Kela Walton

Harp from Spartanburg, SC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Delight your guests with beautiful harp music for any occasion by Kela Walton a professional freelance harpist. Kela has over 20 years of experience performing for weddings, parties, fund raisers, corporate events, and other special occasions. She helps brides and grooms choose music for their wedding that reflects their unique personalities and gives their ceremony a personal touch. An in-person (or video chat) wedding music consultation is included in the ceremony price. Whether it be for a lavish governor's inauguration ball or an intimate backyard wedding, "I enjoy working with clients to select elegant music to make any occasion memorable."

Kela is thrilled to be living and performing in the Carolinas. Prior to moving to Spartanburg, Kela served as the Interim Principal Harp with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performed for the BPO's international tour in Poland. Her other orchestral credits include past positions and concert engagements with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and Austin Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Originally from Texas, Kela held a four year position at Austin's Historic Driskill Hotel as harpist for tea and holiday brunches. Kela is an enthusiastic educator and teaches harp lessons to students of all ages. When not at the harp Kela enjoys practicing yoga, running, and spending time with her husband conductor Stefan Sanders.

Kela Walton holds a BM in Harp Performance from the University of Texas At Austin, and a MM in Harp Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Houston Moores School of Music.

Important Information About Weddings: Please specify (in the "Details" box on the contact form) if you are interested in music for the Wedding Ceremony Only, the Wedding Reception Only, or Both the Ceremony and Reception. A 20-30 minute wedding ceremony, when you include the prelude and postlude music before and after the ceremony as guests enter and exit, usually lasts about 1 hour.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

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Kela Walton made our cocktail hour at our daughter's wedding amazing!! Everyone commented on her talent and how beautiful it was to have her playing the harp. I will have her at our next big event for sure!!

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Kela Walton’s Response:

Thank you Deborah! The wedding was beautiful, and I'm so glad your guests enjoyed the music.

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Kela was completely professional and helpful from contract to final song. Our guests loved the absolute beauty of her magnificent playing. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!

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Kela was very easy to work with! She was accomodating and had many suggestions to make the process easy! I would recommend her to anyone.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Dec
16
Westminster Presbyterian
Greenville, SC
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Feb
9
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
Fayetteville, NC
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Feb
13
Music Sandwiched In
Spartanburg, SC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Feb
16
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Spartanburg, SC
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Savannah Philharmonic
Savannah, GA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Savannah Philharmonic
Savannah, GA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Dec
7
Savannah Philharmonic
Savannah, GA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Dec
1
Carolina Concert Choir
Hendersonville, NC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Nov
30
Carolina Concert Choir
Hendersonville, NC
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Nov
3
Asheville Symphony Chorus
Arden, NC
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Ode to Joy & Variations
Beethoven
Hallelujah
L. Cohen
Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin
Be Thou My Vision
Irish Hymn
Carrickfergus
Irish
And I Love Her
Lennon & McCartney
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Moon River
Mercer/Mancini
Harp
Classical Harp
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Please note Kela Walton will also travel to Roebuck, Moore, Cowpens, Duncan, Fingerville, Wellford, Gramling, Inman, Pacolet, Chesnee, Lyman, Pauline, Woodruff, Jonesville, Campobello, Greer, Gaffney, Lynn, Enoree, Buffalo, Landrum, Slater, Columbus, Greenville, Taylors, Tuxedo, Dana, Simpsonville, Union, Chimney Rock.
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