Weddings & Special Events

Catherine Anderson has been an active professional freelance harpist and teacher in New Orleans for over 20 years, providing beautiful music for weddings and special events throughout the region as soloist, harp accompanist, and contractor for small chamber ensembles as well as full orchestras. She has performed at all the major venues in the city, including St. Louis Cathedral, Champion Square, the Saenger Theater, Beau Rivage Casino, as well as at more intimate settings. Catherine has been the solo harpist for the New Orleans Ritz-Carlton tearoom since opening in 2001 and charter member of the acclaimed chamber music group Musaica, now in its 11th season. She has performed with a myriad of diverse musical artists, including Lindsey Stirling, Evanescence, Legends of Zelda, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra Jr., Leonard Bernstein and Josh Groban. For any musical style or setting Ms. Anderson brings a depth of musical experience and expertise to create the perfect performance for your event.


Sample Solo Harp Repertoire - Catherine Anderson

Standard Wedding Selections:
Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Mendelsohn - Wedding March
Wagner - Wedding March
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Frank - Panis Angelicus
Malotte - The Lord’s Prayer
Handel - Water Music
Massanet – Meditation from Thais
Schubert - Ave Maria
Hymns and Mass Settings

Transcriptions from the Masters:
Haydn – Theme and Variations
Scarlatti - Sonatas
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Bach - Air on a G String
Rachmaninoff - 2nd Piano Concerto
Debussy – Claire de Lune
Handel – Harmonious Blacksmith
Satie - Gymnopédie
Francisque – Pavane et Bransles
Peschitti – Lute Sonata
Viennese Waltzes
Symphony Themes
Opera Themes

International and Historical Selections:
Spanish – Granados and Albeniz
Irish – Jigs and Ballads
English - Traditional folk tunes
Selections from the 16th and 17th Century

Original Works for Harp:
C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in G
Hassleman - La Source
Prokofiev – Prelude in C
Zabel – Marquerite at the Spinning-wheel
Salzedo – Song in the Night
Thomas – The Minstrel’s Adieu
Grandjany – Fantasy for Harp
Godefroid - Romance Without Words
Glinka - Nocturne
Rota - Sarabande and Toccata
Haydn - Theme and Variations

Current Favorites:
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Falling Slowly from Once
Fly Me to the Moon by Tony Bennett
Perfect by Ed Sheehan
Your Song by Elton John
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
Just The Way you Are by Billy Joel
L-O-V-E by Natalie Cole
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Bidin’My Time
But Not for Me
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue
Someone to Watch Over Me
My Ship
The Man I Love

Cole Porter:
I Get a Kick Out of You
Night and Day

Henry Mancini:
Moon River
Days of Wine and Roses
Pink Panther Theme
Mr. Lucky

Beauty and the Beast
Can you Feel the Love Tonight

More pop and jazz standards:
I’m in the Mood for Love
Autumn Leaves
When I Fall in Love
Moonlight in Vermont
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Through the Eyes of Love
Where or When
Funny Valentine
Watch What Happens
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Satin Doll


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