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Great new review from clients

As I was checking my email yeasterday, I recieved quite a nice surprise: a beautiful review from clients from a wedding ceremony  that took place at Ball's Falls Chapel in May 2013:

"Ester and Phil here, you may recall that your duo graced our wedding
ceremony this past May at Balls Falls. We wanted to thank both of you
for the fantastic job, in the aftermath of the ceremony we didn't
have a chance to catch you before you departed. The arrangement of
'Will the Night' was spot on and helped to make our ceremony a very
personal, touching experience whose soundtrack we will always
remember"

Thanks again, best of luck, we will certainly recommend you to others should the opportunity arise."

 

Thanks for such a nice email--we really enjoyed making your day special, and perforing at the beautiful and intimate Chapel at Ball's Falls Conservation area.

 

 

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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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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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Ester and Phil’s wedding, May 31 at Balls Falls Historical Church, Lincoln ON

We performed at another interesting wedding today. No matter how many ceremonies or receptions we perform at it always amazes me how different they can be and how essential everyone’s job is on the big day. Florists, the officiant, the musicians, everyone has a big impact on the outcome of the event.

Phil and Ester’s wedding was nicely tailored to fit their style, especially regarding the music. For the prelude as the guest were entering and being seated, we performed a mixture of music with a sort of French café feel to it. Selections included La Vie En Rose, made popular by Edith Piaf and the Theme from Moulin Rouge as well as other unique songs from our catalogue of custom arrangements.

As Ester walked in, we performed another special arrangement of the song Will the Night, which went over very well and switched to Pachelbel Canon for the signing. The recessional was Disney/Pixar’s Theme from Up.

Because the Church is such an intimate venue, we are able to use this to our advantage in arranging the music. We made good use of pizzicato or plucking for some of the cello parts, and explored some interesting keys (B Major in particular.) There is also something special about playing an a wooden Church, and the rich sound of B Major seemed to resonate and sound much richer with the violin and cello.

The Church pews were decorated with very attractive floral arrangement from Van Noort Florists in Niagara on the Lake, and the ceremony was officiated by Kip Philip of Enduring Promises.

Venue: Balls Falls Historical Church
Officiant: Kip Philip
Florist: Van Noort Florists
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore- string duos, trios and quartets

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