DECEMBER 14, 3:00 PM

Now in its 14th season, the Noel Ensemble creates a magical evening of words and music to celebrate winter holidays and Christmas. The concert features four harps, strings, flute, and percussion. Noel is a feast for the eyes and ears, with richly colored costumes and beautiful instruments to enjoy.
Harpist Jill Whitman performs with 4 harpists on concert and Celtic harps, and is joined by flautist Kimberley Breilein, playing delightful arrangements of carols from around the world. Rosemary Vohs interlaces the music with enchanting poems and Christmas lore.
Please join us for an entertaining and heart-warming concert!

Jill Whitman received degrees in both harp performance and German language from the University of Washington, studying with Pamela Vokolek and Lynne Wainwright Palmer. She toured for more than 15 years with the Community Concerts division of Columbia Artists throughout Canada and the United States with the trio Harps International and Winterharp. She won the American Harp Society Concert Artist competition in 1992, and has performed in Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Norway and Chile. She is currently principal harpist with the Bellingham and Yakima Symphonies. Jill is professor of harp at Western Washington University, and is one of the pioneers in teaching the Suzuki method for harp to children. Jill loves to arrange Celtic music and carols and directs the Noel Ensemble, featured in performances during the Christmas season in the Northwest. 

Kimberley Breilein is a graduate in flute performance from Boston University, and has studied with the renowned artists Louis Moyse, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, and Leone Buyse. She is a three-time winner of the Washington State Solo Contest, and has performed as principal flute with the Tanglewood Symphony, Rome Festival Orchestra and Skagit Symphony as well as in several chamber groups throughout the Northwest. Kim currently teaches flute students in Oak Harbor and Mt. Vernon, and is a founding member of Trio Lumina. 

Rosemary Scott Vohs was classically trained in performance arts in her native England where she began presenting literature at the age of six with the London Academy for Music and Dramatic art.  Rosemary teaches storytelling and public speaking at Western Washington University, where she was honored as one of Western¹s Favorite Professors in 2004.  As a performance storyteller and narrator, Rosemary is frequently featured at festivals, school arts programs and musical events. Rosemary is a founding member of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild and has served as chair of the National Storytelling Conference.

Join us for a special afternoon celebrating the holiday season with wonderful music in the Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center. Tickets include small bites and beverages. Wine will be available for purchase. Event is general admission unless a table is purchased and doors will open at 2:30 PM.

Tickets: $25.00
Online Convenience Fee: $1.50
Total Per Ticket: $26.50

Table Purchase, 10 Seats $200.00
Online Convenience Fee: $1.50
Total Per Table: $201.50

Tickets are available at the Jansen Art Center during regular hours or can be purchased online.
Jansen Art Center Members save 10%. All tickets are non-refundable.


This 2019/2020 season is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Details Price Qty
NOEL - General Admission Ticketshow details + $26.50 (USD)  
NOEL - Table Purchase, 10 Seatsshow details + $201.50 (USD)  

  • NOEL
    December 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98264, United States


The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: