Private Events, Background Music, and Weddings

Harp is an elegant addition to private events ranging from weddings to company functions to private parties. Dr. Ellis is a versatile harpist with over a decade of experience playing private events in venues such as the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and for clients ranging from the Cleveland Clinic to the University of Michigan. She has developed a wide variety of repertoire including exquisite classical solos, jazzy arrangements from the Great American Songbook, nostalgic songs from musicals, and well-known popular music. She is experienced, reliable and handles all the musical details so you don’t have to! Her goal is to make your life easier as you plan your event and provide wonderful music that sets the occasion and makes for a memorable event. From background music to wedding processions, Dr. Ellis will work with you to tailor her performance to your event’s individual needs.

All events include a phone consultation, free of charge, and weddings include a free in-person consultation. Please contact her directly for additional details.

In addition to classical music, Dr. Ellis can play a variety of familiar songs from musicals to Top 40. A list of the most commonly requested works that I play are below, but there are many more not included on this list. If you have a request that’s not listed, please ask!

Oliver As Long as He Needs Me
Carousel You’ll Never Walk Alone
Cats Memory
Fiddler on the Roof Sunrise, Sunset
Kismet Strangers in Paradise
No, No, Nanette Tea for Two
Oklahoma Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’
Phantom of the Opera All I Ask of You
Phantom of the Opera Angel of Music
Phantom of the Opera The Music of the Night
Phantom of the Opera Think of Me
Porgy and Bess Summertime
South Pacific Some Enchanted Evening
The King and I Getting to Know You
The Sound of Music Edelweiss
The Sound of Music My Favorite Things
The Sound of Music Morning Hymn/Alleluia

Bloom, Rube and Johnny Mercer Fools Rush In
Gershwin, George Somebody Loves Me
Gershwin, George Summertime
Mancini, Henry and Johnny Mercer Days of Wine and Roses
Mercer, Johnny and Joseph Kosma Autumn Leaves
Singleton, Charles and Eddie Snyder and Bert Kaempfert Spanish Eyes
Waller, Fats Ain’t Misbehavin’
Youmans, Vincent Tea for Two

Irish Down By the Sally Gardens
Irish Londonderry Air/Danny Boy
Irish My Lagan Love
Irish Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms
Irish The Butterfly
Irish Chanters Tune
Irish The Price of My Pig
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Lady Athenry
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan George Brabazon
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Planxty Burke
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Carolan’s Concerto
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Carolan’s Receipt (Dr. John Stafford)
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Carolan’s Welcome
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan The Clergy’s Lamentation
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Bridget Cruise
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Lord Inchiquin
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Morgan Magan
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Blind Mary
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan John O’Connor
Irish – Turlough O’Carolan Eleanor Plunkett
Scottish Cradle Song
Welsh Morning is Broken
Welsh All Through the Night

Al Jolson Story Anniversary Song
Aladdin A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast Something There
Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast
Charlie Brown Linus and Lucy
Charlie Brown Christmas Time is Here
Cinderella A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Frozen Let it Go
Hunger Games Safe and Sound
Lava (Pixar) Lava
Little Mermaid Under the Sea
Little Mermaid Part of Your World
Lord of the Rings (Enya) Into the West
Mary Poppins Feed the Birds
Mary Poppins Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Peter Pan Second Star to the Right
Pinocchio When You Wish Upon A Star
Snow White Some Day My Prince Will Come
Somewhere in Time (John Barry) Somewhere in Time
Up (Pixar) Up Main Theme
Romeo and Juliet Kissing You

Beatles Because
Beatles Can’t Buy Me Love
Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Beatles Golden Slumbers
Beatles Good Night
Beatles Hey Jude
Beatles In My Life
Beatles Let it Be
Beatles With A Little Help From My Friends
Beatles Yesterday
Becaud, Gilbert (Elvis, Cher, Dylan) Let it Be Me
Bob Marley Redemption Song
Cohen, Leonard Hallelujah
Des’ree Kissing you
Enya Only in Time
Enya Into the West
Graham, Lukas Seven Years
Hendrix, Jimi Purple Haze
Joel, Billy Piano Man
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Loggins, Kenny House at Pooh Corner
McLachlan, Sarah Angel
McLachlan, Sarah Building a Mystery
Midler, Bette The Wind Beneath My Wings
Oasis Wonderwall
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Ruth B Lost Boy
Sager, Carol Bayer and David Foster (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli) The Prayer
Sartori, Francesco Time to Say Goodbye
Smith, Sam Stay With Me
Stevens, Cat Morning is Broken
Sting Fields of Gold
Twain, Shania and R.J. Lange From This Moment On

Bach Minuet
Bach, J.S. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Borodin Polovtzian Dance from Prince Igor
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn: St. Anthony Chorale
Brahms Lullaby
Brahms Waltz
Debussy La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
Debussy Clair de Lune
Faure Pavane
Gluck Dance of the Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
Handel Largo
Handel Sarabande
Handel Harmonious Blacksmith
Handel Harp Concerto in B-Flat
Holst Jupiter from The Planets
Mouret Rondeau
Mozart Minuet from Don Giovanni
Mozart Sonata I in C
Mozart Sonata No. 9 Theme
Offenbach Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
Pachelbel Sarabande
Pachelbel Canon in D
Puccini Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme
Puccini O, My Beloved Father from Gianni Schicchi
Purcell Chaconne from the Fairy Queen
Purcell Rondeau
Salzedo Tango
Schumann Chorale
Verdi La Donna E Mobile From Rigoletto
Vivaldi Spring: First Movement Theme
Vivaldi Winter: Second Movement Theme

Christian Amazing Grace
Christian Morning Is Broken
Christian Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Christian Ave Maria
Christian Abide with Me
Christian All Glory, Laud, and Honor
Christian How Great Thou Art
Christian Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Israeli Hatikvah
Israeli Lach Yerushalayim
Jewish Od Yishama
Jewish Dodi Li
Jewish Hinei Mah Tov
Jewish Jerusalem of Gold
Jewish Shalom Aleichem

Mendelssohn Wedding March
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Purcell Trumpet Voluntary
Wagner Here Comes the Bride

Adam, Adolphe O Holy Night
African American Spiritual Go, Tell it On the Mountains
Anderson, Leroy Sleigh Ride
Bernard, Felix Winter Wonderland
Cahn, Sammy Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Davis, Katherine et. al The Little Drummer Boy
Gillespie, Haven Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Gruber, Franz Silent Night
Guaraldi, Vince Linus and Lucy
Guaraldi, Vince Christmas Time is Here
Handel Joy to the World
Hopkins, John Henry We Three Kings of Orient Are
Kent, Walter and Kim Gannon I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Kondonassis, Yolanda Dream Season
Leontovich, M. Carol of the Bells (Ukranian Bell Carol)
Lvingston, Jay and Ray Evans Silver Bells
Marks, Johnny Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Martin, Hugh and Ralph Blane Have Yourself a Merry Little Chirstmas
Mendelssohn Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Mueller, Carl Away in a Manger
Traditional Adeste Fideles
Traditional Good King Wenceslas
Traditional What Child Is This?
Traditional Coventry Carol
Traditional Lo, How a Rose E’Er Blooming
Traditional O Tannenbaum
Traditional Deck the Halls
Traditional The First Noel
Traditional Away in the Manger
Traditional Angels We Have Heard on High
Traditional G-d Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional Still, Still, Still
Traditional The Holly and the Ivy
Traditional Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Traditional Jingle Bells
Willis, Richard It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Traditional Al Hanisim
Traditional Blessing over the Candles
Traditional Chanukah O Chanukah
Traditional Hanerot Halalu
Traditional I Have a Little Dreydl
Traditional Ma’oz Tsur (Rock of Ages)
Traditional Mi Y’Malel
Traditional Ner Li
Traditional Sevivon
Traditional Yodim Atem