Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Whittier Hospital offers special holiday music at a luncheon and dinner to show their associates appreciation for the past year. The luncheon was held outdoors under a tent in freezing cold temperatures, driving wind and rain. Fortunately, for me, I played for the dinner shift inside the cafeteria!
A lovely special buffet was enjoyed by all.
Town and Country Rehabilitation Center was the location for this rainy day performance. I played Holiday Carols for the sleepy, but warm and cozy residents.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I have played harp at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club Sunday Brunch for over 17 years. They offer a great Holiday Brunch in December. Additional menu items, lovely decorations and of course, the harp grace this special brunch series.
Summerville @ Victorian Court has used my services for many years. This was an annual Holiday Party for the residents and their families. Lovely decorations, a special menu and the harp all add to the occasion.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Regent located in Palm Desert, was the location for this lavish graduation/holiday party. It was catered, in a brand new apartment resort . This was the first party held in the venue since completing a muli- million dollar face lift.
While I was out in the desert, I took the opportunity to do a little networking. The Marriott Springs Resort is among the finest, most elegant resorts in Southern California. I enjoyed the baby swans that were outdoors. Born rather late in the year, I'd say. There is an indoor moat complete with gondolas and the largest tree that I have seen all season. Gorgeous!!
I had the privilege of enjoying the music practitioner harpists that play for the Eisenhower Medical center. This was dress rehearsal for the concert to be held the next week, but it was lovely. Many of the participants are recovered cancer victims. It was a pleasure to be able to just sit and enjoy them playing, while I watched!
Crestlawn Memorial Park holds a Rembrance Service each holiday season. this is a lovely, poignant service that is held to commemorate the departed loved ones during the holidays. There is choir, harp of course and refreshments.
Fountain Senior Assisted Living located in Orange has asked me to play harp for many years, for their Holiday Dinner. This is a special meal for the families and residents. They actually use two harpists, one in each room!
This is the second year in a row that I have had the privilege of performing for this special holiday luncheon. It is held for the families and the residents. A special holiday meal, complete with Prime Rib was prepared and served buffet style
The lovely Moreno Valley Recreation Center was the venue for this year end gala banquet. This is a newer venue, but I have enjoyed playing there in the past.
Community Care Rehabilitation Center located in riverside has an elegant Thanksgiving Day luncheon each year for the families and occupants. It has been my privilege to perform there for the last several years.