The Brandywine Harp Orchestra was organized in 2000 by Janet Witman, a nationally recognized harpist, teacher and arranger. The harp orchestra consists of 15 harpers of diverse ages with seasoned harp skills and extensive musical backgrounds from the Brandywine Valley of Southeastern PA, DE and MD.
Their programs feature the many talents of its members- choreographed dancing, solo and choral singing, poetry, percussion, storytelling, original compositions and special musical guests. They have delighted audiences at Longwood Gardens, Mt Gretna Tabernacle, the Everett Theater, the American Harp Society 2004 National Conference, Smyrna Opera House, Williamsburg Scottish Games, and Beginning in the Middle Harp Conference and over a hundred church and community concert series. They have produced two best selling Cds.
In 2009 they were the first American celtic harp orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in the festival’s 29-year history. In August 2010 they were featured playing with the Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens to a sell out crowd.