The harp is the perfect addition to any special event: weddings, dinner parties, church events, and concerts. Contact Christian to include the harp in your special event!
Read Christian's bio below to learn more about the harpist,as well as his education and accomplishments.
Not only did Christian make beautiful music for us, but he also was as cooperative and helpful and understanding and patient as anyone could possibly have been as we muddled through the process of identifying the music we wanted for a Remembrance service for my late parents. I give him the highest recommendation. The only snafus, which were NOT his fault, were connectivity breakdowns in the GigSalad communications system as we messaged back and forth in the days before the service.
Christian played the harp for our outdoor wedding ceremony. He was professional and personal. He learned the music we requested, and I loved walking down the aisle to the sound of the harp. He even played music as guests arrived to the ceremony and left for the reception. I would absolutely recommend Christian for any special event!!!
Christian Bell was the musician for our beach wedding over three years ago. I cannot tell you how many guests complimented us on having a harpist at our wedding ceremony! I requested a specific set list, which Christian was quick to learn and played beautifully! He was very professional, flexible, and incredibly talented! I would recommend Christian for any wedding or special event.
Thank you, Christian, for making our wedding day extra wonderful!
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At the age of 8, Christian first gained interest in the harp after seeing a Saturday night harp concert on PBS. The next day, he met renowned harpist Gail Barber at church and began taking harp lessons soon after. After moving to Branson, MO, he began studying harp under experienced harpist Nancy Dygert - who remained his teacher for 15 years. He attended College of the Ozarks where he continued progressing as a harpist and performer.
Christian graduated from College of the Ozarks with a bachelor's degree in music performance and married his college sweetheart Emily. Since then they have lived in Naples, FL and Paraiso, Panama - where Christian enjoyed teaching music at an international Christian school. He is currently living in Cincinnati, OH while pursuing a Masters in Harp Performance at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music.
Christian has used the harp to be involved in many areas of music. He has played for many weddings and special events, as well as performed in various groups and live shows. Christian has performed for many esteemed individuals, including former president George W. Bush, Dave Ramsey, Sarah Palin, and Tom Brokaw. He spent three years as the harpist for the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. While at College of the Ozarks, Christian gained experience playing with the school orchestra, several string ensembles, and accompanying both choral groups and soloists. He has also had the privilege of accompanying famous gospel singer Wintley Phipps, and playing for several live shows in Branson, MO.
Past Booked Events
|November 05, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 26, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
A very wide range of styles can be played on the harp: Jazz, Pop, Celtic, Classical, Meditative – whatever the style, the harp’s unique sound lends itself to enjoyable listening in any venue. I have consistently built my repertoire to include a wide range of songs from the following genres:
Wedding Ceremony Favorites
Movie and Television
Hymns and Praise
Traditional and Ethnic
Standards & Pops
Along with these styles I have enjoyed playing songs from more modern musicians such as the Beatles, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, The Lumineers, Bob Marley, and many more. Whatever the songs you desire for your event, I will be more than happy to expand my repertoire!
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