Holiday Harp Music at Millhopper

Holiday Harp Concert at Millhopper Branch with background of a harp
Harpist Barbara Kerkhoff playing her harp.

Looking for some sweet sounds to kick off the Holidays? Harpist Barbara Kerkhoff is playing a special Holiday concert at the Millhopper Branch on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Listen along as Ms. Kerkhoff plucks Hanukkah songs and Christmas Carols on her harp.

Barbara Kerkhoff has almost 40 years of experience as a freelance harpist, and she was drawn to the instrument from a young age, saying “My dream as a five-year-old was to play the harp.” Her musical journey has included work with the Miami Valley Orchestra and the Dayton Area Harp Ensemble. Today, her repertoire includes, “popular, Celtic and classical selections.”

Reflecting on her career, Ms. Kerkhoff says, “One of my greatest pleasures is to bring beauty, joy and peace to my listeners by playing the harp for them.”

For more details about the event, see the Holiday Harp Music event page. You can learn more about Barbara Kerkhoff at

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By Jesse on December 2, 2023