Northwest Christian artist comes to Wabash Church

Harsh to perform Christmas concert Sunday

Northwest Christian artist David Harsh performs a family-friendly Christmas concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Wabash Church, 18325 SE 384th St., Auburn

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received during the concert to support David Harsh Ministries, a nonprofit organization.

Harsh, a native Washingtonian, began his musical study in college, where he learned to sing classically in six languages. He soon discovered a desire to pursue Christian music and began writing his own songs and taking private guitar lessons.

Harsh has since studied with some of the best acoustic guitarists in the world, including Phil Keaggy, Alex De Grassi and John Renbourn.

Harsh has won numerous awards for his work, including first place in a national songwriting competition through the AGMA (Academy of Gospel Music Arts.)

In addition to serving on staff at his home church in Marysville as the director of worship and productions, Harsh continues to make time to tour and share his original music ministry at churches, camps and conferences throughout the country.

Each year, during December, Harsh transforms his unique musical style into a concert full of Christmas music. Many of the songs he shares are original. He combines these new songs with familiar, traditional and modern Christmas songs. As with his normal concerts, Harsh involves the audience in his performance.

During his Christmas concerts, Hardsh also makes use of his innovative guitar techniques, his loop station, percussion tubes, and other instruments, including the hammered dulcimer and the piano.

Harsh has independently released three full-length albums; he also has music available on iTunes.

More information about his music ministry, including video clips and sounds clips, can be found at