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Welcome to my website. I am a freelance harpist for hire working throughout the Greater Chicago area. I hope you'll find many of the answers to your questions here, but please feel free to contact me directly about adding a harp player to your event!

(312) 860-4997
reneewilsonharp@gmail.com

Hear Me Play!

All of the videos samples you see on the site are from my YouTube channel. While the channel is focused on wedding clients, many of the selections there are helpful for other events as well. Please click on the link below to visit my channel:

About Renee

I am classically trained, and hold a Master of Music Performance degree, but I love playing in many different styles of music! I am a proud member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians (local 10-208), and also the Principal Harpist of the South Bend Symphony. It would be a privilege to help you plan live music for your event.

Price List

Every job is different, but I do have a set of general prices to give you an idea:

~Two hours of background music $450; additional hours $100 each
~Wedding ceremony $450; additional cocktail hour (in same location) $100
~Surcharges for parking (if not provided by venue), certificate of insurance for your venue ($25), moves within the venue ($25), and difficult locations ($50)
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Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

Weddings are a constant joy in my schedule! They have such particular needs that I have a website just for my wedding clients at:

www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com

Please click the button below if you're interested in wedding music!

Video Samples From My YouTube Channel

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Background Music

Whether your event is a cocktail hour, a baby shower, or a holiday gathering, I likely have specialized repertoire that will surprise and charm your guests. You can select your own playlist from my repertoire lists, or leave it to me.

Examples of Specialized Repertoire:

Holiday music
Bollywood music
Disney and other childhood favorites
Irish music
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Here are a couple of my newer videos to get you started!

Golden Hour - JVKE
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift




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Funerals

It is always an honor to play for families that are celebrating the lives of their loved ones. I have an entire website devoted to helping you decide if harp music would be right. Please click on the button below to visit my funeral website.

Programs for Seniors

I offer hour long harp solo programs for seniors. I have a variety of music, and themes can be adjusted to fit all occasions! Some examples include:

History of Classical Music
American Popular Music
Love Songs for Valentine's Day
Irish Music
Sacred or Secular Christmas Music
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Repertoire Lists

Most of my standard repertoire is listed below. Please click on the category you are interested in to reveal the list. If you don't see something, contact me to see if it can be added!
  • Contemporary (Popular) Music

    Open or Close
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    All I Ask of You
    Again (Janet Jackson)
    All of Me (John Legend)
    All You Need is Love
    Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon)
    Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
    Angel of Music
    Ashokan Farewell
    A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)
    A Thousand Years
    A Time for Us
    At Last
    Beauty and the Beast
    Be My Baby (The Ronettes)
    Bewitched (Pal Joey)
    Bless the Broken Road
    Blue Bossa
    Bring Him Home
    Buongiorno Principessa
    Can't Get Started With You
    Can't Help Falling in Love
    Can You Feel the Love Tonight
    Castle on a Cloud
    Caught Up in the Rapture (Anita Baker)
    Cavatina
    Chapel of Love
    Cheek to Cheek
    Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
    Color My World
    Dangerously in Love (Beyonce)
    December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
    Despacito
    Dites Moi
    Doe Eyes
    Dream (Pricilla Ahn)
    Ebb Tide
    Edelweiss
    Embraceable You
    Endless Love
    Eternal Flame (Bangles)
    (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
    Falling Slowly (Once)
    Fields of Gold
    Final Fantasy (Prelude)
    Fireflies
    The First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
    Flightless Bird/American Mouth
    Game of Thrones Theme
    Golden Hour (JVKE)
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Hallelujah
    Halo (Beyonce)
    Have I Told you Lately That I Love You
    The Heather On the Hill
    Here Comes the Sun
    Hotel California
    Here There and Everywhere
    How Deep in Your Love (Bee Gees)
    How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
    Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
    I Choose You
    If I Fell
    The Inner Light (Star Trek Next Generation)
    In My Life
    I Get a Kick Out of You
    I Got It Bad
    I Got You Babe
    I Have Dreamed (The King and I)
    I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
    In My Room
    Into the West
    Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
    It Might As Well be Spring
    I Will
    I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)
    I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
    Kiss From a Rose
    La Paloma Azul
    La Vie en Rose
    Love is Here to Stay
    Lover (Taylor Swift)
    Love Story (Taylor Swift)
    Make You Feel My Love
    The Man I Love
    Marry Me (Train)
    Marry You
    May the Force Be With You (Star Wars)
    Memory
    Misty
    Moon River
    The Music of the Night
    Married Life from "Up"
    My Cherie Amour
    My Funny Valentine
    My Girl
    My Hero (Foo Fighters)
    My Heart Will Go On
    My Way
    Nothing Compares 2U
    Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
    One Hand, One Heart
    Only Time (Enya)
    Over the Rainbow (Dorothy and Iz versions)
    Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
    Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
    The Prayer
    Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka)
    Rainbow Connection
    Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
    Razón De Vivir (Mercedes Soto)
    Ribbon in the Sky
    Ripple (Grateful Dead)
    River Flows in You (Twilight)
    Scarborough Fair
    Save the Best For Last
    September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
    Send in the Clowns
    Singing in the Rain
    A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    Somewhere (West Side Story)
    Somewhere in Time
    Somewhere Only We Know
    Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)
    Stand By Me (Kingdom Choir/royal wedding version)
    Stay With Me
    Storybook Love (from "The Princess Bride")
    A Summer Place
    Surfer Girl
    Summertime
    Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses)
    Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
    Take It to the Limit (Eagles)
    Terrapin Station (Grateful Dead)
    That's All
    The Wind Beneath My Wings
    They Were You
    Think of Me
    A Thousand Years
    Til There Was You (The Music Man)
    Time in a Bottle
    Tonight Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins)
    Try to Remember
    Time to Say Goodbye
    True Colors
    Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
    Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
    Unchained Melody
    Under the Boardwalk
    The Velocity of Love
    Watermark (Enya)
    The Way You Look Tonight
    What a Wonderful Wold (Armstrong)
    (What a) Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
    What the World Needs Now is Love
    When I Fall in Love
    When I'm 64
    Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift)
    The Wind Beneath My Wings
    Wonderful Tonight
    You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
    You're My Best Friend (Queen)
    You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
  • Classical Music

    Open or Close

    Adago from "Clarinet Concerto (Mozart)
    Air from "Water Music" (Handel)
    Air on the G String (Bach)
    Allegro Maestoso (Handel)
    All in a Garden Green (Playford)
    Arioso (Bach)
    The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
    Ave Verum (Mozart)
    Barcarolle (Offenbach)
    Biano Fiore (White Flowers; Negri)
    Claire de Lune (Debussy)
    Canon in D (Pachelbel)
    Caro Mio Ben (Giordano)
    Come Ye Sons of Art (Purcell)
    Concerto in B flat (Movement 1, Handel)
    Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
    Emperor Waltz (Strauss)
    First Gymnopedie (Satie)
    Flower Duet (Delibes)
    Fur Elise (Beethoven)
    The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
    I Love You so (Lehar)
    Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
    Largo from "The Four Seasons" (Vivaldi)
    Mai (Faure)
    Meditation from "Thais" (Massenet)
    Merry Widow Waltz (Lehar)
    Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
    Musetta's Waltz (Puccini)
    Nocturne (Mendelssohn)
    Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
    O Mio Bambino Caro (Puccini)
    On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn)
    Pie Jesu (Faure)
    Prelude #1 (Bach)
    Raindrop Prelude (Chopin)
    Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
    Sleeper's Wake (Bach)
    Sonata en Re (Albeniz)
    Song to the Moon (Dvorak)
    The Swan (Saint-Saens)
    Theme from "Jupiter" (Holst)
    To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
    Va Pensiero from Nabucco (Verdi)
    Villa Song (Lehar)
  • Bollywood Music

    Open or Close
    Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
    Dil Diyan Gallan
    Janam Janam
    Jashn-E-Bahara
    Kal Ho Naa Ho
    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    Mitwa
    O Re Piya
    Pee Loon
    Pehla Nasha
    Tere Bina
    Teri Meri
    Tum Hi Ho
  • Christmas Music

    Open or Close
    Holiday Songs that Don't Reference a Particular Holiday

    Frosty the Snowman
    Jingle Bell Rock
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bells in Waltz Time
    Happy Holidays
    Home for the Holidays
    Let it Snow!
    March of the Toys (from "Babes in Toyland")
    Skating (from "A Charlie Brown Christmas")
    Winter Wonderland

    Holiday Songs About Santa and Christmas

    All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
    Believe (from "Polar Express")
    Carol of the Bells
    The Chipmunk Song
    The Christmas Song
    Deck the Halls
    Christmas Time is Here (from "A Charlie Brown Christmas")
    Feliz Navidad
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Here We Come A-Wassailing
    I'll Be Home for Christmas
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    A Holly Jolly Christmas
    Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
    Merry Christmas, Darling
    O Christmas Tree
    Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Santa Baby
    Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
    Silver Bells
    Up on the Housetop
    We Need a Little Christmas (from "Mama")
    We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    White Christmas

    Classical Holiday Music

    Evening Prayer (from "Hansel and Gretel")
    Arabian Dance (from "The Nutcracker" ballet)
    March (from "The Nutcracker" ballet)
    Waltz of the Flowers (from "The Nutcracker" ballet)

    Hanukkah Music

    Chanukah O Chanukah
    Hanukkah, Hanukkah
    I Have a Little Dreidal
    Menorah Memories
    My Dreydl
    Ner LI
    Oh Hanukkah
    Rock of Ages
    Sevivon
    Yodim Atem

    Holiday Songs About the Birth of Christ

    Angels and Shepherds
    Angels We Have Heard on High
    As Lately We Watched
    Away in a Manger
    Baloo Lammy (Scottish Carol)
    Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
    The Christ Child's Lullaby (Hebridean Tune)
    Coventry Carol
    Ding Dong Merrily on High
    The First Noel
    Jesu Bambino
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
    Good King Wenceslas
    Hark the Herald Angels sing
    He is Born (Il eat Ne)
    The Holly and the Ivy
    Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
    In the Bleak Midwinter
    I Wonder as I Wander
    I Saw Three Ships
    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
    It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    Joy to the World
    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
    The Little Drummer Boy
    Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
    Neopolitan Carol
    Noel Nouvelet
    Pat a Pan
    O Come All Ye Faithful
    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    Of the Father's Love Begotten
    Once in Royal David's City
    O Holy Night
    O Little Town of Bethlehem
    Personent Hodie
    Silent Night
    Still, Still, Still
    Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
    We Three Kings
    What Child is This?
    What is This Fragrance?
    What Shall I Give?
    While By My Sheep

  • R and B

    Open or Close
    Again (Janet Jackson)
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    All of Me
    Always and Forever
    At Last
    Caught Up in the Rapture
    Dangerously in Love
    Endless Love
    Family (Dreamgirls)
    Halo
    Here and Now (Luther Vandross)
    I Believe in You and Me (Whitney Huston)
    I Have Nothing (Whitney Houston)
    I'll Be There
    It Might Be You (Roberta Flack, Waiting to Exhale)
    Kiss From a Rose
    Like A Star (Corinne Bailey Rae)
    Marry You
    Misty
    My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)
    On the Wings of Love
    One in a Million You (Larry Graham)
    Ribbon in the Sky
    Save the Best for Last
    September
    Suddenly (Billy Ocean)
    Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
    This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
    Under the Boardwalk
    We're in This Love Together
    (What a) Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
    When I Fall in Love
    You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • Irish

    Open or Close
    Ae Fond Kiss
    Arran Boat Song
    At the Yellow Boreen
    Avenging and Bright
    Banish Misfortune
    The Battle of Aughrim
    Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
    Bendemeer's Stream
    The Blackbird
    Bonnie at Morn
    The Bonnie Lass O'Bon Accord
    Captain Sudley (Carolan's Dowry)
    Carolan's Dream
    Carolan's Welcome
    Carrickfergus
    The Castle of Dromore
    Chanter
    The Cliffs of Moher
    Cockles and Mussels
    Coilsfield House
    Come Rest on This Bosom
    The Cruiskeen Lawn
    Danny Boy
    The Dark Isle
    Dark Woman of the Mountain
    The Dear Little shamrock
    Down By the Salley Gardens
    Eleanor Plunkett
    Fairy Dance Reel
    The Fanaid Grove
    Fanny Power
    Farewell But Whenever You Welcome the Hour
    Farewell to Liverpool
    The Flight of the Earls
    The Foggy Dew
    The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
    The Gentle Maiden
    Give Me Your Hand
    Good Night
    Have You Seen My Sweet Coolin
    Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded?
    I Know My Love
    I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
    It Chanced When I Was Walking
    The Kerry Dance
    Killarney
    Lady of Knock
    The Lark in the Clear Air
    The Lark in the Morning
    Leather Buttons
    Limerick is Beautiful
    Mairi's Wedding
    March of King Laois
    Martin Wynnd's Air
    Merch Megan
    The Mist Covered Mountains of Home
    Morgan Magan
    My Dearie
    My Wild Irish Rose
    My Yellow-Haired Lad
    O'Donnell Aboo
    Off She Goes
    The Ould Plaid Shawl
    Over the Hills and Far Away
    The Parting Glass
    Rights of Man
    Road to Lisdoonvarna
    The Rose of Tralee
    Rosin the Bow
    Roving Galway Boy
    The Selkie
    Shule Aroon
    The Snowy Breasted Pearl
    The Song of Fionnuala
    Sweet Rosie O'Grady
    'Tis the Last Rose of Summer
    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra
    Wandering Willie
    The Waterfall
    When Irish Eyes are Smiling