PSABC is proud to present critically acclaimed harpist Linda Barton Paul at its second annual benefit concert on Sunday, August 16th. Like last year’s popular event, this special performance will be at the historic Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village, a venue of great beauty and exceptional acoustics. Ms. Barton was also the featured performer at the 2014 event, which was a full-house success.
This year’s concert, “A Celtic Celebration”, showcases Celtic hymns and songs, but it’s not a one note program. Expect classical, sacred, jazz and contemporary as The Kerry Dance leads to Debussy, the Beatles and more. And all from the strings of Paul’s electro-acoustic harp. With over 30 years of performance experience, Linda Paul has played throughout the US and internationally, in solo concerts and with symphonic orchestras. Plus, to set the stage, Robert Griffin, Asheville’s own noted architect and preservationist, will briefly share secrets of why All Souls is a perfect place for this benefit. When sacred geometry and harmonics are dimensions of architecture, heavenly acoustics abound … as those in attendance will hear.
“Linda Paul’s concert last year was a bigger success than we even imagined, and we had high hopes,” says Jack Thomson, Executive Director of the PSABC. “This year, with the Celtic theme and those glorious strings and the All Souls surrounding … well, buy advance tickets, there are only so many pews!”
The Sunday concert is at 4pm, August 16th. Advance tickets are $20 (available here) and at the door day of, though seating is limited and day of tickets are not guaranteed. A reception will follow, and a portion of all CD sales will benefit All Souls. Sponsors of the events are Ted and Terry Van Duyn, Robert Griffin and the Cathedral of All Souls. Everyone is welcome.