir) and Sharlene (harp) in concert.
April 6th CONCERT
Perth Manor Boutique Inn
Perth, Ontario
In a Manor of Harp - Part 2!
solo concert by Sharlene on pedal and Celtic harps
July 20-27 WORKSHOP WEEK!
Lac MacDonald, Harrington, Quebec
A week-long of harp playing in the Laurentians amidst the sounds of chamber music and choirs and singers. This is a special week
August 11-15 WORKSHOP
Wells, BC
Week of playing harp in the Cariboo mountains of BC.
Sharlene - Beginner harp
Sunita Staneslow - Intermediate harp
Maeve Gilchrist - Advanced harp
2013
January 19 at 8pm
KINGSTON, Ontario
Kingston Symphony Orchestra
Classical Good Times
Entertaining and informative concert hosted by Tom Allen (CBC Radio personality)
Included in this concert will be the second movement of the Krumpholz Harp Concerto No. 6!
January 20 at 2pm
McDonald's Corners, Ontario
concert - Blue Jean Classical Sunday Afternoons at the MERA schoolhouse
The MERA Cafe will offer tasty homebaked goodies and special coffees!
tickets $25 available at ticketsplease.ca / 613-485-6434 – teenagers are free
January 27 at 2:30pm
Perth, Ontario

Concert at Perth Manor: In a Manor of Harp
23 Drummond Street West, Perth
Tickets $35 plus HST - includes a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres at a post-concert reception. Space is limited so advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets available at Perth Manor or by calling
613-264-0050

February 1
NANAIMO, BC
Youth Harp Festival
February 2
Cowichen Bay, BC
house concert
February 8-11
TOFINO, BC
retreat workshop & concert
February 12th at 7:30pm
NANAIMO, BC
Shar & Marilyn Rummel (harps) at The Vault in Nanaimo
February 15th at 7pm
BURLINGTON, Ontario
Harp & Flute Concert
with Shar, pedal harp & Máté Szigeti, flute
at Loweville United Church
5800 Guelph Line, Burlington
February 16th at 7pm
DUNDAS, Ontario
Harp & Flute Concert
with Shar, pedal harp & Máté Szigeti, flute
at Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
108 Park Street West, Dundas
May 4
TIMMINS, Ontario
private performance
MAY 17-19
Sauder Village in ARCHBOLD, OHIO, USA
The Harp Gathering - workshops and concerts
An amazing weekend of harp playing, workshops, and concerts!
with Maeve Gilchrist, Kim Robertson, Shar, Timothy Harper, Frank Voltz and Denise and Michael Grupp-Verbon
June 1st
TORONTO, Ontario
Voca Chorus of Toronto concert
including Celtic Mass for the Sea
for choir and traditional Celtic instruments
conductor, Jenny Crober
June 9th at 2pm
Eden Mills, Ontario

Shannon Kingsbury, singer-songwriter and harpist
Sharlene Wallace, harpist

An intimate concert of original songs and harp music!

July
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec
A week retreat to study folk harp with Sharlene in the beautiful Laurentian Mountins.
July
OTTAWA, Ontario

Ottawa Chamber Festival
with
Eleanor James, mezzo-soprano
Judy Loman, harp
Jennifer Swartz, harp
Lori Gemmell, harp
Julia Seager-Scott, Baroque harp
Sharlene, Celtic harp

including the premiere of Sharlene's piece for 5 harps,
Dream Upon Dream

August 5-11
GODERICH, Ontario
Shar & Kim Robertson, Celtic harps
CELTIC COLLEGE August 6-10
CELTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL August 10-12
AUGUST 12-16
WELLS, BC
Island Mountain Arts International Harp School
Retreat workshop in the Cariboo Mountains in BC.
October 3rd dinnertime
GUELPH, Ontario
CONCERT in Guelph, ON: Sharlene & Shannon
Artisanale - 214 Woolwich St.
(519) 821-3359
admin@artisanale.ca
Sharlene (harp) and Shannon Kingsbury (vocalist and harp player)
at Artisanale dinner and harp concert! Check back here for updated details!
November 3rd
GODERICH, Ontario

house concert & workshop
SOLD OUT! waiting list only

December 1st, 3pm
Uxbridge, ON
Monday Morning Singers with Guest harpist, Sharlene Wallace
performing Britten's Ceremony of Carols
Upcoming Workshops
see above for workshops & concerts!
Past Concerts & Workshops

2012

HAMILTON, Ontario: [January 14th] Harp & Flute CONCERT - Sharlene (harp) & Mate Szigeti (flute) (Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts)
GUELPH, Ontario: [January 21st] Robert Burns' festive CONCERT
GUELPH, Ontario: [January 22nd] Out of the Ordinary CONCERT - Sharlene (harp) & Ben Grossman (hurdy-gurdy & percussion) (Knox Presbyterian Church)
TORONTO, Ontario: [February 23rd] music to compliment the book launch and art gallery show of Ian Sheldon
TIMMINS, Ontario: [May 5th] private performance
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: [Jul 8-14] CAMMAC - week long intensive harp workshop
PARRY SOUND, Ontario [July 23]: concert FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND- Beyond the Waves - Sunset on the Bay Musical Cruise - Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), George Koller (bass)
GODERICH, Ontario [August 6-10]: GODERICH CELTIC ROOTS COLLEGE - teaching with Kim Robertson
GODERICH, Ontario [August 10-12]: GODERICH CELTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL - concerts Sharlene & Kim Roberston Celtic Harp Duo
WELLS, British Columbia [August 14-18]: ISLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS INTERNATIONAL FOLK HARP SCHOOL- teaching & concert
STRATFORD, Ontario [May-October]: STRATFORD FESTIVAL42nd Street show - subbing
KINGSTON, Ontario [September 30]: KINGSTON SYMPHONY principal harpist
KINGSTON, Ontario [October 19]: KINGSTON SYMPHONY principal harpist
GUELPH, Ontario [October 21]: GUELPH SYMPHONY principal harpist
KINGSTON, Ontario [October 28]: KINGSTON SYMPHONY principal harpist
GUELPH, Ontario [November 3
]: GUELPH CHAMBER CHOIR
HAMILTON, Ontario [November 17]: adjudicate
KINGSTON, Ontario [November 24]: KINGSTON SYMPHONY principal harpist
OAKVILLE, Ontario [October 26]: OAKVILLE SYMPHONY principal harpist
TORONTO, Ontario [December 2]: Talisker Players CONCERT
OWEN SOUND, Ontario [December 15]: Georgian Bay Symphony Christmas CONCERT guest soloist on pedal and Celtic harps - Orchestrations of Sharlene's music (Winter Frieze & Acacia Street & Three Sisters) as well as a new orchestration by Jim McGrath of Sharlene's arrangement of Silent Night. Plus excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet and accompaniment to soprano Tessa Laengert. [Owens Sound Collegiate Vocational Institute]
HAMILTON, Ontario [December 24]: televised Midnight Mass from Christ the King Cathedral - Sharlene & flutist Máté Szigeti

2011

BELLEVILLE, ON: [February 13th] ORCHESTRA CONCERT Quinte Symphony: guest soloist on pedal and Celtic harps. including Debussy Danses Sacree et Profane... and orchestrations of Sharlene's music.

BRANDON, Manitoba: [February 26th] Harp FESTIVAL: adjudications, workshop, masterclass

WINNIPEG, Manitoba: [February 27th] HOUSE CONCERT

GUELPH, Ontario: [March 2nd] mini CONCERT (Knox Presbyterian Church)

TORONTO, Ontario [March 15th] private CONCERT

TORONTO, Ontario [March 23rd] CD LAUNCH CONCERT: jalsaghar CD by vivienne spiteri, harpsichord (Canadian Music Centre) CD launch

SARNIA, Ontario [May 11th] Music for A Spring's Eve CONCERT: presented by the Sarnia Concert Association / Imperial Oil Centre for the Performing Arts / Shar, harps / Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy, percussion / Joseph Macerollo, accordion / Evelyne Datl, piano / George Koller, bass

SAUDER VILLAGE, OHIO, USA [May 13-15] The Harp Gathering: WORKSHOPS and CONCERTS by Sharlene, Kim Robertson, Louise Trotter, Lisa Lynn, Frank Voltz, Timothy Harper, and Denise & Michael Grupp.

TOLEDO, OHIO, USA [May 16th] CONCERT: sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Harp Society / Centre for Fine and Performing Arts, Studio Theatre, Owens Community College, Toledo Campus.

TORONTO, ON [June 7th] CONCERT: Silver Screens Arts Arts Festival, Ryerson University The Chang School / concert shared with sharlene & concert pianist Joan Lee.

TORONTO, ON [July 7th] CONCERT: Harp Concert at Beaches / Lori Gemmell, pedal harp & Sharlene, lever harp / at Beaches Presbyterian Church

VANCOUVER, BC [July 24-30] WORLD HARP CONGRESS:
July 24th Gala Opening CONCERT with Sal Ferreras (percussionist)
July 28th CONCERT with the Eastman Harp Ensemble
July 29th Sharlene & Kim Robertson sharing this CONCERT. George Koller (bass) joining Sharlene for her set of original music / Sharlene & george premiered Niagara Moon, written for Sharlene by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

July 30th Moderator for LECTURE: Composing + Arranging for Lever Harp with shar, Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Laura Zaerr, Meg Robinson.
www.worldharpcongress2011.com

Duncan, BC [August 5th]: concert with Sharlene & a few Vancouver Island teen harp students! / at St Peter's Anglican Church

WELLS, BC [July 24-30]: Island Mountain Arts International Harp School: WORKSHOP & CONCERT: A fantastic week in the Cariboo Mountains. This is where Sharlene took her first Celtic harp workshop with Kim Robertson more than twenty years ago and she has now returned as a teacher for many of the years since. This year Sharlene will teach the beginner and advanced class. + concert at the Bear's Paw Cafe, Wells.
www.imarts.com/artschool

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan [August 23rd]: sold out HOUSE CONCERT!

OTTAWA, Ontario [Sept 30 - Oct 1]: FESTIVAL: Northern Lights Harp Fest (workshops & concert with harpists Kim Robertson and Lucile Hildesheim)

KINGSTON, Ontario [October 21]: CONCERT: Music West Concert Series / Sharlene (Celtic & Classical harps) & Susan Piltch (piano & flute).

GUELPH, Ontario [November 5]: HOUSE CONCERT with Shar (lever harp) & Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy and percussion)
Original, contemporary, folk, early music.

TORONTO, Ontario [November 12, 13]: Nov 12th HOUSE CONCERT & Nov 13th CONCERT at Gallery 345: "A Gallery of Harp & Song" with Shar (Celtic harp) & Sora (singer-songwriter, fiddle, multi instrumentalist) / at Gallery 345: Gallery 345 + Sharlene Wallace + Sora = an intimate afternoon of original and folkloric music, musings and myth. International recording and touring musician, Sharlene, has garnered a reputation for being one of Canada's most versatile harpists while Calgary based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sora has been praised for her soaring voice and unusual lyrical vision. Together, they painted a contemporary musical portrait perfectly suited to Gallery 345.,

KINGSTON, ON [November 25th] lever harp WORKSHOP

HAMILTON, ON [December 3rd] CHOIR CONCERT: McMaster University Choir / Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

HAMILTON, ON [December 24th] midnight mass

2010

STRATFORD, ON: Stratford Symphony Orchestra - soloist along with Sharon Kahan (Irish flute) and Anne Lederman (fiddle), Corrigan School of Irish Dance, Stratford Pipe Band [January 23/10]

NARAMATA, BC: 11th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop + concert- feauturing Sharlene [April 30-May1]

AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY: . Celtica: concerts [July 1-4]

SANTUARIO DI CREA: International Harp Workshop: concert presentation of Sharlene's compositions [July 9]

LAC MACDONALD, QUEBEC: CAMMAC- week long workshop retreat with Sharlene [July 18-24]

PARRY SOUND, ON: Festival of the Sound - concerts: mini Harp Festival [August 6-7]

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: HarpCon - folk harp conference - concert & workshops [August 11-14]

WELLS, BC: Island Mountain Arts International Harp School- concert & workshops [August 15-19]

NANAIMO, BC: concert with special apearance by the Nanaimo and Duncan Conservatorys' Youth Harp Ensembles- blog.gonanaimo.com/sharlene-wallace-in-concert St Paul's Anglican Church [October 23]

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC: workshop [October 26]

TORONTO, ON: York University: Chichester Psalms (Bernstein) with the York University Choir [November 23]

COPPERCLIFE, ON: Concert: Sharlene & the Ariadne Women's Choir - Britten's Ceremony of Carols and more [December 18]

SUDBURY, ON: Concert: Sharlene & the Ariadne Women's Choir - Britten's Ceremony of Carols and more [December 18]

2009

TIMMINS, ON: Timmins Symphony Orchestra - soloist (Rodney Sharman's Piece for Celtic harp and Orchestra + Mozart Harp & Flute Concerto with Sharon Kahan (flute)) [February 14/09]
TORONTO, ON: Debbie & Bill's House Concert [February 21/09]
MONTREAL, Quebec: Yellow Door Coffeehouse (lever harp) [February 28/09]

VANKLEEK HILL, ON: Les 3 Graces (Genevieve Proulx (soprano), Genevieve Jalbert (piano), Sharlene (harps) presented by Vankleek Hill Music Festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of VKH Music Festival [March 1/09]
KELOWNA, BC: adjudicating [March 30/09]
VERNON, BC: adjudicating [April 1/09]
GIBSONS, BC: workshop [April 4/09]
NEW WESTMINSTER, BC: workshop [April 5/09]
STRATFORD, ON :adjudicating[April 27/09]
TORONTO, ON: Talisker Players Chamber Orchestra Concert [May 5,6/09]

TORONTO, ON: Heartwood CD launch of Sora - featuring Sora, George Koller (bass), Sharlene (harp), Frank Horvat (piano) - at Fire Escape Recording Studio [May 29/09] www.soramusic.ca

TORONTO, ON: East York Choir - Jenny Crober (artistic director), Liz Acker (accompanist)... guest artists: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Loretto Reid (whistle, Irish flute, concertina, accordion), Rose Bolton (fiddle), October Browne (guitar, mandolin, cittern, vocals), Ray Caldwell (Uilleann pipes), Bill Kervin (bodhran, percussion, vocals) - Eastminster United Church [June 6/09] www.eastyorkchoir.ca

BIG SKY, Montana: Big Sky Folk Harp Festival workhops, concert [July 1-5/09] www.bigskyharpfestival.com

GIBSONS, BC: workshop [July 6-9/09]

LAC MACDONALD, Quebec : workshop retreat [July 13-18/09] www.cammac.ca

WELLS, BC: workshop retreat & concerts [August 11-15/09] www.imarts.com

OTTAWA, ON : Northern Lights Harp Fest - workshops, concert [October 2-4/09] www.northernlightsharpfest.com

OAKVILLE, ON : Oakville Chamber Orchestra- concert [November 28,29/09] www.oakvillechamber.org

KINGSTON, ON : Kingston Symphony Orchestra & Ontario Ballet Theatre- Nutcracker Ballet [December 4,5/09] www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca

TORONTO, BRAMPTON, ON : Celtic Christmas Concert- vocalists: Karen D'Aoust, Rebecca Collett, Susanne Maziarz, Christopher Wilson, Dallas Bergen, Chris Enns, Laura Tan, Matthew Otto / instrumentalists: Loretto Reid, Sharlene Wallace, Kelly Hood, Leon Taheny, Jamie McClyment / hosted by Dr. David Wilson [December 11, 12/09]

TORONTO, ON : Ceremony of Carols by Britten - The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, choir directed by Stephanie Martin [December 24/09]

2008

TORONTO, ON: Royal Ontario Museum Sunday Concert Series (shar & George Koller, bass) [January 13/08]
OAKVILLE, ON: Oakville Symphony "meet the harpist" children's concert [January 26/08]
GANANOQUE, ON: Gananonque Concert Series (Shar & George Koller, bass [February 29/08]
SECHELT, BC: concert at Sechelt Arts Centre [March 8/08]
TORONTO, ON: concert at Temple SInai (Shar & Sue Piltch, piano, flute) [March 16/08]
ORANGEVILLE, ON: Orangeville Concert Series (shar & Sue Piltch, flute & piano, George Koller, bass [March 28/08]
KELOWNA, BC: Minstrel Cafe [April 30/08]
KELOWNA & VERNON, BC: adjudicating [April/May /08]
NARAMATA, BC: High Spirits Music 9th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop [May 2-4/08]
NARAMATA, BC: concert at Chalmers Glass Chapel, Naramata Centre with Anam Cara [May 2/08]
OAKVILLE, ON: Halton Youth Symphony: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Shar is the special guest...concert included a harp concerto and an orchestration by Shelly Berger of Sharlene's Winter Frieze written by Sharlene and a solo set by Sharlene [May 26/08]
VICTORIA, BC: workshop and demo concert at Pranic healing Centre [June 1/08]
SECHELT, BC: concert at Sechelt Arts Centre (shar & Adrian Dolan, accordion/fiddle) [June 7/08]
SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC: concert at Steffich Fine Art Gallery (shar & Adrian Dolan, accordion/fiddle) [June 9/08]
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: week long workshop CAMMAC [June 23-28/07]
ROBERTS CREEK, SUNSHINE COAST, BC: Coast String Fiddlers Camp - workshops/concerts [JULY 7-11/08]
CAMDEN EAST, ON: concert at the Bookstore Cafe- (shar & Adrian Dolan, accordion/fiddle) [July 19/08]
ELORA, ON: concert Elora Summer Festival : Harp Connections - (shar, Adrian Dolan (accordion/fiddle), Susan Piltch (piano, flute), Kevin Muir (bass)) [July 20/08]
PARRY SOUND , ON: concert Sunset on the Bay Musical Cruise - (shar, Adrian Dolan (accordion/fiddle), Kevin Muir (bass)) [July 21/08]
WELLS, BC :
week long workshop Island Mountain Arts - faculty: Shar, Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Lori Pappajohn [August 12-16/08]
KINGSTON, ON: Kingston Symphony Orchestra - soloist (Rodney Sharman's concerto for lever harp) [November 2/08]
TORONTO, ON: Toronto Choral Society - Ceremony of Carols and Celtic concert - guests Shar (Celtic & pedal harps) & Loretto Reid (Irish flute, whistle, concertina), Jonathan Lynn (storyteller)) [December 17/08]
TORONTO, ON: Music for a Winter's Eve - Shar with Ariel Harwood-Jones (soprano), Ben Grossman (hurdy-gurdy, percussion), Evelyne Datl (accordion, piano), Emliyn Stam (fiddle) [December 22/08]

2007

OAKVILLE, ON: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts “A Festival ofHarps” Concert (with Lori Gemmell-Classical harpist, Monika Stadler - jazz harpist, Sharlene Wallace - Celtic harpist) [February 10/07]
BARRIE, ON: Georgian Music presents "Harps Beautiful" (with Lori Gemmell-Classical harpist, Monika Stadler - jazz harpist, Sharlene Wallace - Celtic harpist) [February 11/07]

TORONTO, ON: CBC Radio OnStage Concert at the Glen Gould Theatre presents “No Strings Attached – A limitless look at music for harps” (with Lori Gemmell-Classical harpist, Monika Stadler - jazz harpist, Sharlene Wallace - Celtic harpist, and special guests
Oliver Schroer - fiddler, Joseph Macerollo - accordionist, George Koller - bass player) [concert February 13/07, broadcast April 9/07]
KINGSTON, ON :
Kingston Symphony Orchestra - soloist (Mozart Harp & Flute Concerto / Rodney Sharman's Variations for a Quiet Song) [April 1/07]
EDMONTON, AB :
concert with George Koller (bass) at Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barn [April 25/07]
CALGARY, AB :
concert with George Koller (bass) at Wickendon Hall, Calgary Unitarian Church [April 7/07]
CALGARY, AB :
workshop [April 27/07]
EDMONTON, AB :
Kiwanis harp adjudication [April 30/07]
EDMONTON, AB :
workshop [MAY 1,2/07]
NARAMATA, BC :
weekend workshop & concert [MAY 4-6/07]
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: week long workshop CAMMAC [June 25-30/07]
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: Concert at CAMMAC [June 27/07]
COMOX, BC :
Vancouver Island Musicfest - concerts [JULY 6-8/07]
ROBERTS CREEK, SUNSHINE COAST, BC :
Coast String Fiddlers Camp - workshops/concerts [JULY 9-13/07]
SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY, USA :
Somerset Folk Harp Festival - workshops / concerts [JULY 19-22/07]
PARRY SOUND, ON: Festival of the Sound: concert cruise with Strike the harp!: shar (celtic harp), George Koller (bass), Loretto Reid (Irish flute, whistles, concertina) [JULY 29/07]
VANCOUVER, BC: workshop [OCTOBER 29/07]
GIBSONS, BC : workshop [OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 1/07]
SEATTLE, WA, USA: Dusty Strings Harp Symposium: concert and workshops [NOVEMBER 2-4/07]
PENTICTON, BC : concert: at the Dream Cafe: shar, Adrian Dolan (accordion, fiddle), Celso Machado (percussion, guitar) [NOVEMBER 9/07]
KELOWNA, BC : workshop [NOVEMBER 10/07]
EDMONTON, AB : adjudication & workshop: Alberta College [NOVEMBER /07]
WINNIPEG, MN / COURTENAY, BC / VICTORIA, BC / ST ALBERT and SPRUCE GROVE, AB : concert tour with Winter Harp [NOVEMBER 24- December 10/07]
SUDBURY and STURGEON FALLS, ON : concert: guest with the Ariadne Women's Chamber Choir (Ceremony of Carols) [DECEMBER 18,19/07]

2006

MISSISSAUGA, ON: Clarkson Community Concert: Valentines Day Concert (with Sharlene, Joan Browne, flute, Bridget LaMarch, viola, James Browne, guitar, Marnie kersten, soprano) [February 11/06]
TORONTO, ON:
York University GALA Concert celebrating the opening of the new Fine Arts Building Accolade West & Accolade East [March 20/06]
TORONTO, ON: MTV Canada inauguration concert [April 18/06]
OAKVILLE, ON: Age of Enlightenment Orchestra - soloist (Handel & Mozart harp concerto excerpts) [May 5/06]
TORONTO, ON:
East York Choir Celtic Concert - (Jenny Crober conducting with Sharlene, Loretto Reid,Anne Lederman, Brian Taheny, Leon Taheny,Ray Caldwell, Liz Acker) [May 27/06]
SHARON, ON: Peace Lights the Way concert and illumination event at the Sharon Temple [June 23/06]
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: Concert at CAMMAC [June 27/06]
LAC MACDONALD, Quebec: week long workshop CAMMAC [June 26 - July 1/06]
MISSISSAUGA, ON: Youth Cue Choir concert/broadcast at the Living Arts Centre [July 2/06]
VANCOUVER, BC: workshop [July 6/06]
DUNCAN, BC: concert & workshop [July 7-8/06]
ROBERTS CREEK, SUNSHINE COAST, BC : Coast String Fiddlers Camp - workshops/concerts [JULY/07]
PARRY SOUND, ON: Festival of the Sound: concert cruise with George Koller, bass [July 23/06] and gala harp concert with George Koller and 6 harp ensemble with Nora Bumanis, Koni Choi, Erica Goodman, Judy Loman, Julia Shaw [July 25/06]
TORONTO, ON: Music for Winter's Eve Annual Harp Concertt - Hugh's Room (with Wilson Lumibao, voice / David Nelson, keyboard / Sharlene, harp / Susan Piltch, flute & piano) [Sept 23/06]
VANKLEEK HILL , ON: Music Alive! Concert Series -( with Sharlene, harp and Susan Piltch, flute & piano) [Oct 15/06]
OTTAWA, ON: Anticipation CD Celebration Concert - 4th Stage, National Arts Centre (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano) [Oct 16/06]
HAMILTON, ON: Noon Hour Concert Series - Convocation Hall, McMaster University [Oct 31/06]
CAMDEN EAST, ON: Friday Night Concert Series - The Bookstore Cafe (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano) [Nov 3/06]
SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON: Concert Series - Sacred Heart Church (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano & George Koller, bass) [Nov 19/06]
DRYDEN, ON: Concert Series - Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano & George Koller, bass) [Nov 20/06]
WINNIPEG, MN : house concert - (with Susan Piltch, flute) [Nov 21/06]
DEEP RIVER , ON: Concert Series - Childs Auditorium (with Susan Piltch) [Nov 24]
OSHAWA, ON: Concert Series - A Celtic Christmas Concert - Salvation Army Temple (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano & George Koller, bass) [Dec 2/06]
TORONTO, ON: CD launch concert- Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano & George Koller, bass) [Dec 3/06]
OAKVILLE, ON: Annual Halton Family Services Christmas Concert - Knox Presbyterian Church [Dec 8/06]
OAKVILLE, ON: Oakville Children's Choir Christmas Concert - St. John's United Church [Dec 8,9/06]
HAMILTON, ON: John Laing Singers Christmas Concert - [Dec 16/06]

2005

TORONTO, ON: CAMMAC workshop
OAKVILLE, ON: "Celebration of the Arts Concert Series" (Chamber concert with Joan Browne, flute, Joel Hastings, piano, Lorne Grossman, percussion)
OTTAWA, ON: Concert at the 4th Stage, NAC with George Koller, bass and Lucile Brais Hildeshiem, Celtic harp
OTTAWA, ON: Workshop at Ottawa Folklore Centre
VANKLEEK HILL, ON: "Music Alive!Musique en Vie" concert series with George Koller, bass and Lucile Brais Hildeshiem, Celtic harp
OAKVILLE,ON:
Oakville Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Harp & Flute Concerto (sold out!)
BANFF, AB: Harpfest West, The Banff Centre (workshop/concert)
GUELPH, ON: Guelph Spring Festival (concert with George Koller, bass)
HARRINGTON, Quebec: CAMMAC Summer Music Centre (6 day intensive harp workshop/retreat)
WELLS, BC: Island Mountain Arts International Celtic Harp School (week long intensive harp workshop/retreat)
TORONTO, ON: Ontario CONTACT Showcase (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano and George Koller, bass)
OAKVILLE, ON: Halton Family Services Annual Christmas Concert - Knox Presbyterian Church (with Joan Browne, flute, Andrew Tees, baritone, SMLS choirs)
TORONTO, ON: Music for Winter's Eve Annual Harp Concertt - Little Trinity Church (with Susan Piltch, flute & piano, Paul Jenkins, voice, harpsichord & organ)
OAKVILLE, ON: ST. John's United Church Christmas Day pre service Concert

2004

SARNIA, ON/PORT HURON, MI: (International Symphony guest artist with Sharon Kahan, Irish flute)
OAKVILLE, ON: (Oakville Symphony Chamber concert guest artist with Joan Browne, flute)
TORONTO, ON: (guest with the Irish Choral Society)
TORONTO, ON:
(RCM World Music Concert Series with Loretto Reid, Anne Lederman, Brian Taheny, Leon Taheny)
TORONTO, ON: (concert with George Koller, bass)
TORONTO, ON: (concert with York University Womens Choir)
BROCKVILLE, ON: (concert on Celtic & Classical harps)
HARRINGTON, Quebec: CAMMAC Summer Music Centre (6 day intensive harp workshop/retreat)
ST MARY'S, ON: (Heritage Festival concert with Kevin Muir, bass)
TORONTO, ON: (DivaDivaDiva concert with Sinead Sugrue, soprano)
TORONTO, ON: (Concert of Dreams with The Irish Choral Society of Canada)
TORONTO, ON:
(BEYOND THE WAVES CD launch concert with Vern Dorge, sax, Anne Lindsay, fiddle, Joseph Macerollo, accordion ,George Koller, bass, Daniel Stone, percussion)
CAMDEN EAST, ON: (concert with Daniel Stone, percussion)
KINGSTON, ON: Royal Military College concert series
OAKVILLE, ON: Annual Christmas concert with Halton Family Services
TORONTO, ON: "Music for a Winter's Eve" (concert with Sinead Sugrue, soprano, Michael Sugrue, tenor, Susan Piltch, piano & flute , Loretto Reid, Irish flutes)

   

"Contemporary Canadian harpist Sharlene Wallace melted the snows of winter at her recent performance in Vankleek Hill (Ontario) - March 6, 2005.

With her fiery playing and warm audience rapport, Sharlene transported the listeners into her musical world "Beyond the Waves" - Sharlene's latest CD.

Whether playing original works, such as Lost River, Dream Habanera and Wallace Bay; or interpreting the work of Alfredo Rolando Ortiz - Llano, El Rio or the searing Merengue Rojo - Sharlene displays a meticulous control that, while technically virtuosic, always manages to be sensuous and organic, all the while appearing as easy as child's play.

A personal favourite, "Windows on the Sea", shows Sharlene at her best. This work opens with a gorgeous Celtic-inspired piece, written by Canadian Irish flute player Craig Noseworthy, then soon moves into Sharlene's playful South-American inspired rhythmic variations.

A highlight of the concert was Sharlene's three-movement "Island Mountain Suite". This airy, verdant work is a gem - mixing elements of Celtic dreaminess, rhythmic complexity and beautiful, memorable melodic writing. This was performed with fellow harpist Lucile Brais Hildesheim and brought the comment from many listeners that it was like hearing harps in stereo.

Fabulous bassist George Koller accompanied Sharlene on many of the pieces on the programme and brought an added dimension of rhythmic verve and harmonic profundity.

A fantastic, joyous musical adventure that ended far too soon."

— Ian Hepburn, director of concert series "Music Alive! Musique en Vie", Vankleek Hill, Ontario
"When we sold out just through word-of-mouth and without even advertising the performance, I knew she was good. But the first time I heard Sharlene play I was in an adjoining room: The music was so intense, so vibrant, so amazing I thought there was a trio playing. How can you do that with just one set of hands!?"
— Les Jones, Bookstore Cafe,
Camden East, Ontario

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