What could be a better excuse for a Summer Sunday drive into the country than a delicious lunch followed with an incredible concert by CISHI’s Faculty?

Hop in your car in Edmonton or Calgary at 10 a.m. for a leisurely drive to Caroline, Alberta to arrive comfortably in time for a beautiful day of harp music, inspiration and camaraderie. Lunch will be served at Noon in the Dining Hall of Sanctum Retreat Centre providing you an opportunity to savor the culinary expertise of the Sanctum team. After lunch, take an hour to explore the grounds of Sanctum, wander along the Raven River or through the forest pathways breathing in the pure air and spirit of this unique place. The concert then begins at 2:30 in the chapel of Sanctum, a beautiful, light-filled intimate space.

CISHI 2016

CISHI 2016

This year’s programme includes Judy performing Schafer’s Crown of Ariadne and Salzedo’s Ballade and Gianetta playing Fauré’s Impromptu.  Julia will perform some of her solo arrangements of jazz pieces as well as classical rep. And, returnees from CISHI 2014 will be excited to know that 3/4 of the Harp Chicks ensemble (ie. Judy, Julia and Gianetta) will be improvising in Julia’s own arrangements of In the Mood and Heart and Soul!


This is a public, ticketed event so family, friends, harp aficionados will have the opportunity to attend as well as, of course all registered CISHI 2017 students. Purchase of a ticket includes lunch at Noon at Sanctum Retreat Centre, just outside of Caroline Alberta.

Lunch and Concert price is $50/$35 (adult/child) It’s an intimate venue so there are only 45 tickets available – first come, first served.

For those who would like to enjoy a bit more of the CISHI experience, you can also stay for dinner and attend an evening workshop with Judy, Julia and Gianetta. We’ll be sharing our experience and suggestions on how to make the most of your practice time and performance prep. And if you’d like to play and get some feedback on how to work on a specific issue, here’s your chance. The workshop will finish at 8 p.m. so you can still get home before dark. Price for the Lunch/Concert/Dinner/Masterclass is $100.

Clicking on the buttons below will give you the option to purchase your tickets by credit card or paypal. A list of paid reservations will be kept at Sanctum for confirmation when you arrive. Please bring a copy of your email confirmation as well (don’t forget to check your Spam mailbox if you don’t seem to have received a confirmation email!). Please note: physical tickets will NOT be mailed to you.

Lunch and Concert

Adult $50.00
Child $35.00

Lunch, Concert, Dinner, Evening Workshop

Adult $100.00
Child $75.00