Patrice Fisher is versatile in many styles, including: Classical, Popular, Bach, Scottish, Irish, English, French, Jewish, Jazz, Louisiana, Latin Jazz, World music, Hymns and Renaissance music.
She is a music graduate of Tulane University, Wolf Trap Academy in D.C. & Creative Music Studio Jazz School, New York. She has 15 recordings, including her latest: Resilience. She travels the world, performing at festivals, like Cancun Jazz Fest, Rio Harp Fest & TrovaJazz Fest in Guatemala.
She studied Celtic music with Grainne Hambly, Janet Harbison & Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Billy Jackson, Cecile Corbel and classical music with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra harpist, Rachel Van Voorhees.
Patrice provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. She was extremely professional and organized and willing to play music outside of her repertoire. It was evident that she is an experienced wedding performer as she has a very helpful template that made it easy to select specific pieces for each part of the ceremony.
Response from Patrice Fisher:
Thank you, Mallory. You had a beautiful wedding outside in the courtyard of Il Mercato! I am glad that I could be a small part of it.
We rented Patrice's harp for our wedding. She was the only one that we found who was reasonably close, willing to rent out her instrument, and priced fairly. She even delivered the harp to our venue for a very small fee. We are so grateful that we found her!
Very happy with service of musician and gigsalad looking forward to working with you again
Price Range: $200-$800
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
Patrice can play Classical music at your wedding or party, with solo harp, or a duo, with flute or violin. For a trio, add cello or bass. For a special entrance, you can add a trumpet to the group.
Patrice can play jazz or Latin jazz for your party, either solo harp, or a duo, with guitar. For a trio, add bass. If you want to dance, add percussion. For a special accent, add trumpet or flute.
Patrice can play Celtic music for your event (Irish, Scottish, Welsh or Breton). She is Director of the New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble, a group with 4 to 6 harpists, playing Celtic music.
Patrice Fisher is harpist versatile in many styles, including: Classical, Popular, Bach, Scottish, Irish, English, French, Jewish, Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Louisiana, Latin and Latin Jazz, World music, Asian, Children's music, Disney, Hymns, Italian, Welsh and Renaissance music.
She is a music graduate of Tulane University, Wolf Trap Academy for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. & the Creative Music Studio Jazz School in New York. She has 14 recordings of original music, including her latest CD, Sunset, featuring musicians from New Orleans, Brazil & Honduras. She has traveled throughout the world, performing at festivals, like Cancun Jazz Festival, Jambalaya Jazz Fest in Ilhabela, Brazil, & TrovaJazz Festival-Guatemala.
"Although I have a bachelor's degree in music & composition, I have always focused my work on jazz. I have worked as a professional jazz musician in Louisiana since 1975. In 1980, I saw a public television special on the music of Brazil. I traveled there & began collecting Brazilian music. I played in a group called Sounds of Brazil with musicians from Cuba & I also studied Cuban music. My studies of Cuban & Brazilian music have had a profound effect on my own compositions."
Patrice's family is of Celtic ancestry. She studied Celtic music with Irish harpists, Grainne Hambly, Janet Harbison & Maire Ni Chathasaigh , Scottish harpist, Billy Jackson, Breton harpists, Elisa Vellianiti & Cecile Corbel. She was a student of Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra harpist, Rachel Van Voorhees. She has a large repertoire of traditional Celtic music
Latin jazz harpist & composer, Patrice Fisher, has been performing and recording her own compositions since 1980. “An unexpected delight!” raves David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine. Gene Scaramuzzo of Gambit newspaper says of Arpa "There are many sides to this local composer/harpist. It's not unusual to see her play a staid classical gig in the morning and a smoky music club at night. Strong rhythms form the undercurrent of her instrumental music with Arpa."
Additional Booking Notes
I come completely self contained, with a small amplifier. as a solo harpist.
We suggest adding a sound system if you contract 4 or more musicians, to get a balanced sound between the instruments. There is a small extra charge for us to bring a sound system.
contact us, if you have any questions about sound or lights.
Past Booked Events
|February 14, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 08, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 01, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 06, 2017 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
I play a variety of different styles: Classical, Popular, Bach, Scottish, Irish, English, French, Jewish, Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Louisiana, Latin and Latin Jazz, World music, Asian, Children's music, Disney, Hymns, Italian, Welsh and Renaissance music.
Below is my CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE:
Adagio (link hidden)ch
Air and Rondo Robert Bochsa
Air (from the Water Music) G.F. Handel
Air On The G String J.S. Bach
Allegro Maestoso (from the Water Music Suite) G.F. Handel
Andante Cantabile J.C. Bach
Arabesque No. 1 C. Debussy
Arioso J.S. Bach
The Ash Grove traditional Welsh music
Ave Maria Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria F. Schubert
Bist Du Bei Mir J.S. Bach
Bourree and 12 pieces (from the Water Music Suite) G.F. Handel
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F (link hidden)ch
1st Movement Theme
3rd Movement Theme
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 J.S. Bach
1st Movement Theme
Bridal Chorus R. Wagner
Carolan's Dream Conolan traditional Irish music
El Choclo Argentine Tango A.G. Villoldo
Chorus from Alceste Gluck
Clair de Lune C. Debussy
Les Coucous Benevoles Couperin
Coventry Carol traditional English music
Dance of the Blessed Spirits Gluck
Dance of the Little Fish D. Owens
Dodi Li traditional Jewish music
Eleanor Plunkett Carolan traditional Irish music
Emperor Waltz J. Strauss
Fantaisie Impromptu F. Chopin
Gavotte from Iphigenia in Aulis Gluck
Gavotte Gracieuse Haydn
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair C. Debussy
Glissando Waltz Mozart
The Four Seasons A. Vivaldi
Ground in F with Variations H. Purcell
Greensleeves traditional English music
Three Gymnopedies E. Satie
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana P. Mascagni
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach
Lament Carolan traditional Irish music
Largo from the Opera Xerxes G.F. Handel
Love's Unspoken Word, waltz from the "Merry Widow" F. Lehar
Mazeltov tradtional Jewish wedding music
Menuet d"Exaudet Exaudet
Minuet from String Quartet L Boccherini
Minuet in G Major, from the Anna Magdelena Notebook J.S. Bach
Musette in D Major, from the Anna Magdelena Notebook J.S. Bach
Minuet in F W.A. Mozart
Minuet in G Minor Rousseau
Moonlight Susan McDonald
Morgan Magan Carolan traditional Irish music
My Dancing Day traditional English music
No Other Love F. Chopin
Not for the Tongues of Heaven's Angels Joncas
Ode To Joy, from Beethoven's 9th Symphony
O Mio Babbino Caro Puccino
On Eagle's Wings M. Joncas
O Rest in the Lord from Elijah Mendelssohn
Pachelbel Canon in D
Panis Angelicus C. Franck
Patapan traditional French music
Pavane for a Dead Princess M. Ravel
Pavane G. Faure
To Portsmouth traditional English music
La Rejouissance Handel
Reverie C. Debussy
Rondeau J. J. Mouret
Rondo F. Couperin
Sarabande from Suite No. 2 G.F. Handel
Serenade from String Quartet in F F.J. Haydn
Serenade F. Schubert
Serenade E. Toselli
Sheep May Safely Graze J.S. Bach
Sleepers Wake J.S. Bach
The Swan C. Saint Saens
Traumerei R. Schumann
Trumpet Tune H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary H. Purcell
Waltz J. Brahms
Wedding March F. Mendelssohn
Ye Banks and Braes traditional Scottish music