Emily Hopper Harpist

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About Emily Hopper Harpist

Award winning, professional harpist. Emily is passionate about providing high quality music for your special day.
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Emily is a UK harpist based in the Midlands. She graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Rita Schindler. Emily has performed as a soloist across the UK, including venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall. She made her concerto debut in 2017 with the Handel Harp concerto in Canterbury Cathedral. She has also performed to the Duchess of Cambridge. An experienced orchestral harpist, Emily has played with orchestras such as the Birmingham Philharmonic. Notable orchestral recordings include Daphnis and Chloe conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla played on BBC radio 3. The harp creates a magical atmosphere, perfectly accompanying your special day. Background music provided by the harp can be easily fitted into any part of your wedding day, from the ceremony to the reception and even the wedding breakfast. Emily has been playing harp for weddings for a number of years. Her experience playing for these events ensures that your experience hiring her will be smooth and straightforward. Emily is passionate about playing the perfect repertoire to fit your wedding and so is able to play a variety of music to suit your needs. She plays a range of genres from classical and folk to popular and film music.

Emily Hopper Harpist's Reviews

From customers:

Jon (
5 years ago

'Thank you so much for Saturday. Your playing was beautiful and helped create a wonderful atmosphere. We had a really memorable and very special day.'

Ruth H
3 years ago

"During her performances Emily is totally at one with the harp, being able to draw in her audience in a most engaging manner. "

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Emily Hopper Harpist's Song list

Music for your ceremony:
Entrance songs:
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bridal March - Wagner
Wedding recessionals:
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Signing the register:
Adagietto – Mahler
Aprés un rêve - Fauré
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Claire De Lune – Debussy
En Bateau - Debussy
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Gymnopédie No. 1 – Satie
I love you Truly - Bond
Largo from ‘The Four Seasons’ - Vivaldi
Meditation from ‘Thias’- Massenet
Minuet from 'Don Juan' - Mozart
Miserere – Allegri
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
The flower duet – Delibes
The swan from ‘The carnival of the Animals’ – Saint-Saens
To A Wild Rose - McDowell
Music from films:
A whole new world from ‘Aladdin’
Can you feel the love tonight from 'The Lion King'
City of Stars from ‘La La Land’
In Dreams from ‘Lord Of The Rings’
Moon River from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
Never Enough from 'The Greatest Showman'
My heart will go on from ‘Titanic’
Over the Rainbow from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’
The Theme from 'UP'
My favourite things from 'The sound of music'
Popular tunes:
All of me - John Legend
Come away with me - Nora Jones
Don't it make my brown eyes blue - Crystal Gayle
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Moondance - Van Morrison
Misty - Erroll Garner
I can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
I only want to be with you - Hawker and Raymonde
Just the way your are - Bruno Mars
​Love me tender - Elvis Presley
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Strangers in the night - Frank Sinatra
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
What a wonderful world - Eva Cassidy
A thousand years – Christina Perri
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
And so it goes - Billy Joel
Music from musicals:
All I ask of you from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Angel of music from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
The music of the night from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
The phantom of the opera from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Think of me from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Memory from ‘Cats’
I don’t know how to love him from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
Starlight express from ‘Starlight Express’
Don't cry for me Argentina from ‘Evita’
Tell me on a Sunday from ‘Tell me on a Sunday’.
Folk music:
Danny Boy
​Flowers in the Valley
Scarborough Fair
O'er the sea to sky
The ships or Caernarfon
My love is like a red red rose

Emily Hopper Harpist's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£260
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know. If you require me for more time, the fee may change.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually aim to arrive about 1 to 1.5 hours before the start of the event to set up.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

None at all - my instrument is played acoustically so I don't need any equipment. If it is raining then I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged. I also need a stable surface for the harp to stand on.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to suit your event. However, I am definitely happy to take requests and talk about other pieces you might want.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal time etc.
Classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Baroque, Medieval music, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Early music, Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Burns night
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Other skills:
Arranger, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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