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Toronto and GTA Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies, cocktail and dinner receptions in Toronto, the GTA and Vaughan, Woodbridge, Orangeville, Mississauga, Markham, Caledon, Milton, Richmond Hill, Stouffville and surrounding areas. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, conference centres, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, lodges, terraces, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, backyards, ballrooms, beaches, and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violin and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

 

 “The musicians at the ceremony were fantastic yesterday. We received so many compliments! Thank you for making the day extra special.” Danielle, bride.

This ceremony combined classical elegance with modern sensibilities, to create a new hybrid that guests loved! After the guests were seated, the first music that stared the wedding off was Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach, which we performed as the mothers were escorted and seated. We then performed the romantic and rich Ave Maria, which itself is a hybrid version by both JS Bach and the French composer Charles Gounod who added the top part (played first by the cello) centuries after Bach composed his part. The classical and exceptional Pachelbel canon was played for the bride, and as I have said before—there is a reason why this is performed at so many weddings—it works so well, and guarantees a smooth and beautiful ending as the bride reaches the front of the aisle at the Church. The signing switched gears to Etta James’ At Last, with the ceremony ending to the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony.

Parents coming down the aisle: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Bridesmaids processional: Gounod Ave Maria (Bach)

Bride's processional: Pachelbel's Canon in D 

Registry signing: At Last (Etta James)

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Wedding ceremony musicians and event entertainment Toronto: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Michelle and Justin’s wedding ceremony at the Chapel of the Old Mill, September 21, 2013, violin and cello duo, Toronto ON

“I just wanted to thank you and your team for their performance Saturday. Michelle and I couldn't have hoped for it to have gone any better. Thank you so much, it was great!”  Justin & Michelle

 Justin and Michelle hired the violin and cello duo to perform music for their ceremony in the Chapel of the Old Mill Toronto. Our string ensemble regularly performs in the Chapel of the Old Mill, and it is a beautiful intimate space to perform which is made even more special as performing at a wedding is always filled with so much joy and excitement—it’s great to be a part of that.

The prelude was started with solo Bach—perhaps the most elegant way to warm up the room, so to speak—this music is a great idea a guests arrive and are seated, Following several additional classical pieces, the string duo performed a great version of Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, which was an exciting twist and surprise following the classical music during as the bride walked down the aisle! The signing moved back to the classical realm with Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring. As the couple triumphantly exited our violinist and cellist performed the popular first movement from Vivaldi’s Autumn.

While guests are seating: Any Bach cello suite

Procession: –Nothing Else Matters

Signing: Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Vivaldi –Autumn

Photo Source: Old Mill Toronto

Wedding ceremony musicians and event entertainment Toronto: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Stephanie and Mike’s wedding ceremony at the Grand Metropolitan of Mississauga, violin and cello string duo, September 14, 2013, Mississauga ON

The music for this wedding ceremony was arranged in a bit of a different way from other weddings, but it worked well, and provided uniqueness to the day. As the songs were a mix of classical and modern music, many couples choose classical music to be performed as the guests arrive during the prelude and modern music during the ceremony. In this case the clients chose appropriately soft and light modern music for the prelude, and a mix of both modern and classical music during the ceremony. Our string musicians really enjoyed performing the March of the Priests from the Magic Flute by Mozart, as it was a great contrast with the more flowing Pachelbel canon. Though many people already know the Pachelbel canon, it is amazing how different it can sound when paired with another song! The same thing can be said for the traditional recessional song being paired with Leonard Cohen’s beautiful Hallelujah during the signing.

Can't help falling in love - Elvis
The Prayer - Josh Groban
I think I want to marry you - Bruno Mars
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers


Bridesmaid/Flower Girl Processional: March of the Priests from The Magic Flute - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bride Processional: Pachelbel’s: Canon in D
Signing: Hallelujah-Cohen
Recessional - Mendelssohn Wedding March

Ceremony venue: Grand Metropolitan of Mississauga

Photographer and Photo credit: Molly Photog

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Melissa and Gregory’s wedding ceremony at the Oakview Terrace, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, Richmond Hill ON

This ceremony was lovely and intimate. The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace was a pleasure for us to perform in, as the sound of the violinist and cellists instruments reverberated off the beautiful wood to add a warm and special ouch to the wedding ceremony. The music selections were classic and timeless.

Bridesmaids: Bach: Air on the G string

Bride: Pachelbel: Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance

Photo Source: Oakview Terrace

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace

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Our string duo loves performing at the Old Mill, one of our favorite, and certainly one of the most popular wedding venues in Toronto and the GTA, especially for our string musicians We performed at the Chapel, which is lovely and intimate, and were excited to perform a brand new recently completed song arrangement. As guests began to take their seats, we performed a selection of classical music to help create a nice mood, and them the guests know that the wedding would be starting shortly. For the processional, we performed a very beautiful violin and cello version of the Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes. This is to our knowledge the first violin and cello arrangement of this work and we were very excited to premiere it at this ceremony. The bride walked down to the Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera, which was also magical. The signing was the famous Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake, which was a nice classical piece for this part of the ceremony. Finally, Runaway by the Corrs was performed as the bride and groom walked their way back down the aisle. Prelude: Charpentier Prelude and other classical

Processional: Lakme: Flower Duet
Bride Processional: Music of the Night
Signing: Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Recessional: Runaway - The Corrs

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Old Mill Toronto

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