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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.

Jackie and Michael’s wedding ceremony at Saint John the Baptist Parish, September 22, 2012, violin and cello duo, Guelph ON

 This wedding ceremony highlighted many of the elements that make wedding ceremonies a joy to perform at. As the f=guests were arriving, the violinist and cellist performed a modern set of music that was lively, upbeat, fun with a few slower songs mixed in as well. This prelude created some of the wow factor for the guests, as a number were somewhat surprised (in a good way!) to hear such modern music performed on the more classical violin and cello. Once all the guests had taken their seats, we were given the cue to start the music for the bridesmaid’s processional, which was Bach’s Air. This is a perennial favorite for the bridesmaid’s music, as it creates a lovely and fresh mood to start off the ceremony. This music contrasted very well with the brides processional that followed—the famous Pachelbel Canon in D. The signing music was a hybrid piece, part of which was written by JS Bach in the 18th century, and was almost “remixed” in the 19th century by the French composer Gounod. This is an absolutely stunning piece of music in it’s own right, and like the bridesmaids music, it too is a popular favorite for the signing of the register. The recessional was the up-tempo, and regal Clarke Trumpet Voluntary, and it capped off the ceremony with wonderful energy and fanfare.

Prelude: A mix of popular songs

Processional for  7 Bridesmaids & 2 Flower Girls - Bach: Air on the G string
Processional  for Bride - Pachelbel: Canon in D
Signing - Bach-Gounod: Ave  Maria
Recessional - Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary

Venue and Photo Credit: St John the Baptist Parish, Guelph ON

Wedding ceremony musicians Guelph: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

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Candace and Matthew’s wedding ceremony at the Mill Race Park of the Cambridge Mill, September 21, 2012, violin and cello duo, Cambridge ON

This is such a beautiful venue! Despite performing here for almost a decade, we always love to be close to the water, and to enjoy the sense of history that this venue has. On the flip side, when you step inside the venue, things are quite modern, new and exciting—a really great blend of traditional and modern. As far as our performance goes, and partly because of the outdoor venue, built in the 19th century, the couple chose a perfect collection of classical music to accompany them, and their guests during the ceremony. Pachelbel Canon needs no introduction, as it perfectly suits the walk down the aisle. The signing music was by Bach, and we often say this music has a wonderful flow to it—this is really brought out when performing it next to the beautiful river. Finally for the recessional, the stately and spirited Rondeau by Mouret.


Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy

Recessional: Mouret Rondeau

Wedding Planner: Leanne Ciancone

Venue and Photo credit: Cambridge Mill


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

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Sarah and Dan’s wedding ceremony at Whistle Bear Golf Club, July 7, 2012, violin & cello duo, Cambridge ON

Our violinist and cellist performed an outdoor wedding at Whistle Bear golf course, just outside of Cambridge. When I was speaking with Sarah regarding the music that she and Dan wanted for the ceremony, I found out that they enjoyed the music of Antonio Vivaldi, and the selected interesting music, by Bach (another baroque composer) as well as Giuseppe Verdi. The program as a whole was fantastic, and we were so happy to be able to perform all of the music they requested.

Bridesmaids Processional: La Vergine Degli Angeli from Verdi’s La Forza del destino

Bride processional: Largo from Vivaldi Lute concerto RV 93

Signing: Bach, first movement from the Cello Suite #1

Recessional: Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto RV 537

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

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