|Jane Lister is one of
the country’s leading Harpists, specialising in event entertaining.
She holds the rare distinction of a Premier Prix for Harp from the
Brussels Conservatoire and an MA from Cambridge University.
Jane has played with all of this country’s leading Orchestras, including The London Symphony Orchestra (under Leonard Bernstein), The Royal Opera House Covent Garden (under Bernard Haitink) and the BBC Orchestras in Scotland and Wales. She has frequently been seen on television with Winchester Cathedral Choir, Westminster Abbey Choir and in the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’. In costume, she appeared in BBC TV’s ‘Vanity Fair’, and her playing has graced many film and television soundtracks.
Much of Jane’s reputation is based on her skills in the light entertainment field, Elton John, George Harrison, Billy Connolly, Ravi Shankar and Barry Humphries have all invited her to play at events they have hosted and she has recorded with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman and Lesley Garrett. Jane has played for Celebrity Weddings (Gazza!), fashion shows ( Caroline Charles and the Emmanuels), Bride Magazine and Libertys. She has played at The Savoy Hotel, Goodwood House, The Dorchester, Spencer House and Castle Ashby as well as The Chelsea Flower Show, Ascot and royal events at St. James’s and Kensington Palace.
Prior to the wedding Jane will meet you to help you to select music that reflects your taste and personality from her extensive repertoire of light, popular and classical pieces ~ anything from the traditional Wedding March to ‘I get a kick out of you’.
On the day she will play to greet guests before the ceremony and then play for the entry of the bride, the signing of the register and exit of the bride and groom. During the drinks reception or meal music often includes particular personal favorites, provided these requests are called for in advance.
Jane’s fee is inclusive of Harp, porterage and travel. She plays on a beautiful Gold Obermayer harp, and will always aim to compliment the occasion with a suitable choice of music and dress.
Other Forms of Entertainment
UK Wedding and Corporate Entertainment Specialists