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Karen Westgate – HarpKaren Westgate – Harp

By Leigh

On 20, Nov 2014 | In | By Leigh

Karen Westgate – Harp

Karen Svanoe Westgate has been playing music since age seven, beginning on the piano and adding the harp at age 13. She has played Harp for Sunday Brunches for many different restaurants including the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron, The Sheraton Inn of Sandusky, and plays frequently at the Sandusky Plum Brook Country Club, Sandusky Yacht Club, and the Catawba Island Club.

She is in demand for weddings, dinner parties, corporate functions, funerals, Victorian teas and Church programs as both speaker and musician. Her repertoire includes show tunes, popular, light classics, Jewish, Celtic and Inspirational music.

Westgate has recorded seven Harp Recordings and one on the keyboard which are distributed internationally through her company, Harpgate Music Productions, New Day Christian Distributors, Henderson, TN and through several catalogues.

Westgate was inducted into the Fremont Music Hall of fame in 1992, is a member of Erie County Chamber of Commerce, The American Harp Society, and the Northwest Ohio Harp Chapter.

She is currently a Harp Instructor at Terra State College, where she is the director of the Terra Harp Ensemble, and also plays the piano for local church services.

Photo by Ben French Photo

  • Jerry Bruno’s staff was very helpful with us in planning our wedding. Karen Westgate was awesome! She played so beautifully and was also wonderful in showing her harp to the children at the reception, explaining how it worked to them in terms they could understand (2 years old). Thank you so much to all of you!

    Cindy Hannah (Karen Hannah & John Shiffler)
    May 30, 2009
    Executive Events Center

    We received numerous compliments from our guests on how Karen Westgate’s talent & professionalism made our wedding and elegant affair. Karen’s music was beautiful & she was very professional & courteous. She drove through a snow storm & arrived & set up on time”

    Carmelina Martino
    May 1, 2009