The Toronto Harp Society works to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument in Toronto and surrounding areas. The Society is dedicated to encouraging the composition of new music for the harp by Canadian composers and improving the quality of performance of harpists. We encourage and support young Canadian harpists through the presentation of Scholarships.
The American Harp Society is a non profit corporation, grown from the needs of harpists - performers, teachers, and pupils. Founded in 1962, membership in the Society is now over 3000 with chapters throughout the Ame ricas, including the Toronto Harp Society.
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Judy Loman awarded Order of Canada
The Canadian Government recently award harpist Judy Loman the Order of Canada—the country’s second highest honor for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals. This fellowship recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada, as well as non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Membership is accorded to those who exemplify the order’s Latin motto: “desiderantes meliorem patriam” meaning “they desire a better country.”
Ms. Loman lives in Toronto and teaches at the Glenn Gould School and the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. She was also the principal harpist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1959 until her retirement from the group in 2002.. Loman was honored for “her service to the arts community as one of Canada’s renowned harpists.”
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We wish to extend our appreciation to the CBC and The Four Seasons Harp Quartet for the excerpt from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.