Ottawa Wedding String Quartet: Carol and Bohdan wedding at the Paroisses Diocese de Gatineau-Hull, October 18, 2014. This was a beautiful Catholic ceremony, with very traditional selections. In the process of planning the music selections, the bride was going to have a singer that unfortunately could not make it to the ceremony, but luckily we were able to work something out, and performed an instrumental version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
We often perform in Catholic weddings, and were again excited to be a part of Carol and Bohdan’s wedding day. For other couples planning a Catholic wedding, or looking for ideas for song selections, here is the listing of what this beautiful couple chose. As always we were happy to use our years of experience to make sure the music began and ended at the right points, and the songs were tailored to fit what the bride and groom wanted, with input from the Church as well.
1- fiancée (accompanied by his sister) Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
2- wedding party (flower girls, ring bearer, bridemaids) Charpentier
Prelude from Te Deum
3- bride (accompanied by bride’s mother) Pachelbel in Canon D
Signing of the register Music
For the Communion
1- Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
2- Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
For the Recessional
1- Mouret Rondeau
2- Purcell Trumpet Tune
Photo credit: http://www.paroissejeanxxiii.ca/
About Duo d’Amore
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/
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
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 made up of 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 weddings. 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. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.
The String Trio
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. Also, the string trio a great mid size ensemble that is an excellent option for an outdoor wedding or large church wedding.
The String Quartet
Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions, weddings 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.
Huge list of Modern, Pop, Top40s
Having pop string music at a wedding or reception offers a unique and enchanting atmosphere that beautifully blends tradition with contemporary flair. Also, one of the key advantages is the versatility it brings to the event. Pop string music has the ability to cover a wide range of popular songs, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Ottawa and area venues: a selection
Ottawa offers a diverse array of wedding venues that cater to various tastes and styles. From historic landmarks and elegant ballrooms to charming gardens and waterfront settings, Ottawa boasts a plethora of options for couples to tie the knot. Venues like the Fairmont Château Laurier exude grandeur and timeless elegance, while the National Gallery of Canada provides a unique artistic backdrop for ceremonies. For those seeking a blend of history and charm, venues like Billings Estate National Historic Site or the Canadian Museum of History offer a distinctive ambiance. Meanwhile, picturesque spots along the Ottawa River or the Gatineau Hills provide stunning natural settings for outdoor ceremonies. With its rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes, Ottawa presents an abundance of enchanting venues to create unforgettable wedding experiences. Here are several options:
Located in Kanata, this upscale hotel offers elegant wedding spaces, including ballrooms and outdoor options. They provide wedding packages and have experienced staff to help plan your event.
This golf club in Kanata offers beautiful views and event spaces for weddings. They have indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate both small and large weddings.
Stonefields Estate is a picturesque countryside venue known for its rustic charm. It offers a barn and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.
Situated in nearby Stittsville, Amberwood offers a scenic backdrop for weddings with its golf course and event facilities. They provide various wedding packages to suit your needs.
This modern community center in Kanata offers event spaces for weddings. It’s a versatile option that can be customized to your preferences.
Offers a variety of event spaces and catering options for weddings of all sizes.
Bridges Golf Course & Country Club
This golf club in nearby Chelsea, Quebec, offers a picturesque setting with views of Gatineau Hills.
If you’re looking for a luxurious wedding venue, consider the Fairmont Château Laurier in downtown Ottawa. It’s a prestigious option with historic charm.
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