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Kitchener-Waterloo Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies and cocktail and dinner receptions in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas including Cambridge, Elora, Fergus, Guelph, Heidelberg, New Hamburg and  St Jacobs. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, backyards, ballrooms and community Halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violinists and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

Michelle and JD’s wedding ceremony at the Lang Tannery, violin and cello duo, March 16, 2013, Kitchener ON

“The duet was amazing and surpassed all expectations. A very nice performance by two very talented musicians. A highlight for myself and I'm sure Michelle as well. It gave the ceremony a feeling of warmth and richness. Many thanks for all your help!”

This was the string duo’s first time performing at the Lang Tannery, and it was truly a wonderful event! As our wedding musicians perform at a many venues in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, this venue is sure to become a popular option in the future. The juxtaposition of the old with the new was particularly striking, as the building was at one time thought to be the largest tannery in the British Empire, ca 1850, and is now an incredibly modern venue with exceptional facilities such as the amazing projection screens that surround the room.

The music that the clients chose also fit this old and new theme, but everything was always elegant and refined to reflect both the occasion and the couple!

Arrival: Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Procession: Pachelbel Cannon in D
Signing: Bach Air on the G String
Recessional: U2 Beautiful Day

Photo Source: www.therecord.com

Wedding Ceremony Musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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I had a great time chatting with Sarah and Matthew, as I always like it when couples know what the music they would like, and when we can deliver and craft an interesting grouping of songs for the ceremony that reflect both the church (in this case) and the bride and groom’s personal style. The Church wanted to make sure that the songs they had chosen would work well during the ceremony, and aside from the classical selections, which always work well, I wrote the following short reviews of the more modern pieces. We had a great time performing them, and received many compliments.

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G string
Bride Processional: Disarm you with a Smile

The cello and violin are each highlighted in this soft and gentle arrangement. Both players alternate between bowing and plucking the strings to give a unique and interesting color to the sound. This piece is more intimate than the Bach Air, which provides a lovely contrast for the processional.

Signing: Hallelujah and Bach Jesu Joy
Recessional: Viva la Vida

Spirited and rhythmic, Viva la Vida brings a contemporary celebratory twist to the wedding ceremony, as the bride and groom exit.

Wedding venue and photo: Our Lady of Lourdes

Wedding Ceremony Music Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Tori and Eric’s wedding ceremony at Hauser Hall, September 29, 2012, violin and cello duo, Heidelberg ON

Another amazing wedding at Hauser Hall! Our violin and cello duo performed for this morning wedding on September 29, 2012, and had a great time working with Eric and Tori, creating a wonderful grouping of wedding songs for their ceremony. The selections combined the elegance and sophistication of classical baroque music with more modern, more upbeat selections such as Arms of Love by Kutless and Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve.


La Rejouissance by Handel

First movement of the Cello Suite no 1 by Bach

Sleepers Awake by Bach

Wedding ceremony:

Processional: Canon in D- Pachelbel

Signing: Arms of Love- Kutless

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve


Photographers: Stephanie Canada Photography and Melissa Weber Photography


Wedding ceremony musicians Heidelberg/Kitchener-Waterloo: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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Ben and Patrick’s wedding ceremony at Langdon Hall, September 29, 2012, violin and cello duo, Cambridge ON

Ben and Patrick’s wedding at Langdon Hall combined the historic and classical elegance of Langdon Hall with modern and contemporary wedding ceremony music. As guest were arriving our violinist and cellist performed a number o pop songs to set the mood for the ceremony. Ban and Patrick chose a variety of great music and the guests really appreciated hearing the string ensemble play something that was a bit out oft the ordinary. For the start of the ceremony, the grooms walked down to the theme from Gabriel’s Oboe by Enrico Morricone. This is a lovly touch and worked so well. The signing music was River Flows In You by Yiruma, and this was a little more relaxed and as the title suggests, it had a very nice flow to it. The recessional was more upbeat and changing from the more modern, was actually classical, and Handel’s Hornpipe from the Water music was a great choice to finish the ceremony—it is bright happy and has lots of energy. Congratulations!


Make You Feel My Love - Adele
I will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Halo – Beyonce


Processional: Gabriels Oboe, Theme- Morricone
Signing: River Flows In You – Yiruma
Recessional: Hornpipe from the Water Music – Handel

Venue and photo: Langdon Hall

Wedding ceremony musicians Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

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Our string duo trio and string quartet performs lots of different types of music at wedding ceremonies, from classical, to pop, fusion, the Beatles, and everything in between. While we enjoy the variety, sometimes it is wonderful to perform classic wedding music. This music is just perfectly suited to the different times in the ceremony, and we received many comments from the guests about our musicians beautiful performance.

Processional: Pachelbel: Canon in D
Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Recessional: Mendelssohn: Wedding March

Wedding ceremony musicians Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

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