Wedding String Quartet Ancaster: Andrew and Jamie

Wedding Strings Ancaster: Andrew and Jamie wedding ceremony May 18, 2013 Ancaster Mill
Wedding Strings Ancaster: Andrew and Jamie

Wedding String Quartet Ancaster: Andrew and Jamie wedding ceremony May 18, 2013 Ancaster Mill. If I were to describe Andrew and Jamie’s wedding ceremony using just a few words, I would say that it was modern with a classic touch. As the wedding was held outdoors, near the gurgling stream running and cascading through the limestone bedrock, and the weather was perfect—so was the venue. When we, Duo d’Amore, arrived we were greeted by the staff at Ancaster Old Mill (who always do a great job and are very well organized) as well as Reverend McNally. In our decades of experience, Revered McNally is one of those people that once you meet him, you will never forget him. He is so warm, open, funny, awhile at the same time, he really cares for each couple that he marries, and he’s been marrying couples for over 50 years.

Guest Arrival

As the guests were arriving, we began to perform a number of selections for our classical repertoire. At the appropriate time we received a cue from the venue’s staff, and proceeded to start playing the music for the four bridesmaids. A note on that—getting back to how I described the ceremony as modern with a classic touch, while the venue was certainly classic, the music selections that the couple made and were performed at the ceremony was a blending of both of these elements, as we performed the following arrangements for violin and cello duo:

Ceremony Music

Bridesmaids: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Bride: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
Signing of the Register: “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
                                                  “Air” by Bach
Recessional: “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve

Note about Signing Music

It is important to note that we played two songs for the signing, and here’s why: As the signing is typically the quietest part of the ceremony, wedged in between the ceremonial, and often emotional Brides walk down the aisle, and the celebratory recessional, it is a perfect place to highlight familiar and contemporary song choice such as the Beatles, but it is also a great opportunity to include music for a bit of reflection. We would like to congratulate Jamie and Andrew on their beautiful wedding at the Old Mill.

About Duo d’Amore and our string ensembles

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violin, viola and cello players. Together we have versatile string ensembles such as solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40, video game music and classical for weddings, special and corporate events.

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

How to book us?

Booking is easy! Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/ and tell us about the wedding or event you are planning. We will send a booking form for you to fill out and send back to us with a deposit. That’s it!

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a large sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra. This is in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. And this is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

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Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is one violin player and one cello player. And this is our most requested string ensemble for hire. As well, having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for all types of events. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both.

The String Trio

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The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. And most often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions and events with 200 or more guests. The string quartet is one of our more versatile ensembles, as we can perform everything from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in the classical spectrum, to pop, jazz, folk, Top40 and beyond.

What areas of Canada do you serve?

Duo d’Amore has garnered a stellar reputation for catering to destination weddings across a multitude of cities in Canada. Their extensive network of talented musicians spans various regions, allowing them to provide exquisite live string performances for couples seeking a touch of musical elegance at their corporate event.. Their ability to curate local string ensembles in these diverse locales ensures that couples can experience the beauty of live string music tailored to their unique wedding destination. With their expertise in providing enchanting melodies, Duo d’Amore seamlessly weaves the magic of live strings into the tapestry of unforgettable moments, enhancing the ambiance and creating cherished memories for couples and their guests alike. We serve the following cities across Canada:

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Sudbury
  • North Bay
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Markham
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Kingston
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

Top Reviewed string ensemble

Duo d’Amore stands as a distinguished and highly praised string ensemble, earning exceptional reviews and top ratings on both WeddingWire and Google platforms. Their remarkable performances and dedication to delivering musical excellence have garnered them widespread acclaim from couples and clients across Canada. On WeddingWire, Duo d’Amore has consistently received glowing testimonials, highlighting their professionalism, versatility, and ability to add an exquisite touch to weddings.

Stellar Reputation

Their mastery in creating enchanting atmospheres through live string music has led to a plethora of five-star ratings, earning them a coveted spot among the top-reviewed wedding music providers. Moreover, on Google, their reputation remains stellar, with clients commending their flawless execution, captivating performances, and their knack for tailoring music to suit diverse preferences and wedding styles. Duo d’Amore’s unwavering commitment to musical artistry, coupled with their stellar customer service, continues to position them as a sought-after and highly acclaimed choice for couples seeking a sublime musical experience on their special day.

Huge List of Pop Music

At Duo d’Amore, our selection of pop music for string ensembles reflects our passion for bridging the gap between classical and contemporary genres. We carefully curate a repertoire that showcases the versatility of string instruments, infusing each piece with our unique interpretation and style. From the soulful melodies of Adele to the infectious rhythms of Bruno Mars, we breathe new life into beloved pop hits, captivating audiences with our seamless blend of elegance and energy. Our goal is to create unforgettable musical experiences that resonate deeply with listeners, transcending boundaries and celebrating the timeless appeal of pop music through the rich sounds of classical strings.

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