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Wedding Musicians Calgary: Now Booking for 2019

Duo d’Amore’s string ensembles of solo violin, violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet are booking for 2019 wedding ceremonies and receptions in Calgary and Banff and surrounding areas. We often perform indoors and outdoors at the following venues:

 

Baker Park, Calgary (pictured)

Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff Tunnel Mountain

Bow Valley Ranch, Calgary

Glencoe Golf and Country Club

Holy Name Parish, Calgary

Kensington Riverside Inn, Calgary

The Lakehouse, Calgary

Lougheed House, Calgary

Q Haute Cuisine, Calgary

Reader Rock Garden, Calgary

Rothney Observatory, Calgary

The River Café, Calgary

Plaza Theatre, Calgary

St George in the Pines Church, Banff

Ranchmen’s Club, Calgary

 

We have lots to offer for the upcoming year, including a newly revised playlist a with many new pop arrangements to compliment our extensive list of classical music selections. 

 

2018 has been a fantastic year so far, and we were thrilled to work with our fantastic brides and grooms, and liase with so many wonderful wedding and event planners. Duo d’Amore is committed to giving you the highest calibre experience, both in performance and customer service. Here is what our past clients had to say, and what you can expect from Duo d’Amore: https://www.weddingwire.ca/wedding-music/duo-damore–e8347/reviews

Our owner and violinist Matthew would be happy to send a quote to you (please fill out our quote page on this site, or email us directly at info@duodamore.com) or give him a call at 866-231-2902, and he will personally give you a quotation, as well as suggestions to make your special day flawless! 

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Leah + Tom’s wedding at Calgary Olympic Park August 13 2016, Calgary wedding ceremony music

 

The bride and groom originally planned this wedding ceremony outdoors at Canada Olympic Park, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, and the ceremony was moved indoors. That was a smart choice, and the guests were able to enjoy themselves, without any issues from rain! Regarding the music selections, Leah and Tom were interested in our traditional selections, which looked like this. Everything worked out beautifully, and sounded even better!

 

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Vivaldi Largo from the Four Seasons (Winter)

Recessional: Handel Hornpipe II

 

Photo credit: http://www.deseraeevenson.com

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Cristina + Ben wedding at The River Cafe July 2, 2016, Calgary wedding ceremony music

This wedding was held on the outdoor patio of the River Cafe in Calgary—a beautiful location, and the musical selections were just as inspiring. For the ceremony Cristina and Ben chose primarily classical selections (with a modern and upbeat song at the finale of the ceremony) followed by contemporary music during the reception portion.  All of these songs work particularly well with the string ensemble they chose: the violin and cello duo—our most popular ensemble! Everything was seamless and beautiful, and finely coordinated as always with the talented planner at Evelyn Clark weddings. Thanks everyone!

 

Wedding ceremony song selections:

Processional (wedding party and bridesmaids): Pachelbel Canon
Signing: Schubert: Ave Maria 
Recessional: Mars: Marry You

 

Cocktail hour song selections:

A Thousand Years-Christine Perri (violin & cello duo)
All You Need Is Love-Beatles (violin & cello duo)
Billie Jean-Michael Jackson
Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis
Don’t You Worry Child-Swedish House Mafia
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
Yellow – Coldplay
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
Halo, Beyonce
I Got A Feeling-Black Eyed Peas
I Think I Wanna Marry You-Bruno Mars
Fields of Gold-Sting

 

 

Wedding Full Planning and Design: Evelyn Clark Weddings | Photography: Daring Wanderer Weddings | Venue: River Cafe | Florist: Flower Artistry | Decor: Bella Linens | Stationery: Plush Invitations | Hair and Makeup: The Pretty Haus | Cake: Whippt | Officiant: Life Celebrant – Jacquie Hoare | Music: Duo D’amore & Stephen Medhurst | Transportation: Ambassador Limo

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Jana + Mark’s wedding at Q Haute Cuisine, June 18, 2016, Calgary wedding music

“Thanks so much for everything—it was perfect!” Jana, bride

 This ceremony was really fun and lighthearted, and we were excited to perform at Q Haute Cuisine, as this was a new venue in Calgary for us. Jana and Mark opted for our most popular ensemble, the violin and cello duo. The couple did a great job choosing their song selections, as everything fit perfectly, and was timed brilliantly. The prelude songs worked very well, as most often we perform all classical or a mix of pop and classical, which helps to create a calm, relaxing mood. In this case, the couple chose all pop, and the right songs make all the difference! During the ceremony, the music switched to classical, and again everything fit wonderfully. I love the combination of Bach Air with Pachelbel’s Canon. Jesu Joy (also by Bach) is an exceptional signing song, and ending with Bittersweet Symphony for that burst of energy as the couple exits was the perfect touch!

Prelude 

Isreal kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful World
Train – Marry Me
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In love

Ceremony
Bridesmaids & groomsmen, flower girl & ring bearer: Bach – Air on the G-string
Processional (for bride to walk down to): Pachelbel – Canon in D
Signing: Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional: The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

 

Wedding Vendors:

 

Photography and photo credit: Kristyn Harder

Venue: Q Haute
Hair: Hair by Christine of MaddPretty
Makeup: Trena Laine
Flowers: Avenida Growers
Wedding Gown: Pronovias – Bertina
Veil: Rococo Brides
Chalkboard Art: Calgary Chalk Artist

Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

 

 

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Genevieve + Ralph’s wedding ceremony at Azuridge Estate, October 11, 2014, violin and cello duo, Calgary Wedding Ceremony Musicians

Genevieve was a true pleasure to talk with throughout the music planning process, and her ceremony was nothing short of fantastic. Music was bright, light and combined classical music which our violin and cello player performed for the prelude and processional (Pachelbel Canon). The groom and his parents walked into U2’s Beautiful Day and for the signing of the register we performed Fix You by Coldplay.

And it truly was a beautiful day. Originally the ceremony was supposed to be held inside at Azuridge Estate, but as the mercury climbed almost to 18C, the ceremony was moved outdoors, and we were happy to accommodate!

 

Photo and video credit: Parfait Productions

 

Genevieve + Ralph // Highlight Reel // Azuridge Wedding // Calgary Wedding Videographers // Parfait Productions from Parfait Productions on Vimeo.

 

Wedding ceremony music Calgary: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Raylene + Trevor wedding ceremony June 21, 2014 at the Church of the Rockies, violin and cello duo, Canmore AB

I wanted to say thank you for playing at my wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and I loved having Metallica play walking down the aisle. Got a lot of comments. I didn’t have a chance to thank them after the ceremony so please do for me.” Raylene, bride

This ceremony was wonderful in a different sort of way, and that’s always exciting for us. The biggest difference between this ceremony and a lot of other wedding ceremonies that we perform at in Canmore or across Canada is that we performed Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters in a church. That really does not happen too often so it was quite a fun experience for us, the guests and the bride and groom.

After the processional in the wedding, comes the vows, and just after the vows comes the next portion where music is typically performed: the signing of the register. From Metallica, what music was chosen for this: something else unexpected—the very traditional Bach-Gounod Ave Maria. This works perfect for the signing, as it is both long enough (as signings can last up to 8 minutes) and it is also more laid back. This laid back quality is just what is needed to contrast with the more upbeat recessional. Speaking of the recessional, this often takes place just seconds after the signing, as the officiant introduces the couple. For Raylene and Trevor’s recessional the violin and cello players performed Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary, to end the beautiful ceremony at the Church of the Rockies  with traditional and non-traditional elements.

Photo and Photo credit: www.Peakphotography.ca

Wedding ceremony musicians Canmore AB: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

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Denise + Jason wedding ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, June 7, 2014, violin and cello duo, Calgary

June seems so far away, but not when you compare it to the person whose anniversary it is today-today is the 309th anniversary of the death of Johann Pachelbel, the composer of the famous Canon, and lesser know gigue (or as we know it ‘jig’, a dance popular in the baroque). But this is getting far off the mark in terms of Denise and Jason’s wonderful catholic wedding ceremony at St Josephs’ Church in Calgary.

As the ceremony was catholic, we had the opportunity to perform some amazing and traditional wedding songs that work perfectly, and like Pachelbel Canon are well loved. Prior to the ceremony, we also performed a mixture of some soft and more upbeat classical music, before starting the music for the bridesmaids. As the first bridesmaid took a step and walked down the aisle, we performed Charpentier’s regal and almost march-like Prelude from TeDeum, an early hymn that is quite upbeat. This was followed by Pachelbel’s Canon for the bride. As this was a full mass, we also performed Bach’s Wachet Auf or Sleeper’s Awake for communion and followed that up with a perennial Bach favorite, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. As the priest pronounced them husband and wife our final piece of ceremony music performance was Handel’s glorious second hornpipe from the watermusik.

Ceremony music:

Bridesmaid processional: Charpentier prelude from TeDeum

Bride processional: Pachelbel canon in D 

Communion: Bach Wachet auf (sleepers awake) 

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of mans desiring 

Recessional: Handel hornpipe II from water music

Vendors:

Calgary wedding photographers, and photo credit – Christina & Nathan

Venue – Calgary Italian Club

Decor – Teal with Reflections Weddings

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

 

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Kimberley and Adrian’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in the Ivor Petrak Room, violin and cello duo, December 1, 2013, Banff AB

 

Thank you for the warm wishes. Both Kimberley and I are extremely happy with the performance during the ceremony. We also received many positive comments from those in attendance. Moreover, the musicians were very courteous and professional. They were outstanding! Cheers, Adrian

 

 It was lovely to be back that the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, for a beautiful and classical winter wedding ceremony. For the processional our string musicians performed the famous Pachelbel Canon, leading into the very appropriate Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi during the signing of the register. As the officiant presented the couple, we performed the second hornpipe from the Watermusic by handel, as well as additional light classical music as the guests exited. Simple, classic and elegant!

ProcessionalPachelbel Canon in D

SigningVivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Handel: Hornpipe II from the Water Music

Photo: Fairmont Banff Springs

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

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Kasandra and Robert’s wedding ceremony at the Carriage House Inn, October 5, 2013, Calgary AB

Kasandra and Rob were married at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, and our string duo performed a great grouping of songs at their ceremony. Before the ceremony started we performed a number of songs including two that the clients had requested: Secrets by One Republic and Stereo Heats by Gym Class Hero. As the groom entered, the grooms mother and father, the brides mother and brother, another brother and his wife and maid of honor and the flower girl our string musicians performed Bittersweet symphony, and transitioned to I Think I Wanna Marry You by Bruno Mars. For the signing of the marriage license we played Can’t Help falling in Love, and we also had a backup song in case it went a bit longer than expected. The song that the bride and groom chose was I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. For the recessional we performed the fantastic and upbeat Viva la Vida.

Wedding music Calgary: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Terri and Derek’s wedding ceremony at The Nordic Centre, October 5, 2013, Canmore AB

Our last wedding ceremony was just a month ago in September at the Nordic Centre and it was good to be back. Our violinist and cellist performed an interesting program of music for this wedding that included a mix of more popular and modern songs with more traditional music s well. We started to play as guests were arriving and being seated. The first song that the string ensemble performed was for the groomsmen as the walked in. Although this part of the ceremony typically happens in silence Bittersweet symphony was a natural choice of the opening of the wedding ceremony. The bridesmaids walked to The Rose by Bette Midler, and the bride came in to the famous Pachelbel canon in D. The signing continued with classical music (this is always a great idea) and we performed Bach’s Air on the G string, followed by Viva la Vida by Coldplay for the recessional.

Processional – Groomsmen: The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Processional – Bridesmaids: Bette Midler, The Rose

Processional – Bride: Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Bach Air on the G String

Recessional: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

Wedding music Canmore: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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