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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 $400; additional hours $100 each
~Wedding ceremony $400; additional cocktail hour (in same location) $100
~Surcharges for parking and moves within the venue, if needed
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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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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.

Repertoire Lists

  • Contemporary (Popular) Music

    Open or Close
    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
    Cheek to Cheek
    Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
    Color My World
    Dangerously in Love (Beyonce)
    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
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Hallelujah
    Halo (Beyonce)
    The Heather On the Hill
    Here Comes the Sun
    Hotel California
    Here There and Everywhere
    How Deep in Your Love (Bee Gees)
    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)
    Kiss From a Rose
    La Paloma Azul
    La Vie en Rose
    Love is Here to Stay
    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 Hero (Foo Fighters)
    My Heart Will Go On
    My Way
    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
    Ribbon in the Sky
    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
    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'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)
    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)
    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

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    Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
    Jason-E-Bahara
    Kal Ho Naa Ho
    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    Pee Loon
    Pehla Nasha
    O Re Piya
    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