Therese Honey, harps
Therese Honey began to specialize in Medieval and Renaissance music after attending Historical Harp Society Conferences and hearing early music played on reproductions of historical harps. She draws her repertoire from many sources, including the music of Hildegard von Bingen, the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the Llibre Vermell, theFaenza Codex, and Renaissance vocal and dance music. She also plays continuo with Baroque ensembles. Her performances utilize historical harps appropriate to the music and bring her performances to life with anecdotal and humorous stories, garnered from her vast knowledge of harp lore and legend.
Therese presents solo concerts of Medieval and Renaissance music on historical harps, as well as traditional Celtic harp music. She performs and records with the Texas Early Music Project and tours with Houston-based Istanpitta.
Ms. Honey tours throughout the US as a clinician and adjudicator. She has an active teaching studio in the Houston area, is a registered Suzuki harp teacher and is the co-director of the annual Houston Baptist University Summer Harp Festival. She teaches workshops on Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic repertoire, arranging and style, and harp ensemble, as well as such practical matters as harp purchase and maintenance, technique and posture, and performance attitude and preparation. She is a dynamic teacher who inspires and motivates her students to learn more about the harp, its technique, repertoire and history.