Harpist, Amy Coss performs
Sunday, December 15
We think of heaven as inhabited by angels playing harps with soft and sweet sounds that are soothing and calming. Harps have been known since antiquity in Asia, Africa and Europe, dating back at least as early as 3500 BC. The instrument was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, where it evolved into a wide range of variants and was disseminated to Europe's colonies.
Amy Coss, who grew up in Clinton area, was introduced to the harp by her babysitter. At age 8 she decided that when she got to high school she would learn it too. Hunterdon Central High School’s music program owned two harps. She began lessons there and later studied with Allison Simpson of Doyelstown, PA.
Today Amy plays primarily for her own amusement as her business, Sojourner, located in Lambertville, keeps her busy. For years, when she and her brother Chef Ed Coss, owned the Milford Oyster House, she often performed there over the holidays.
Amy will perform on her handmade Lyon and Healy Style 85 CG