"Something Borrowed Harp and Strings truly made my wedding ceremony unforgettable. All of my wedding guests could not stop talking about the music, and how much it added to the ceremony. Jenessa is INCREDIBLE and so easy to work with. She offered so many great song options, as well as giving me the option to choose any song I wanted for her and her quartet to learn and play at my wedding. They were so professional, always responded quickly, and so reasonably priced! Honestly it was one of my very favorite parts of my wedding. It was worth every cent!"
"Jenessa was so great to work with - quick to respond, flexible and professional. Our ceremony music was beautiful and we loved every second! I would highly recommend Something Borrowed to anyone looking for special ceremony music!"
Something Borrowed is a vocal/harp and string quartet. We create fresh arrangements of pop, indie, and folk songs for weddings and events.
Robert Willes has performed all over the world including China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Malaysia, and Singapore. While in Vietnam he performed as a member of the Vietnamese Ballet and Opera, and also performed at school outreach programs outside of the city, Hanoi. Robert received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Cello Performance. He enjoys composing and being an active member of the local music community in addition to to performing classical music.
Sydney Howard is an undergraduate viola student of Dr. Claudine Bigelow at Brigham Young University. A native of Los Angeles, California, she previously studied at the Colburn School. Performances have taken her throughout the United States and Europe, and she has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, New York City’s Lincoln Center, and in the K‐USC Sundays Live Radio Broadcast Series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has spent summers at the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival, Idyllwild Chamberfest, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. Sydney currently plays with the BYU Fellowship Quartet as well as the bands Bat Manors (currently signed to Bleed 101 Records) and Quiet House
Sara Bauman began studying the violin at the age of three and has studied with many of the nation's top violin pedagogues. She is the recipient of BYU's highest scholarship as a violin performance major at BYU. She was also offered scholarships to the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and University of Utah.
Sara's has soloed with the Temple Hill Symphony (Oakland, CA), the Utah Symphony’s “Salute to Youth” ('09, '11) and was the Concerto night winner and soloed with the BYU Symphony Orchestra in 2012. She also performed a solo concert on the Temple Square Concert Series in 2011. Sara's currently plays in the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras where she serves as concertmaster.
Jenessa graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Commercial Music, with an emphasis on vocal performance. She has been playing the harp for 12 years, and has been a solo singer for 8 years. Her passion is being a harpist singer/songwriter and performing as a soloist or with a band. She arranges all of the songs for Something Borrowed. Jenessa is also composer for film and TV, and has scored music for Granite Flats, BYU productions, and several short films.
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