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Ottawa Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies and cocktail and dinner receptions in Ottawa including Chelsea QC, Gatineau QC, Kanata, Merrickville, Metcalfe, Montebello QC, Nepean surrounding areas. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, schoolhouses, orchards, backyards, ballrooms, wineries, waterfront, beaches, waterfalls and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violinists and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

Karine and Sean’s cocktail and dinner reception in the Quebec Suite of the Chateau Laurier, violin and cello duo, November 30, 2013, Ottawa ON

This was a wonderful event, and it’s always nice to perform for receptions such as theses especially around the holiday as there is so much excitement in the air. We performed a mix of classical music for the cocktail reception, and transitioned to more modern music for the dinner reception. We also had the honor of performing a great versin of Sweet Child of Mine for the first dance! Congratulations!

Photo Source: www.fairmont.com

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Hilary and Joseph’s wedding ceremony at First Unitarian Congregation, November 2, 2013, violin and cello duo, Ottawa ON

"The music was beautiful, perfectly timed, and really was just the right addition to our ceremony. Thank you for making it so easy and well-coordinated!" Hilary and Joseph, bride and groom

The music choices for Hilary and Joseph’s wedding were excellent, and the couple really chose well. The duo chose a variety of classical music during the prelude as guests were chatting and taking their seats. For the processional, as Hilary had a very small wedding party (just 1 maid of honor) the short and cheerful Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier was a natural fit. The signing music was Bach’s Sleepers Awake, which is actually a less common choice, but one of our favorites to play. The violin and cello each have distinct melodies that weave in and out while maintaining a great pulse. Switching to modern music for the recessional is always fun, and it brides the gap between the church ceremony and the reception to follow; for this section, our violinist and cellist performed Here Comes the Sun, for a beautiful and happy finale to the wedding ceremony.

Processional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Signing of the registry: Bach's Sleeper's Awake

Recessional: The Beatle's Here Comes the Sun

Church and Photo Source: First Unitarian Congregation

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 Thank you—Duo d’Amore was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be referring you. Christine and Hamza, bride and groom

It was an absolute pleasure working on the music for this wedding with these two great clients, and the wedding ceremony was the picture of elegance and refinement. The ceremony was held at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. One of the requests that the clients made was for our violinist and cellist to perform the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria at some point and we decided to play it alongside other classical musical selections as guests were arriving at the venue and taking their seats before the start of the ceremony. For the processional we performed Pachelbel Canon. I have written quite al lot about this song on the blog and how much we enjoy performing it as it is the perfect signal to the guests that something extraordinary is taking place—when this song starts everyone knows the wedding has begun and to watch as the bride walks down the aisle. The signing music was Bach’s Arioso, certainly on of our favorites and worked very well during the signing of the register. The couple selected Handel’s Hornpipe II for the recessional, and strains of that were heard as the bride and groom exited the church, amidst clapping and cheering.

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October 12 was a very busy day for us, but also exciting as we have a wonderful time performing for wedding ceremonies in Ottawa. This wedding ceremony was a very classy and classical in its structure—from the beautiful church to the flowers, and of course the music as well. The ceremony featured music by baroque composers Bach, Pachelbel and Mouret as well as an adaptation of a song composed by Bach with a romantic melody added (the Ave Maria). We wish you many years of wedded blss!

Prelude: A mix of classical music

Processional:

Bach Air on the G string

Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing:

Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

Recessional Mouret Rondeau

 

 

Wedding Photography: www.unioneleven.com

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Our string quartet performed for Alain and Stephanie’s classic wedding ceremony and reception in two of Ottawa’s exceptional wedding venues: The Notre Dame Cathedral and Chateau Laurier. For the ceremony, the clients selected a classic and traditional ceremony music, some of which we shared the performance with the church organist. After performing a number of classical pieces for the prelude, the quartet started performing Bach Air on the G string for the entrance of the bridal party, switching to Pachelbel’s Canon in D as the bride walked up the aisle. These two parts of the ceremony are always the most dramatic, as the bridesmaids and bride make their entrance and the music has to be perfect—combined with the guests sense of expectation and history in the making not to mention the beautiful church, we are always honored to play a part, musically speaking. We also performed another piece by Bach, actually Bach-Gonoud, the famous Ave Maria during communion. For the signing of the register the strings played Bach’s Arioso, and the Church organist performed the recessional. Following the ceremony, the string quartet relocated to the nearby Château Laurier where they performed selection of light classical music.

Wedding Planner: Marian Salah-Brisson WPICC, IWPIC

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