Adrienne and Neil’s wedding ceremony at Holy Name parish, February 28, 2014, violin and cello duo, Calgary

“(Duo d’Amore) were fabulous!” Neil and Adrienne, bride and groom

        Duo d’Amore performed classical music for Neil and Adrienne’s intimate ceremony, held at Holy Name Catholic Parish in Calgary. The music was very well chosen by the clients. As the wedding was very small, without bridesmaids or attendants, Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary performed on violin and cello was a unique choice for the processional, and one that was very well suited to this ceremony. The song is lively, with an excellent beat to walk down the aisle, but it projects warmth and gives a sense of occasion to the ceremony. The signing was the traditional Bach Jesu joy, and it too moves and flows well, and as the signing is a quitter point in the wedding it suited this portion as well. The recessional was Handel’s Hornpipe I from the Water music, and serenaded the bride, groom and guests as they walked down the aisle at the end of the ceremony.

Processional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Handel Hornpipe I from the Water Music

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Wedding String Quartet and Ensembles Niagara: Cave Springs Retreat

"Fabulous to deal with, completely reliable and punctual. Price was reasonable. The music was phenomenal and unique: our choices as well as their choices pre and post ceremony. Barely saw them on the day of as I was the bride hiding in the back but was able to hear all the wonderful pieces which got me excited and emotional to walk down the aisle to my husband. Perfect day with perfect music." Charlene, bride

Our string duo performed at a lovely wedding yesterday at Cave Springs Vineyard. This venue is somewhat of a hidden gem in Niagara, as it is off the beaten path, down a long winding road. Even during the peak wedding season there is always a sense of quiet and privacy to this venue. Yesterday’s wedding was no exception. When we arrived at the venue, Juliana was there polishing glasses and setting up for the Sparkling wine toast (with the very classy NV Blancs de Blancs.) Other than that we were the only ones at the venue. A few moments later Sheldon Kosfky arrived and we had the opportunity to chat and catch up. As we perform often in Niagara we see Sheldon a lot and it is always a pleasure to chat with him and the staff at Cave Springs. As guest started to arrive and be seated, we started to perform. For the prelude portion of the ceremony, we performed an interesting mix of classical music to set the tone of the ceremony, and moved on to a number of popular songs as more guests arrived. At the start of the ceremony the attendants walked down the aisle, joined by a beautiful dog (I think it was a pug cross) that also played their part in the ceremony. Once the bridesmaids were at the front we started the brides processional song, which was Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Sheldon as usual id a marvelous job during the ceremony, and was very kind in thanking us for our performance. During the signing we performed Storybook Love from a Princess Bride, and it was the perfect length for that portion. At the end of the ceremony, Sheldon introduced the couple and we performed All You Need Is Love by the Beatles. What a beautiful ceremony!

Bridesmaid: Bach Air

Bride Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun

Signing: Storybook Love theme from the Princess Bride

Recessional: Beatles: All You Need Is Love

Officiant: Niagara Region Weddings-Sheldon Kofsky

Photographer: Wandering Eye Photography

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Duo d’Amore performance for HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 3 DVD release

Our violin and cello duo had an incredible time performing for the Toronto Launch party for the latest DVD release of HBO's Game of Thrones. The event was held at the beautiful Berkley Church, and decorated in the Medieval style--suits of armour and dragons and a huge video screen playing clips from the show. For entertainment there was sword-fighting and fire juggling as well as Duo d'Amore performing the theme from Game of Thrones and the Rains of Castemere. Check out this blog for pictures.  #GameofThronesTO

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Danielle and Ryan’s wedding ceremony at the Grand Olympia, February 16, 2014, string trio, Stoney Creek, ON

Our string trio of two violins and cello performed at this wedding held in the Stoney Creek Room of the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek. The setup of the room was particularly elegant, with the venue obviously thinking a great deal about how to make use of the features of the room. As the space was long and narrow, there was a perfect opportunity to create an aisle for the bridesmaids and the bride to walk down. For the processional we performed the wedding classic Pachelbel canon. For the signing we moved into a more modern song, Today by the Smashing Pumpkins. Originally the bride and groom had also selected a classical piece to be performed if the signing went overtime, but the smashing pumpkins song was the perfect length and ended at just the right moment. The recessional, when the bride and groom walked down the aisle at the end of the ceremony was Don't Stop Believing by Journey, and as it was upbeat, lively and fun, was a great finale to the wedding ceremony.

Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Signing: Today by Smashing Pumpkins
Recessional: Don't Stop Believing by Journey

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Inspired by Love Concert Peel Art Gallery

Our violin and cello duo is excited to perform at a special concert hosted by the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives this Wednesday February 12th, 2014. As you may know, our string ensemble performs for a wide variety of events, from corporate functions, wedding ceremonies and receptions, to fundraisers and charity events, but this event is special for several reasons, it celebrates love(as it’s only a few days away from Valentines Day) , it is open to the public and it will be filled with beautiful music from Bach to the Beatles. If you area current, prospective or past client, this would be a great event to attend, and we would love to see you there.

 Event Details:

 Concert in Chambers-Duo d’Amore

10:30-11:30 am, Wednesday February 12, 2014

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
9 Wellington Street East
Brampton, Ontario L6W 1Y1  

Phone: 905-791-4055
Fax: 905-451-4931

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Duo d’Amore’s latest review

Thanks Officiant, Sarah Bunnett-Gibson for such a kind review of Duo d'Amore:

"A pleasure for me as a wedding officiant to highly recommend this duo of talented, caring musicians. I often work with them. I always expect that they will again bring an aura of smooth sailing, calm and beauty to any wedding day. You can count on them to be personable - they will go the extra mile and play heavenly music at your wedding. Warmly recommending Duo d'Amore."


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Follow up on our performance for the Ross Cathcart Endowment fund

I received a great email the other day from Jo-Anne who organized a fundraiser in support of the Ross Cathcart Endowmnet fund and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. The event was recently profiled in the current issue of Life Support, which mentioned that the Garden Party (that Duo d’Amore performed at) raised $7670 to help fund education, patient care, training, and research in the Blood and Marrow Transplant program at the Ottawa Hospital. We were glad to be a part of this vent, and Jo-Anne mentioned, “It's a cold winter.  What a perfect time to think back on the Garden Party.”

 

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Very busy at Duo d’Amore in February

This February is an extremley busy month, with so much going on! We had two weddings on February 1st, a concert in Ktchener yesterday afternoon, and hve several more weddings and corporate events, including performing for a Game of Thrones party later this month. Also, we have had a number of clients and awedding officiant post fantastc reviews of our services, as well as past clients sending photos and newspaper clippings of past events. If that is m=not enough, we are finally also moving ahead with adding a number of pop songs to the website, and everything should be up by early March. Check back soon!


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Wedding String Quartet Hamilton liuna Station

Wedding String Quartet Hamilton

We love performing at Liuna station. This heritage building has a huge foyer and it’s a perfect venue for a wedding ceremony and reception, but also for the music, as the sounds fills the room. Eddie and Lija chose an excellent grouping of music for their ceremony. A highlight for us was the sand ceremony, as when we have seen these take place in the past, there are usually two people (typically the bride and groom or mothers for example) hat tip two vessels of sand into a single vessel. This symbolizes the strength of the couples bond and relationship, and it would be as difficult to separate these grains of sand, as it would be for the couple to separate. It’s really beautiful and powerful symbolism. What made this part of their ceremony different is that have a group of ten participating in it, which made it extra special.

Prelude: musicians choice

Bridal party procession  - Bach-Gounod Ava Maria

Bridal procession – Pachelbel Canon in D

Sand ceremony - Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Signing – Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional – Mouret Rondeau

Guests mingle/make their way to cocktail hour area – musicians choice

 

Photo source: Banquet Halls Ontario

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