Sara Chasse-Phillips has been involved in music since she was born. At three years old her mother started teaching her piano, dance, art, and voice. From there she continued to grow in the arts with professional teachers. When her family moved from Virgina Beach, where her father was serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy, to Bloomington, Indiana Sara continued her training. Being in a college town she began pre-college choir, piano, and harp lessons. She began studying the harp with Elzbieta Szmyt and attended summer master classes with Susan McDonald at Indiana University.
Being in a busy college town there was plenty of concerts to see and Sara would attend orchestra, choir, broadway musicals, jazz band, and solo concerts almost everynight. In addition to learning the harp, piano, dance, and voice, Sara also studied violin, trumpet, and flute under some of the most renowned artists of her time.
Sara participated in youth orchestras, choirs, and bands all throughout her childhood and career. In the summer of 2001 she attended the Brevard Summer Music Festival in North Carolina where she earned her scholarship through playing private fundraisers for country clubs, and private homes. During her stay she studied under the baton of Keith Lockhart. In the summer of 2003 and 2004 she served as a counselor at Hartwick Music Festival in New York where she earned a full tution scholarship and played harp under the direction of Skitch Henderson (renowned conductor/pianist of the New York Pops). Sara has held many youth orchestra positions as principal harpist throughout her career.
In 2005 Sara moved with her husband, Frederick, to Riverside, California to study music. Here they continued her harp business that she once ran with her sister back in Bloomington, Indiana. Since 2005 Sara has played with professional choirs in Palm Springs, Performed at Disney Hall with the RCC Wind Ensemble, played with a local orchestra for the Stan Lee Documentary at Capital Records in Hollywood, and continues to freelance for film scores, and other special events. Sara & Frederick are attending RCC, and are working towards their Music Performance Certificates. Sara received her A.A. with "Great Distinction" from RCC in 2009.
Frederick Phillips: Vocalist, DJ, Harp Transport
Sara Chasse: Harpist, Pianist, Accompanist for Frederick, Owner, Manager
Riverside Plaza performances: open to the public, great place to meet new fans and perform for the community.
Festival of Lights 2009/2010, Downtown Riverside: open to the public, another great venue for fans to listen to our music and showcase our talent.
Disney Hall Performance with Riverside City College Wind Ensemble
Capital Records (Stan Lee Documentary)
Nutcracker Performances at Fullerton College, Dec. 11, 12 2010
El Dorado Country Club Performances
Wedding, Funerals, Birthday Parties
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 120 minutes
With Frederick's calming Irish tenor voice and Sara's angelic harp playing you will experience a duet like no other. Appropriate for funerals, memorial services, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, hospitals and more. Elegant attire set to enchanting music. Background or foreground music. Choose either Sara's six foot, gold & mahagony harp to dazzle and set the mood for an elegant evening or her petite five foot celtic lever harp popular for music therapy. Frederick and Sara perform classical, Disney, romantic pop, traditional, scottish, and hits from the early years. Other genres of music available upon request. Harp4all brings their own professional sound system and microphones. Microphones specifically chosen to bring out the beautiful, ringing qualities of the harp and Frederick's operatic, tenor voice.
Music is the universal language to the heart and soul which inspires emotions of happiness, sadness, melancholy, mystery, thrill, excitement, adventure, love, romance, and joy. Think of a movie which moved you, what was the music in that special scene, what did you feel? Let Harp4all add a beautiful soundtrack to your special day with solo harp, piano, voice, and/or DJ.
Harp4all carries liability insurace. DJ sound system and/or amplifier and own microphone setup (depends on gig size and location).
Past Booked Dates:
01-01-2012 — Festival of Lights, Downtown Riverside near Mission Inn on Main Street
12-24-2011 — Festival of Lights, Downtown Riverside near Mission Inn on Main Street
12-09-2011 — Lake Gregory
01-01-2011 — Festival of Lights, Downtown Riverside on Main Street
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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