Why hire Nichole Luchs, Harpist?
My name is Nichole Luchs and I will help you to create an atmosphere that your guests will never forget with beautiful harp music. Whether you are having a large cathedral wedding or an intimate garden ceremony, the harp is the perfect instrument. Both in looks and in sound, the harp will add a touch of elegance and beauty to your special day.
I am available for weddings and special events throughout the Chicago area and northern Illinois and I have been performing since 1998. My repertoire ranges in style and includes classical, celtic. american jazz standards, show tunes, movie themes, and modern pop/rock.
Nichole Luchs, started playing the harp at the age of ten through the harp program at her public school. She studied with harpist Nanette Felix, until she graduated from high school, and then went on to study with Elizabeth Cifani, principal harpist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Nichole received a Bachelors degree in Harp Performance from Northern Illinois University and a Masters degree in Harp Performance from Northwestern University. Nichole is currently an active free-lance musician and performs throughout Illinois and Iowa. She is the principal harpist for the Peoria Symphony, DuPage Symphony, and Illinois Valley Symphony, and she has performed with many orchestras in the area including the Rockford Symphony, Evanston Symphony, Skokie Valley Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and Dubuque Symphony. She is a member of the Naperville Chamber Musicians and performs numerous chamber recitals with the group throughout the year. Nichole is also an active teacher and is the harp instructor at Fox River Academy of Music and Art in Oswego , IL and also at North Central College in Naperville, IL.
What to Expect
Classical Music(Includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, etc)
J.S. Bach (1685 -1750):
Air on the G String/J.S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring/J.S. Bach
Minuet in G/J.S. Bach
Prelude in C from the "Well-tempered Klavier"/J.S. Bach
Prelude in G from the cello suite/J.S Bach
Sleepers Wake/J.S. Bach
Fur Elise/L. Beethoven
Ode to Joy/Beethoven
Theme from Pathetique Sonata/Beethoven
Trumpet Tune "The Prince of Denmarks March" /Jeremiah Clarke
Clair de lune/Debussy
Flower Duet from the opera "Lakme"/L. Delibes
Air from "The Water Music"/G.F. Handel
Hornpipe from "The Water Music"/G.F.Handel
Meditation from "Thais"/J. Massanet
Carolans Concerto /Turlough O'Carolan
Canon in D Major/J. Pachelbel
Ground in F Major/H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary/H. Purcell
Musetta's Waltz from the opera "La Boheme"/G. Puccini
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini/S. Rachmaninoff
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals /C. Saint-Saens
Gnoissiene No. 1,2,& 3 /E. Satie
Gymnopedie No. 1, 2, & 3/E. Satie
Opening Theme from Piano Concerto No. 1/ Tchaikovsky
Ave Maria /F. Schubert
Autumn: Mvmnt 1 / "The Four Seasons" Op. 8/A. Vivaldi
Autumn: Mvmnt 3 / "The Four Seasons" Op. 8/A. Vivaldi
Spring : Mvmnt 1/ "The Four Seasons" Op. 8/ A. Vivaldi
Winter: Mvmt 2 /"The Four Seasons" Op. 8/ A. Vivaldi
Bridal March from Lohengrin /R. Wagner
American Standards (think Big Band, Jazz, Frank Sinatra):
All The Things You Are / Oscar Hammerstein
All The Way / James Van Heusen
As Time Goes By / Herman Hupfield
Bewitched / Hart & Rodgers
Body And Soul / John Green
Embraceable You / George Gershwin
Everybody Loves Somebody / Ken Lane
Fascinating Rhythm / George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon / Bart Howard
I Get A Kick Out Of You / Cole Porter
I Only Have Eyes For You / Harry Warren
I Want to be Happy / Vincent Youmans
Just In Time
Misty / Erroll Garner
Moonglow / Will Hudson
Moonlight Serenade / Glenn Miller
Nature Boy / Eden Ahbez
Night and Day / Cole Porter
On The Sunny Side of the Street / Jimmy McHugh
Over the Rainbow / Harold Arlen
Someone To Watch Over Me / George Gershwin
S'Wonderful / George Gershwin
Summertime / George Gershwin
Take Five / Paul Desmond
Tenderly / Jack Lawrence
The Girl From Ipanema / A.C. Jobim
The Way You Look Tonight / Jerome Kern
Time After Time / Jule Styne
Too Marvelous For Words / Mercer & Whiting
Unforgettable / Irving Gordon
What A Wonderful World / G.D. Weiss
When I Fall In Love / Edward Heyman
Showtunes from Musicals & Movies:
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes / Disney's "Cinderella"
All I Ask of You / "Phantom of the Opera"
Be Our Guest / Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
Bewitched / "Pal Joey"
Butterfly Waltz / "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"
Chim Chim Cher-ee / Disney's "Mary Poppins"
Ebb Tide / "Sweet Bird of Youth"
Edelweiss/ "The Sound of Music"
I Dreamed a Dream / "Les Miserables"
I Will Wait For You / "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
If I Were A Rich Man / "Fiddler On The Roof"
Jurassic Park (Main Theme)
Liz on Top of the World / "Pride and Prejudice"
Memory / "Cats"
Moon River / "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
My Favorite Things / "The Sound of Music"
Nature Boy / "Moulin Rouge"
On My Own / "Les Miserables"
Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love / "The Princess Bride"
One Hand, One Heart / "West Side Story"
Only Hope / "A Walk to Remember"
Over the Rainbow / "The Wizard of Oz"
Part of Your World / Disney's "Little Mermaid"
Send In The Clowns / "A Little Night Music"
So This is Love / Disney's "Cinderella"
Some Day My Prince Will Come / Disney's "Snow White"
Somewhere / "West Side Story"
Somewhere In Time (Theme song)
Somewhere, My Love / "Doctor Zhivago"
Star Wars (Main Theme)
Summertime / "Porgy & Bess"
Sunrise, Sunset / "Fiddler On The Roof"
Till There Was You / "The Music Man"
Try To Remember / "The Fantasticks"
Unchained Melody / "Ghost"
Under the Sea / Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
Up (Main Theme Song) / Disney Pixar's "Up"
Wedding Processional (from "The Sound of Music")
When You Wish Upon A Star / Disney's Pinocchio"
A Whole New World / Disney's "Aladdin"
Wind Beneath My Wings / "Beaches"
Popular Hits: 1900's -1940's
(see also "American Standards")
A Bicycle Made for Two
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Popular Hits : 1950's-1970's
All My Loving / the Beatles
And I Love Her / the Beatles
Annie's Song / John Denver
Because / the Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love / the Beatles
Can't Help Falling in Love / Elvis Presley
Come Sail Away / Styx
Dream On/ Aerosmith
Eight Days A Week / the Beatles
Evergreen / Barbra Streisand
Here, There, And Everywhere / the Beatles
I Walk The Line / Johnny Cash
I Will / the Beatles
If It's Magic / Stevie Wonder
In My Life / the Beatles
Imagine / John Lennon
Isn't She Lovely / Stevie Wonder
Love Me Tender / Elvis Presley
Norwegian Wood / the Beatles
The Great Gig in the Sky / Pink Floyd
Something / the Beatles
Stairway to Heaven / Led Zepplin
Unchained Melody / Righteous Brothers
Wish You Were Here / Pink Floyd
You And I / Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine of My Life / Stevie Wonder
Popular Hits : 1980's-1990's
Amazed / Lonestar
Bittersweet Symphony /The Verve
Bless The Broken Road /Rascal Flatts
Don't Stop Believing / Journey
Endless Love / Lionel Richie
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing /Aerosmith
Mad World / Roland Ozabal
No Surprises /Radiohead
Open Arms / Journey
Overjoyed / Stevie Wonder
Saving All My Love For You / Whitney Houston
Under the Milkyway Tonight / the Church
Wind Beneath My Wings / Bette Midler
Popular Hits : 2000's-Today
Bubbly / Colbie Caillat
Chasing Pavements / Adele
Can't Get You Out Of My Head / Kylie Minogue
Chasing Pavements / Adele
Clocks / Coldplay
Come Away With Me / Norah Jones
Don't Know Why / Norah Jones
Dreaming With A Broken Heart / John Mayer
Dynamite /Taio Cruz
Enchanted / Taylor Swift
Firework / Katie Perry
Fireflies / Owl City
Fix You / Coldplay
I Do / Colbie Caillait
I'm Yours / Jason Mraz
Just Dance / Lady Gaga
Lucky / Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Make You Feel My Love / Adele (Bob Dylan)
A Moment Like This / Kelly Clarkson
Only Hope / Mandy Moore
Only Time / Enya
Poker Face / Lady Gaga
Politik / Coldplay
Rolling In The Deep / Adele
Shut Up And Drive / Rihanna
Someone Like You / Adele
Speed of Sound/ Coldplay
Sunrise / Norah Jones
Teenage Dream / Katie Perry
Telephone / Lady Gaga
The Way I Am / Ingrid Michaelson
Umbrella / Rihanna
Use Somebody / Kings of Leon
Waiting on the World to Change / John Mayer
Athair Ar Neamh / Enya
Butterfly Waltz / Brian Crain
Fairytale / Enya
From Where I Am / Enya
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bridal Shower, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Luncheon/Tea, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception