Add the Elegance of a Harp to Your
Since 1992 Josh has been bringing the elegance of the pedal harp to
receptions, dinners, and other special events.
How often do you get a chance to see and hear a pedal
the harp to your event helps make it a memorable occasion.
Josh's years of experience at providing that perfect
touch to your
event makes sure that you'll get exactly what you want. Josh has
a large repertoire of light classical and popular tunes to fit your
See here for a partial song
If there is specific music you would like, Josh is usually able to
Rates: (local - inquire for travel charges to
locations outside of greater Victoria)
First hour: $175
Each additional hour: $100
On engagements of longer than one hour there is a 15
minute break per
hour. Josh brings his own bench and music stand (and harp, of
Harp Music - the perfect touch for
your special day!
Bridal Processional. Popular choices:
(Here Comes the Bride)
Canon in D
Theme - Mozart
Signing of the Register. Popular choices:
Ave Maria - Schubert
Only Time - Enya
Canon in D
Exit March. Popular choices:
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Haydn Theme - Haydn/Grandjany
Water Music Theme - Handel
Theme from Symphony No. 9 - Beethoven (Joyful, Joyful)
Josh is happy to work with you to select music that is
special for you
- just ask!
Wedding Ceremony: $250 (max 1 hour from start of
to end of ceremony - additional charge for longer weddings).
Ceremony plus Reception/Cocktails/Dinner:
Josh does not play outdoors.
Harp with other instruments (Duo/Trio)
Josh is also available as part of a Flute, Violin, and
trio, or as a duo with either Flute or Violin.
inquire for information.
Josh if you would like more information or to make a booking.
Josh Layne performs unforgettable concerts and
recitals. His unique
blend of technical wizardry, musical insight, and comfortable on-stage
commentary makes for an irresistible event.
Josh's programs are usually all classical, with music
from many periods.
He plays a mix of music written originally for the harp (like Faure's Impromptu
and Hindemith's Sonata) and transcriptions (such as Hans
arrangement of Smetana's orchestral work, The Moldau or Josh's
transcription of the Adagio from Rodrigo's guitar
Josh has a deep love and appreciation for classical
music, and he shares
that with his listeners. "I
love the way he dove into the music". Other audience
"You changed the world for me"
"I had goosebumps"
"I’ll never forget it"
"Concert of a lifetime"
"As a classical pianist
I've heard a lot of piano recitals, but I've
never been so impressed by another instrument before!"
"I felt like I was just
sitting in your living room, you were so comfortable
"I was transported the
whole time you were playing"
A sample program and program notes can be found here.
Josh has a repertoire of concertos that suit a wide
range of orchestra
sizes. Email him for
Concertos he has performed include:
Boieldieu - Concerto
Debussy- Danses Sacree et Profane
Glière- Harp Concerto
Handel - Concerto in B flat
Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp
Reinecke - Concerto in E minor
Josh is available for ensemble
work - email Josh if
is a specific ensemble setting you are interested in.
Josh is available for studio work.
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Please email Josh
if you are interested in booking a concert.