Chesterton harpist performs to aid local animals

by Cynthia Shelhart in , ,

CHESTERTON, IN (Sept. 25, 2012) – Harpist Cynthia Shelhart, a nationally recognized Celtic harpist and recording artist, will present a solo concert, “Friends of Francis,” on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton IN. This fourth annual concert will benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter in Valparaiso IN.

Shelhart, the 2005 U.S. Scottish Harp National Champion and director of music at St. John’s United Church, will perform traditional music from Scotland & Ireland, as well as her own compositions. The concert is named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment.

Admission is free, and a freewill offering to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter will be accepted. Shelter animals will be available for adoption, and Shelhart will donate a portion of the evening’s CD sales to the Shelter.

For more information, contact Cynthia Shelhart at (219) 508-3558 or