Celestial Strings is the music ministry of Rev. William Reister, an ordained Lutheran Christian minister, and his wife, Susan, an organist and pianist with more than 35 years of experience. Pastor Bill is a harpist, vocalist, and pianist with many years of experience as a soloist and member of choral and instrumental ensembles. He is a member of the American Harp Society and plays for dozens of events each year in Jacksonville, Savannah, Hilton Head Island, St. Augustine, St. Simons Island, Daytona Beach, Amelia Island, and other locations from Tallahassee to Destin and Orlando to Miami. His harp music is enjoyed at weddings, banquets, worship services, grand openings, inspirational programs, private parties, retirement communities events, funerals etc. He plays a Salvi Orchestra pedal harp and also performs on his Celtic lever harps. He welcomes the opportunity to play the harp for your elegant occasion. He provides amplification if needed. He is also available to officiate weddings or conduct funerals in addition to playing the harp. A wedding package is available which includes pre-service harp music, piano, organ or keyboard music by Susan, and officiating by Pastor Bill.
Educational programs featuring the harp are also available. Call to request a complete listing of available programs or to create one for your group or organization. The music of the harp will add elegance to your special event as it has for the hundreds of venues where Pastor Bill has performed in the last ten years. A list of previous events or a demo CD is available upon request. He has performed for the One Ocean Spa, Hospice of NE Florida, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Queen's Harbor Yacht and Country Club, Children's Home Society, Osprey Cove Country Club, Castle Otttis, the Casa Monica Hotel, Jacksonville Electric Authority, Southside Baptist Church, Town and Country Funeral Home, San Jose Elementary School, and many other satisfied corporate or individual clients. Please call or e-mail him today to reserve the date for your special event. Ask about special rates for non-profit organizations, clergy, and the military.