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Cherith Hendrich is a professional harpist who performs throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Growing up in a small town in northern Kansas, she helped on the family farm until the age of 8 when her family moved to Texas to join a program called the International ALERT Academy. It was here that her love for music started to grow and she began to play the harp at the age of 10.
Cherith quickly progressed from a lever harp to a pedal harp, moving to more advanced orchestral pieces including various requiems and cantatas. Her favorite was the intricate “Seven Last Words of Christ,” which she performed professionally at the age of 14. A few years later, she had the rare opportunity to be a featured guest with a European orchestra on tour in the US. She received top music honors from Kilgore College in 2010.
Since then, she continues to perform for many special events, striving to make every occasion unique and memorable. Cherith enjoys playing music from all genres, accompanies others frequently on the harp or piano, and has also taught both instruments to students of all ages.
Cherith is very grateful to her teachers for their instruction and guidance. Primary among her teachers is Dr. Janel Hector, a graduate of Michigan State University and the principal harpist of the East Texas, Longview, Marshall, Shreveport, Texarkana, and South Arkansas Symphony Orchestras.
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of her faith (Hebrews 12:2), Cherith desires for Christ to be glorified throughout her life. She enjoys playing the piano in her free time, understanding the power of artistic communication, spending time with friends and family, and simply enjoying life in the great outdoors. Cherith is the oldest of 9 children and currently resides in Big Sandy, TX.