About Cynthia Shelhart

I’m a harpist who sings. I perform, teach and publish old and new music for harp and voice.

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Harpist and soprano Cynthia Shelhart performs historical, traditional, and original music for harp and voice. Her newest CD release is That Night in Bethlehem, a holiday collection for solo harp. Her harp music book, Tunes to Go: 400 Tunes in Lead Sheet Format for the Harp, has become a standard among harpists and harp ensembles of all levels. She is a past winner of the US National Scottish Harp Championship and a leading authority in double-strung harp performance and pedagogy. In addition to solo harp and vocal concerts, she currently performs with the University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble and provides music for special events. She teaches studio and online harp lessons and is in national demand as a festival clinician. She lives in Chesterton, Indiana, where she also serves as Director of Music at St. John’s United Church (UCC/PCUSA). Visit her online at www.cynthiashelhart.com.

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Kleppe Wedding (private event)

Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton IN


Moore Wedding (private event)

Chateau Banquets, Merrillville IN


Housing Opportunities Gala (private event)

Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City IN


Fields Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor Ballroom & Event Center, Valparaiso IN


University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble

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Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th St, Chicago IL 60637

As a member of the Early Music Ensemble, Cynthia sings and plays continuo on this early music bouquet from France featuring pieces by Mouton, Sermisy, Arcadelt, Janequin, and others for voices, viols, guitar, harpsichord, and winds. Admission free.


Kristevski Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.


U of C Early Music Ensemble Tea Time Concert

Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60637

Cynthia sings soprano with the University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble. Concert is free and open to the public, in Fulton Recital Hall (fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall). Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15pm and the concert begins promptly at 4:30pm.


Benedict Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.