Harpist, Rev. William Reister

Harp from Jacksonville, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $1000 per event
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About
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.
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Perfect! Absolutely perfect! I wish I could have been there the whole time throughout the whole time of playing during the ceremony, but he did an amazing job! I would highly recommend him for your wedding, baby shower, or any event! He made my day much more magical and whimsical! I’m so appreciative of him. He was super easy to communicate with and understood exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. Thank you so much Rev!

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I strongly recommend Pastor Bill music services. He is talented, accommodating and flexible.

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Wedding

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Rev. Bill was very professional and on time. We had a beach wedding and from a distance before I could see. Amidst the excitement, nature and water colliding with the shore. I would hear a wave of harmonies coming from the harp. I was a surprised for my wife and as long as she was happy, I was happy. Despite the fact, Rev. Bill really made it easier and he did not get in the way nor was he overbearing. He waited for the right moment to come and tell us congrats afterwards and then he quietly left.

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He was so easy to work with!! Did an amazing job. Would definitely recommend him!

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Arrived on time, very nice and the music was beautiful. Really added to the whole ambiance of the ceremony. Would recommend for any wedding.

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Community Event

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Awesome job thanks so much Your performancewas phenomenal I will be using him again and again

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Wedding Ceremony

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My daughter & I were very please with Harpits, Rev. William Reister. We will definitely recommend him in the future if anyone is looking for a harpist. He was so very friendly and helped me with questions I had regarding the ceremony. I'm very thankful we found him to play at my daughter's wedding.

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Cocktail Party

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Profesisonal, Timely, Effective. Will certainly be booking again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Our family had such a wonderful experience with Pastor Bill. He connected with the family and accommodated their requests and was an absolute pleasure to have in our home for this surprise party. Such great talent and wonderful personality. Thank you for everything Pastor Bill.

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This experience was nothing short of delightful! I do not know how any of this could have been any better. I would highly recommend Rev. Reister without reservation. He is reliable, NICE, accommodating, easy going, and his music is just great!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2019
Oct
24
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Oct
25
Wedding at the Ribault Club
Jacksonville, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Nov
12
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Nov
21
Harp Program at Brookdale Southside Assisted Living
Jacksonville, FL
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Nov
30
Wedding at Jekyll Island Inn and Club
Jekyll Island, GA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Dec
8
Christmas Party and Open House
Jacksonville, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Dec
10
Christmas Program at Jax Nursing
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Dec
21
Wedding at Naval Air Station Jax
Jacksonville, FL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Dec
24
Christmas Eve Worship at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Jacksonville, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
25
Christmas Day Worship at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Jacksonville, FL
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Dec
26
Harp Program at Brookdale Southside Assisted Living
Jacksonville, FL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Dec
28
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Tavares, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
13
Wedding Ceremony
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Oct
10
Nonprofit Event
Daytona Beach, FL
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Oct
8
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Oct
5
Wedding
Atlantic Beach, NC
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Sep
26
Harp Program at Brookdale Southside Assisted Living
Jacksonville, FL
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Sep
20
Wedding Ceremony
Columbia, SC
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Sep
10
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Aug
13
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Jul
27
Wedding Ceremony
Green Cove Springs, FL
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
2019
Jul
9
Harp Program at Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Jun
27
Harp Program at Brookdale Southside Assisted Living
Jacksonville, FL
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Augustine, FL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dancing in My Dreams
Kevin Holsinger
Walking Down Butterfly Lane
William Mahan
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Sy Miller
Clock Town: Day 1
From the Legend of Zelda
Celestial
Frank Voltz
Reminiscence
Frank Voltz
Give Thanks
Henry Smith
Across the Universe
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Ordon Village
From the Legend of Zelda
Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love
Mark Knopfler
My Heart Will Go On
From the Movie "Titanic"
At Last
Mack Gordon
Come Live With Me and Be My Love
Christopher Marlowe
Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place
Lanny Wolfe
Largo from New World Symphony
Antonin Dvorak
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
From Disney's "Cinderella"
A Time to Say Goodbye
William Mahan
Here's To You
William Mahan
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop
Landon Pigg
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Moonlight
Susann McDonald
Finale from the Royal Fireworks
G. F. Handel
The Arrival
Roy Todd
Arioso
J. S. Bach
Cannon in D
J. Pachelbel
O Perfect Love
Joseph Barnby
Trumpet Voluntary
Jeremiah Clarke
Bridal Chorus
Richard Wagner
The Wedding March
Felix Mendelssohn
Finale from Royal Fireworks
G. F. Handel
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J. S. Bach
Trumpet Tune
Henry Purcell
Largo
G. F. Handel
Ode To Joy
Ludwig Von Beethoven
The Prayer
Carole Sager
All I Ask of You
Lloyd Webber
You Are My All in All
Dennis Jerning
Etude #3
Chopin
Dreaming of You
Tom Snow
The Lord's Prayer
Malotte
Ave Maria
Schubert
Annie's Song
John Denver
A Time for Us
Nina Rota
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Larry Henley
Morning
Edvard Grieg
Can't Help Falling in Love
George Weiss
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Hello Young Lovers
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Be Our Guest
Alan Menken
A Whole New World
Alan Menken
Theme from "Ice Castles"
Marvin Hamlisch
My Sweet Lady
John Denver
BeThou My Vision
The Wedding Song
The Rose
Amanda McBroom
St. Anthony's Chorale
Brahms
The Sound of Music
Rodgers & Hammerstein
From This Moment On
Shania Twain
Scarborough Fair
My Favorite Things
Rodgers & Hammerstein
My Own True Love
Max Steiner
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
William Runyan
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Robert Robertson
I Sing Praises to Thy Name
Terry MacAlman
Celtic Meditation
Turlough O'Carolan
As the Deer
Martin Nystrom
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell
Simple Gifts (Lord of the Dance)
Clair De Lune
Claude Debussy
Love Divine All Loves Exceling
You Are My Star
William Mahan
You Changed My Life (A Wedding Song)
William Mahan
The Royal Dream
Andante from Sonata in A
Mozart
Romance
Carol Wood
Sleepers Awake
J. S. Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
J. S. Bach
Warm Sienna
William Mahan
Greensleeves
Bittersweet
Kim Robertson
The Windows of Paris
William Mahan
All in a Garden Green
John Playford
Inis Siar
Thomas Walsh
Promises
Rojean Loucks
Amazing Grace
John Newton
Celebration
Rojean Loucks
The Water is Wide
Chorale
Linda Wood
Concert Etude
Susann MacDonald
Sonata No. 9
Mozart
Minuet
Johann Kuhnau
Now Strike the Harp
Let It Be Me
Gilbert Becaud
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
John Ylvisaker
Where River Turns to Sky
Sharon Thormahlen
This is My Father's World
To a Wild Rose
Edward MacDowell
Air
Monteclair
Carolan's Dowry
Turlough O'Carolan
Windward Island's Magic
Randall Hartzell
The Ash Grove
In the Valley
Janice Glover
Moonlight
Susann MacDonald
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Irving Berlin
Sweet Is My Ladye Love
Valerie Von Pechy
The Sea
Palmer-Lethco
Act of God
Sharlon Thormahlen
Processional
Linda Wood
Canyon
William Mahan
This is My Country
Don Raye/Al Jacobs
I Cannot Live Without Thee
Rev. William Reister
God Bless the U.S.A
Lee Greenwood
Now Strike the Harp Gladly
Nyth Y Gwew (A Welsh Folksong)
Introduction, Theme, and Variations on an English Folk Song
William Mahan
Sorrow
Rojean Loucks
Fanny Power
Turlough O'Carolan
Happy Birthday to You!
Some Enchanted Evening
Rodgers and Hammerstein
An Iowa Winter
William Mahan
Sakura
Japanese Folk Song
Angels in Waiting
Rev. William Reister
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Elton John
Singer
Keyboards
Piano
Organ
Harp
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Harpist, Rev. William Reister will also travel to Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Kings Bay, Callahan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Bryceville, Yulee, Middleburg, Doctors Inlet, Green Cove Springs, Fernandina Beach, Penney Farms, Saint Augustine, Macclenny, Hilliard, Glen Saint Mary, Saint George, Saint Marys, Lawtey, Kingsland, Raiford, Starke, Bostwick, Elkton, Folkston, Florahome, Keystone Heights, Sanderson.
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