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Wedding Violinist Cellist Toronto: Danielle and Dan

Wedding Violinist Cellist Toronto: Danielle and Dan

Wedding Violinist Cellist Toronto: Danielle and Dan wedding ceremony at Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, violin and cello duo, September 21, 2013, Toronto ON.

Classical elegance

This ceremony combined classical elegance with modern sensibilities, to create a new hybrid that guests loved! After the guests were seated, the first music that stared the wedding off was Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach, which we performed as the mothers were escorted and seated. We then performed the romantic and rich Ave Maria, which itself is a hybrid version by both JS Bach and the French composer Charles Gounod who added the top part (played first by the cello) centuries after Bach composed his part.

Pachelbel Canon for the bride

The classical and exceptional Pachelbel canon was played for the bride, and as I have said before—there is a reason why this is performed at so many weddings—it works so well, and guarantees a smooth and beautiful ending as the bride reaches the front of the aisle at the Church. The signing switched gears to Etta James’ At Last, with the ceremony ending to the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony.

“The musicians at the ceremony were fantastic yesterday. We received so many compliments! Thank you for making the day extra special.” Danielle, bride.

Parents coming down the aisle: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Bridesmaids processional: Gounod Ave Maria (Bach)

Bride’s processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D 

Registry signing: At Last (Etta James)

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Photo and photo/video credit: SDE Weddings

About Duo d’Amore and our string ensembles-Strings for Wedding Ottawa: Marie-Josee and Paul

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

Strings for Wedding Ottawa: Marie-Josee and Paul
Strings for Wedding Ottawa: Marie-Josee and Paul

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 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.

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 destination wedding. 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
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

Top Reviewed wedding 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.

Ottawa and area venues: a selection

Ottawa and area 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:

Brookstreet Hotel

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.

Marshes Golf Club

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

Stonefields Estate is a picturesque countryside venue known for its rustic charm. It offers a barn and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.

Additional venues:

Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club

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.

The Kanata North Community Hub

This modern community center in Kanata offers event spaces for weddings. It’s a versatile option that can be customized to your preferences.

The Centurion Conference and Event Center

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.

Fairmont Château Laurier

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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