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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.

 

Prelude: Bach Air, Arioso, Wachet Auf
Processional: Pachelbel, 'Canon' in D
Signing: Bach-Gound 'Ave Maria'
Recessional: Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville ON
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Strains of Bach Air on the G String were heard as the final bridesmaid took her place, and we received a signal that the bride was next. We placed our bows on the strings and began the first bars of the very famous Pachelbel Canon, until the bride reached the front. Both of these classical pieces set the tone for the elegant ceremony. During the signing, we performed Enya’s Only Time, and then shifted to a much more modern and quick paced, exciting version of Bittersweet Symphony.

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: West River Event Centre

 

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Sabrina and Sean’s wedding ceremony and reception, violin & cello duo, August 17, Royal Ambassador, Caledon ON

We have performed here in all seasons, but with the weather we’ve been having recently—not too hot, little wind, it is  a perfect opportunity for our string musicians to perform at an outdoor wedding in a beautiful lakeside setting in Caledon, just north of Toronto. This wedding was a great combination of natural beauty and classical music—always a great pairing. Here are the song selections that the bride and groom chose:

Bridal Party: Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Bride: Pachelbel Canon
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy
Recessional: Mouret Rondeau
Reception: Classical and Pop music

Aside from the musical performance and the venue, Nancy at WEDECOR took care of the all the printing, invitations, programs, table numbers seating chart they did all the flower arrangements: bouquet, corsage, boutonniere centerpiece, large arrangements. For the ceremony/reception all chair covers, linens, aisle runner all set-up and taken away by our design team.

Wedding Venue: Royal Ambassador, Caledon
Wedding and Event Planner: Nancy Tremblay, WEDECOR 
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Lisa and Brad’s wedding ceremony at the Thompson Hotel, violin & cello duo, August 4, 2013,Toronto ON

Our string duo performed at this exceptional wedding where everything went so smoothly that there was definitely an aspect of “this was meant to be” about the whole event. Our string duo performed an exceptionally tailored program during the ceremony, which sounded amazing:

Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon D
Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons
Recessional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

 

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Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Toronto

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Natasha and Michael’s wedding ceremony at the Estates of Sunnybrook, violin and cello duo, August 4, 2013, Toronto ON

“Duo d'Amore was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped ensure a perfect day for my husband, myself and my guests. Many guests remarked how elegant and beautiful it was to have musical accompaniment for our ceremony. Matthew and his colleagues were very responsive, helpful, accommodating and professional. I literally recommended them to a bride-to-be on my wedding day. Pleasure to work with and have a broad range of selections and happy to help you with recommendations.” Natasha, bride

This ceremony took place in the lower ballroom of the Vaughan Estate in the grand and elegant Estates of Sunnybrook. An interesting feature of this ceremony was the signing music. Of course the bridal processional is very dramatic, and the recessional is full of energy, with clapping and excitement of the guests, but it was the music the clients chose for the signing that stood out for us. The signing is the point in the ceremony where there is not much going on, perhaps the least exciting point, even. The bride and groom are just signing documents. However, this is a spot where like the processional the music really has am important part to play. I have to congratulate Natasha and Michael on their choice of Unchained Melody. Not only is it a song that many people will recognize, albeit in a different arrangement for violin and cello duo, but it is one that will keep peoples interest in an elegant and understated way prior to the recessional.

Processional – Pachelbel Canon in D  

Signing – Unchained melody

Recessional – I think I Wanna Marry You

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Toronto

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