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Chicago Harp Quartet to perform at Wesley United Methodist Church July 28


The Chicago Harp Quartet (CHQ) will perform at Wesley Methodist Church, 114 West Broadway, Winona, on Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Its members include principal harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and professor of harp at Northwestern University, Marguerite Lynn Williams; former principal harpist of Civic Orchestra and founding member of CHQ, Catherine Yom Litaker; recipient of the Farewell Trust Award, first-prize winner of the CCPA Concerto Competition, and former principal harpist of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Emily Ann Granger; and Julie Spring, teacher, international soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral harpist.

The cost is $20 per person, and tickets are available at Hardt’s Music and Learn more at

About the Chicago Harp Quartet

The Chicago Harp Quartet, founded in 2012, has quickly established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. Widely regarded as a Chicago treasure, the Chicago Harp Quartet has dedicated itself to presenting innovative, charismatic and forward-thinking programs of original transcriptions as well as new commissions.

The quartet has performed at major concert venues across the U.S. and abroad including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Curtis Institute of Music, and the National Theater in Havana, Cuba. As part of CHQ’s mission, the ensemble collaborates with other cutting-edge artists including Third Coast Percussion, International Chamber Ensemble, Mozawa, and Ho Etsu Taiko and continues their educational endeavors as instructors for the Chicago Harp Ensemble, as well as residencies at institutions including Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, New York University, Vanderbilt University and Play on Philly.

Members of CHQ have performed with some of the world’s greatest ensembles including the Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, San Diego, St. Louis, and Tasmanian symphony orchestras; Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Opera Australia.

In 2014, the quartet released its highly successful debut CD, “Soirees d’ ete,” and in spring 2018 launched a second CD, “Dance Sketches,” with original works by Bruce Broughton and Paul Patterson.

Mission statement

The Chicago Harp Quartet strives to present the highest quality performance of chamber music in both traditional and non-traditional venues, to be ambassadors for the harp, role models for young harpists, and trail blazers for new and unique ensembles.

The Chicago Harp Quartet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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